The Instigator
ShannonDowds
Con (against)
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surfride
Pro (for)
Winning
27 Points

Abortion And The Effects On The People Involved.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/21/2008 Category: Health
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ShannonDowds

Con

How Can You Agree With The Killing Of Unborn Children?
This Causes Infact More Grief For The Parent - The Decision To Abort A Life-Form Is Sickening, This Can Cause Complications In Later Pregnancy, And In Some Communities You Would Be Among The Socially Downtrodden.
surfride

Pro

First of all, I will disagree with your assumption that abortion is the killing of unborn children. Referring to an embryo/fetus as an "unborn child" seems to me to just be an attempt to incite an emotional response in people. Also, an embryo or fetus, by my definition anyway, is not yet a child or a baby. If you removed an embryo or fetus from a mother at the time that a woman would most likely have an abortion, that is before third trimester, chances are just about 100 percent that it would die.
You also ask how I can agree with the "killing of unborn children". I can agree because, although I may not like the idea of abortion, I believe two things:
A) There are definitely situations, such as when a mother's life is endangered or when a mother will be unable to support a child, and in those situations, an abortion can be the only option.
B) I believe that it is the mother's right to choose, and that no one should interfere with that unless the woman is in third trimester and her life is not endangered.

In answer to your point about grief, i would direct you to this study http://findarticles.com...
as well as the wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org...

And, as to your point about someone who supports abortion being among "the socially downtrodden", i completely fail to see the relevance of that statement. Also, your argument about aborting a life-form being sickening is an opinion. In addition, unless you are a vegetarian, life forms are aborted all the time for human consuption. the steak on your plate or the bacon with your breakfast didn't die of natural causes.
Debate Round No. 1
ShannonDowds

Con

ShannonDowds forfeited this round.
surfride

Pro

Well, just carry my points over i guess. So far, the burden of proof is on my opponent, so if you are just going to vote against abortion because you don't believe in it, rather than on the substance of the debate, then you might as well not vote.
Debate Round No. 2
ShannonDowds

Con

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surfride

Pro

surfride forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by surfride 8 years ago
surfride
In response to inquiretruth, what i was saying was that even with the advanced medical procedures we have today, the fetus/embryo would most likely die. A baby has a good chance of living even without intensive care, but a baby delivered more than three months ahead of schedule is almost certainly doomed, no matter what.
Posted by Im_always_right 8 years ago
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I agree with con, but since she failed to show uo for 2/3 of the debate I am forced to vote pro.
Posted by gonovice 8 years ago
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I personally agree with everything that surfride said. Shannon makes no sense and she's going based off of no knowledge so there's no REAL reason to vote for her.
Posted by InquireTruth 8 years ago
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"If you removed an embryo or fetus from a mother at the time that a woman would most likely have an abortion, that is before third trimester, chances are just about 100 percent that it would die. "

Um... If you have the baby and leave it unattended then, it will still die. Babies are dependent. So when they can care for themselves, THEN they are human?
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