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Abortion Should Be Legal

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Started: 6/26/2016 Category: Religion
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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prodigyofaristotle

Pro

Abortion is not immoral and it should be legal.
harrytruman

Con

"Life Liberty and property shall not be infringed without due process of law"- the 5th ammendment.

Last I checked an abortion clinic is not a court of law, the woman is not judge, jury,m and executioner, and "it's my body" isn't alegitimate cause for the deatyh penalty.
Debate Round No. 1
prodigyofaristotle

Pro

Well first off, depending on whether you consider a fetus a human, it is not a death penalty. In the constitution Americans are given the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. By denying a woman an abortion, you are taking away her rights. Why is it that the baby has more rights than the woman? In the constitution it says all men are equal. To give more rights to the baby would be unjust. Further on, abortion is not immoral. Why should it be illegal.
harrytruman

Con

You aren't giving the fetus more rights, it and the mothher have equal rights, the issue is that the right to life is above all others, therefor the fetuss right to life is above whichever of these rights you consider constituties abortion (i.e. none of them).
Debate Round No. 2
prodigyofaristotle

Pro

By denying the woman an abortion, you are giving more rights to the fetus over her body. How can this be just? A woman should be able to do whatever she wants with her body. She should at least have equal rights. By denying her an abortion you are infringing her rights and you are taking away her liberty.
harrytruman

Con

The fetus's right to live is above the womans right over her body, the fetus isn't getting more rights! Certain rights are above others though, the womans right to live is exactly equal to the fetus's right to live, just as liberty, and property, but the right to life is above liberty, therefor the use of one right should not be allowed ifthe impications are the infringemenmt of someone elses. he fetus is not the womans body either, she can do whatever she wants with HER body, not whatever she wants with someone elses body.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by harrytruman 5 months ago
harrytruman
Wikipedia?
No, I read the constitution, the Supreme Court is never given this power.
Posted by missmedic 5 months ago
missmedic
I think you are mistaken, I checked.
https://en.wikipedia.org...
https://en.wikipedia.org...
Posted by harrytruman 5 months ago
harrytruman
No it isn't.
Posted by missmedic 5 months ago
missmedic
Article Three of the United States Constitution establishes the judicial branch of the federal government. The judicial branch comprises the Supreme Court of the United States and lower courts as created by Congress.
As the final arbiter of the law, the Court is charged with ensuring the American people the promise of equal justice under law and, thereby, also functions as guardian and interpreter of the Constitution.
Posted by harrytruman 5 months ago
harrytruman
I don't care what the Supreme Court says, it isn't given that power in the constitution.
Posted by missmedic 5 months ago
missmedic
Abortion is already legal the Supreme Court ruled that a woman has a constitutionally guaranteed unqualified right to abortion in the first trimester of her pregnancy. She also has a right to terminate a pregnancy in the second trimester, although the state may limit that right when the procedure poses a health risk to the mother that is greater than the risk of carrying the fetus to term. In making its decision, the Court ruled that a fetus is not a person under the terms of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com...
What you need to address is the main cause of abortion, unwanted pregnancy.
http://www.swissinfo.ch...
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