The Instigator
brie
Pro (for)
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The Contender
repete21
Con (against)
Winning
21 Points

Abortion Rights

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/5/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,251 times Debate No: 3902
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brie

Pro

I believe that a woman should be in charge of her own self and body and by choosing to abort a pregnancy it is her right to not have to carry the child.
repete21

Con

I am not entirely sure that you are new to this site since you had an opinion within hours of joining, but in most debates the person who starts it sets the parameters, since you failed to do so, I will.

These definitions are the definitions which will be used during the debate. All are from Merriam-Webster

Abortion-the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus

Herself- that identical female one —used reflexively, for emphasis, in absolute constructions, and in place of her especially when joined to another object

Body-the organized physical substance of an animal or plant either living or dead

Since you have no resolution I will assume that your statement is indicating that "Because one has control over ones self and body they have to right to an abortion" I am going to base my arguments off this since you did not supply me with anything else that I can work with.

Babycenter.com - "The fetus is considered full-term between weeks 35 and 40,which means that the fetus is considered sufficiently developed for life outside the uterus."

As per the definitions used in this round, a baby at this age could be aborted, what does that mean?

A baby at this stage in the uterus is -for all intents and purposes- the same as a baby this age outside of the uterus, but yet you still state that it is acceptable to abort a baby at this age? I challenge you to explain the difference between this and infanticide, which is the killing of a child in the earliest stages of life.

If it is legal to kill a baby that is the same inside and out of the uterus when in the uterus why not allow the killing of it outside the uterus? If you allow this, you allow infanticide, so where do you draw the line for legal infanticide? Should this make it legal to kill any child that falls under the category infant? These are all things we must consider when deciding the legality and morality of abortion.

PS- I am sorry if you are not happy with the parameters I set for this debate, but I am unwilling to give up my first round of arguments simply because of my opponents lack of clarification on the topic, if you do not like them, I suggest you start another debate and make it open to anyone who would like to debate.
Debate Round No. 1
brie

Pro

Before I say any more, I wanted to say that I don't appreciate being treated like a baby because you saw my age on my profile. I may be twelve but I have a genius IQ smart one.

Anyways,
A child is only a child when it is as developed as a newborn baby. During this time in the pregnancy abortion is hazardous and I do not support this.

I support the right to an abortion at an earlier stage of development. The woman should have a say over what happens from then on out.
repete21

Con

You have clearly seen my debates so you should know that this is how I always debate, I could care less if you are 12 or 112, if I was babying you I would have said "Oh you forgot to set the parameters, would you like me to skip my turn so you can do that?" Also congratulations on your genius IQ, welcome too the club (OOOOPS WAS THAT POMPOUS?)(Since I'm sure you'll want to compare- 133 in 4th grade, haven't tested since). Although I dont like to make personal attacks please dont challenge me to anymore debates if you are simply going to use them as an opportunity to prove your immaturity and harass me.

Sorry to any judges who think that was rude on my part but I don't take eInsults well, something about a person who has never met me judging me just gets on my nerves.

Since my opponent has given no factual evidence and has actually contradicted herself by saying "I support the right to an abortion at an earlier stage of development." and "The woman should have a say over what happens from then on out" which is, in fewer words saying she doesn't support abortion after a certain point which she fails to mention but she supports abortion any time after a certain point before the first point I stated.... I stand firm on my evidence and would like the judges to make note that my opponent has neither set nor held to any parameters.
Debate Round No. 2
brie

Pro

I am ending the debate since my sister has gotten her own account and i really dont want people hating me.
repete21

Con

I rest my case and now will type randomly in an attempt to make my argument long enough, long enough, long enough.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Scyrone 8 years ago
Scyrone
You could think of abortion this way, repete21: would you still not want to abort the thing if it was going to turn out gay?
Posted by whitesoxfan450 8 years ago
whitesoxfan450
Wow,, this debate really was about age..

But I vote Pro, because I agree.

Again, Brie, I want to debate you sometime!
Posted by VenomousNinja 8 years ago
VenomousNinja
Why thank you, Geekis Khan.
Posted by Geekis_Khan 8 years ago
Geekis_Khan
Even though I am pro-choice, that's an interesting point tht isn't brought up enough in the realms of debate, VenomousNinja.
Posted by VenomousNinja 8 years ago
VenomousNinja
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Disgraceful.
No one even gives the father in the situation a thought. He has no say in wheather his child lives or dies, nope, its all the mother.

The only time I support abortion is when the mother cannot have the baby in anyway due to medical reaons, otherwise, get a C-Section.
Posted by snicker_911 8 years ago
snicker_911
I AM FOR ABORTION. oh no, killing babies...that's just tough. JUST KIDDING! Technically, they aren't even babies...I mean, adoption is a much nicer way then abortion but you gotta do what ya gotta do. Think of all the girls out there who are too young to go through nine months of torture...escpecially, if the parents kicked them out! :O I've heard of that and that's harsh, man. SO....yeah.
Posted by brie 8 years ago
brie
im not twelve. i am fourteen. my sister is using my account for debates and i just watch debates usually. so dont blame me.
Posted by Geekis_Khan 8 years ago
Geekis_Khan
behindblueeyes, I'm not sure the uptight thing helps.

But bein a pompous jackass sure does. :)
Posted by LR4N6FTW4EVA 8 years ago
LR4N6FTW4EVA
both of you seem a little immature
"I have a genius IQ smart one"
"I'm sorry but wont you have to deal with me more if you debate me?"
Kind of dumb.
Posted by behindblueeyes 8 years ago
behindblueeyes
is it not a requirement for a debater to be pompous and uptight? from my experience those are VERY good qualities to have.
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