The Instigator
Mikal
Con (against)
Winning
13 Points
The Contender
progressivedem22
Pro (for)
Losing
1 Points

Abortion Should Be Made Illegal In the United States

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after 4 votes the winner is...
Mikal
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/6/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 784 times Debate No: 45335
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (10)
Votes (4)

 

Mikal

Con

Welcome one and all to my 100th debate on this site.


Definitions for this debate shall be as follows

Abortion - the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.

Illegal - To place a Ban on or to completely remove the practice of


Pro is not arguing for the removal of abortion in certain situations but rather a complete ban on the practice all together


Rounds

Me

(1) Rules
(2) Opening Arguments/ Contentions
(3) Closing Arguments, Crystallizing points, Closing Remarks.


Adversary

(1) Opening Arguments/Contentions
(2) Closing Arguments, Crystallizing Points, Closing Remarks
(3) Shall Type "No round as agreed upon"


Rules

(1) Failure to type no round as agreed upon will result in a full 7 point FF due to my adversary having an extra round
(2) FFs or Multiple FFs will result in the loss of a conduct point and possibly a full drop at the discretion of the judges
(3) 10k Words
(4) Votes shall contain a valid and proper RFD.


progressivedem22

Pro

Oh, I didn't even realize I was Pro.

Well, that's embarrassing--and quite disappointing.

I suppose you can consider this a concession -- I could never take that position. Honestly, I can't imagine how any sane person ever could. It's practically a trap.
Debate Round No. 1
Mikal

Con

i would like to thank pro for his concession.
progressivedem22

Pro

No problem.
Debate Round No. 2
progressivedem22

Pro

No round as agreed upon.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Geogeer 2 years ago
Geogeer
Since I'm new here I'm not yet sure about all the abbreviations used.

I've seen the abbreviation FF used several times, but I cannot track down its meaning.

Thanks in advance.
Posted by missmedic 2 years ago
missmedic
When something is made illegal the control is given to the criminals.
Posted by progressivedem22 2 years ago
progressivedem22
@zmcuber: I didn't intend to take the anti-abortion position. As I said, that was accidental. But I want to make clear that I wasn't attacking anti-abortionists -- I said the view that all abortions should be illegal is, in essence, irrational.
Posted by Valladarex 2 years ago
Valladarex
lol... I feel sorry for Mikal that this is his 100th debate.
Posted by zmikecuber 2 years ago
zmikecuber
Lol, I like how Pro takes the anti-abortion position, and then bashes anti-abortionists. :P
Posted by MysticEgg 2 years ago
MysticEgg
The big 100! Well done!
Posted by Valladarex 2 years ago
Valladarex
I hate that glitch.
Posted by Valladarex 2 years ago
Valladarex
I would accept if i could base the illegality of abortion on brain activity (illegal after approximately 8 weeks gestation).
Posted by Valladarex 2 years ago
Valladarex
I would accept if i could base the illegality of abortion on brain activity (illegal after approximately 8 weeks gestation).
Posted by Valladarex 2 years ago
Valladarex
I would accept if i could base the illegality of abortion on brain activity (illegal after approximately 8 weeks gestation).
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Vote Placed by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Mikalprogressivedem22Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro conceded arguments to con. I still feel pro should have made an attempt to play devils advocate, so con also gets conduct points.
Vote Placed by OtakuJordan 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession. Too bad this was Mikal's 100th debate.
Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession. Unfortunately the 100th of Con went in vain. Pro should have been careful enough before accepting the debate.
Vote Placed by bsh1 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Graceful concession by Pro. Pro should read more carefully prior to acceptance.