The Instigator
FaustianJustice
Pro (for)
The Contender
PGA
Con (against)

Abortion: A woman's right to Choose

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Started: 6/9/2017 Category: Society
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FaustianJustice

Pro


FaustianJustice will be debating the PRO side, meaning a woman has the right to choose to continue a pregnancy or not.

PGA will be debating the CON side, meaning a woman does NOT have the right to choose to halt a pregnancy.

For the purposes of this debate, termination of pregnancy due to a clear and reasonable threat to the life of the mother will not be considered, as it is assumed by both parties to be an extenuating and acceptable (though deeply regratable) circumstance.

R1) Acceptance, explanation of terms or acronyms, definitions of terminology if desired.

R2) Opening arguments

R3) Rebuttals, NO NEW ARGUMENTATION, citation may be used in support or refutation of a presented argument

R4) Addressing of rebuttals and conclusion, no -new- citation may be presented, no new argumentation may be presented.

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General Terms Pro might use:

Viable - For most hospitals in the United States, the age of viability is about 24 weeks 0 days of the pregnancy. The term "age of viability" refers to the point in pregnancy at which the baby could have a chance of survival if born prematurely, which is generally around 24 weeks of pregnancy.



SCotUS: Supreme Court of the United States

LTA: late term abortion - established as an abortion that occurs after a point when its reasonable to conclude the fetus is viable

Personhood: the quality or condition of being an individual person.

The above terminology is not designed to limit Con's use of words, should alternate impressions or definitions be desired, they may be presented and if needed debated upon as well, just as Pro's might, nor is this short list designed to be limiting.

Judges, this challenge may or may not have come as a surprise to you, and for which I apologize if you have no interest.
PGA

Con


Thank you Faustian for setting up/organizing this debate!



I formally accept the terms and agree to debate this issue.


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DEFINITIONS:



Medical Definition of quickening (should it be used): the first motion of a fetus in the uterus felt by the mother usually somewhat before the middle of the period of gestation



Medical Definition of quicken quickened; quickening: to reach the stage of gestation at which fetal motion is felt
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Definition of human:
1 of, relating to, or characteristic of humans
2 consisting of humans
3 a) having human form or attributes
b) representative of or susceptible to the sympathies and frailties of human nature



Definition of human being for Students: a man, woman, or child : person



Definition of human for English Language Learners: a person



Definition of human for Students: human being



Medical Definition of human:
1 a: of, relating to, or characteristic of humans
b: primarily or usually harbored by, affecting, or attacking humans
2 : being or consisting of humans
3 : consisting of members of the family Hominidae
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Definition of conception:
1 a : (1) the process of becoming pregnant involving fertilization or implantation or both (2) : embryo, fetus
b : beginning



Definition of sperm: a cell that is produced by the male sexual organs and that combines with the female's egg in reproduction



Definition of sperm:
1 a : semen
b : a male gamete; especially : spermatozoon



Medical Definition of oocyte: an egg before maturation : a female gametocyte—called also ovocyte



Definition of person:
1 : human, individual —sometimes used in combination especially by those who prefer to avoid man in compounds applicable to both sexes
3 a : one of the three modes of being in the Trinitarian Godhead as understood by Christians
b : the unitary personality of Christ that unites the divine and human natures
4 a archaic : bodily appearance
b : the body of a human being;
5 : the personality of a human being



Definition of person for English Language Learners: a human being



Legal Definition of person:
1 : natural person
2 : the body of a human being
https://www.merriam-webster.com...



Definition of person:
1 : human, individual
https://www.merriam-webster.com...



Medical Definition of a Person:
1. A living human.
2. The composite of characteristics that make up an individual personality; the self.
3. The living body of a human.
4. Physique and general appearance.
http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...



Definition of a Person:
1. a human being, whether an adult or child:
2. a human being as distinguished from an animal or a thing.
http://www.dictionary.com...



Definition of Moral Relativism: moral relativism, the belief that there are no objective standards of right and wrong, only personal preferences.
https://prolifetraining.com...

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Posted by PGA 5 months ago
PGA
We are postponing until the end of August.

Are you interested in another on the same topic?

We were waiting for the Forum to stabilize and then life issues got in the way. I have spoken to Faustian and that is the best time for both of us.
Posted by Danielle 5 months ago
Danielle
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