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Can a conclusion in an argument come before the premises?

Such as:“The key problem is the supposed superiority of the two major alternatives to adoption. Abortion seems to convey an immediate benefit: It makes the problem disappear. (And don't worry about death or post-abortion regrets that may grow more severe as time goes by.) Despite 1996's welfare-reform bill, single-parenting still conveys benefits.”

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    By definition, it cannot!! A conclusion is intended to conclude the paper -- conclude = end.

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