Arguing the other side...would it change anything for you?
Do you think that having to do research and argue for the other side would change your point of view on any given issue or at least help you to better understand the other side's argument?
Tuesday was my last Moot Court assignment for my Constitutional Law class and I had to argue in front of a mock Supreme Court why Roe v. Wade should be overturned. It hurt my heart a bit because I am pro-choice, but I made a pretty effective argument. It also made me understand a bit more the reasoning behind the pro-life argument (NOT from a religious point of view). Today I wrote my paper...based on the same hypothetical situation, but this time I was the Justice and got to decide the fate of Roe v. Wade. I upheld it, but changed it some. However, while writing it, my arguments from the Moot Court kept popping in my head. I guess arguing the other side got to me a bit. I don't like abortions...I wish they were not necessary for some women, but I can understand why some women have them and feel that is a choice that each woman should make for herself...not something that any branch of the government should decide.