Opposite the Editorial

For this activity, you will be writing an OpEd, short for Opposite the Editorial, is a newspaper opinion piece from contributors not affiliated with the editorial board. Limited in most newspapers to 700 to 1200 words, writing and getting published is no easy task. The purpose of an Op-Ed is to sway public opinion and change minds using convincing argument and presenting it in a concise, readable way, with sound, logical arguments well-supported by facts. Review this web page on What is an Op-ed Article and How to write one. (Links to an external site.) https://www.thebalancesmb.com/oped-what-is-it-and-how-to-write-it-1360714

Draft an OpEd about a current issue or controversy in family planning. Your piece can be related to any topic from the following list, or a different topic first approved by your instructor. 
1. Unmet Need 2. Medical or Legal Barriers to Contraceptive Services 3. Affordable Care Act 4. Current Controversies in Family Planning and Population Policy 5. Couples and Men in Contraceptive Decision Making 

As previously stated, your OpEd must be persuasive, but your opinion has to be grounded in facts using a sound and logical argument.