The Instigator
Seriously
Pro (for)
Winning
12 Points
The Contender
Extremely-Far-Right
Con (against)
Losing
7 Points

Abortion can be funny depending on your outlook on life

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/10/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,836 times Debate No: 15286
Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (10)
Votes (6)

 

Seriously

Pro

I think that abortion can be funny.
I myself am currently on a 12 month waiting list for an abortion for my baby.

But some abortions are not funny, and very necassary.
If you knew a woman who was pregnant, who had 8 kids already,
three who were deaf, two who were blind, one mentally retarded,
and she had syphilis…. Would you recommend that she have an
abortion?

If you said yes, you just killed Beethoven. Pretty interesting,
isn't it? Makes a person think before judging someone.
Extremely-Far-Right

Con

I thank my opponent for this debate.

I shall be taking the position that abortion isn't funny and is a very serious choice to make. But I'm also somewhat confused by your argument. You mentioned that "I think that abortion can be funny." Then you later said "But some abortions are not funny, and very necassary." I suppose abortion could be funny but most people don't look at that view. It is a very serious decision to make and consider, because it impacts the individual far later in life.
Debate Round No. 1
Seriously

Pro

I find abortion very funny. I especially like the dead baby parts.
Thus, since I find abortion funny, I win.
Extremely-Far-Right

Con

I thank con for the argument. You made a serious flaw with your last argument however. You said, " I find abortion very funny." Then you said, "Thus, since I find abortion funny, I win." There is one significant problem with what you said, that being you conflicted with yourself. You mention that you find abortion to be very funny, but then you conflicted yourself whenever you said that it is just funny. Therefore, how can we truly believe you whenever you say something and then counter it?
Debate Round No. 2
Seriously

Pro

Stop being so foolish.
I find abortion funny / very funny due to my outlook on life, thus Abortion can be funny depending on your outlook on life.
Although this debate was obviously much more favourable to me and impossible for the opposition to win, since I have proved the point, you have no other choice but to vote for me.
Extremely-Far-Right

Con

I thank my opponent for his response.

First, you still contradict yourself by saying "But some abortions are not funny,"

You also made a crucial flaw with these last couple of arguments. With your last argument you said, "Thus, since I find abortion funny, I win." I find it interesting that you think one can win the debate being the simple fact that the debate isn't over. Also, you said, "you have no other choice but to vote for me." Is "you" referring to me as it should or the voters?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by headphonegut 6 years ago
headphonegut
just reading the debate topic made me laugh. Good times good times.
Posted by DebateGirl 6 years ago
DebateGirl
Abortion is not funny at all! I believe that abortion should be a helping-hand to a woman who was raped NOT a 'way out' for a teenage girl who should not have been having sex in the first place. I find it absolutely absurd that anyone would find such a serious matter as abortion to be funny..
Posted by Extremely-Far-Right 6 years ago
Extremely-Far-Right
Unless if I can prove that the opinion that he stated isn't his true opinion on the subject. So technically, he has not won yet.
Posted by Thaddeus 6 years ago
Thaddeus
Fail Far-right =(
All he has to do now is assert that he can find abortion funny, thus validating his resolution.
Posted by Extremely-Far-Right 6 years ago
Extremely-Far-Right
Wow, I just realized something. Why did you restrict it to only 500 characters? Also, the nature of the title that you gave the debate makes it very hard to debate, because it can simply make it too easy on your part as some people here have already mentioned.
Posted by AveragejoeDev 6 years ago
AveragejoeDev
thats not at all hard to prove. 1 person has to find it funny and then the debate is won, your opening argument could simply be "I have a certain outlook about life, and I think its funny, hence the debate is won, for I am living proof that an abortion can be funny", and I would have no way to counter-argument that. For you have effectively sidestepped an objective or rational debate with your wording.
Posted by Seriously 6 years ago
Seriously
One would assume that since abortion is such a sombre topic no one can genuinely have a positive view of it even if they are pro abortion, abortion is still murder or destruction of life to a certain extent and it would be hard to prove that someone can be happy about murder of an innocent fetus.
Posted by AveragejoeDev 6 years ago
AveragejoeDev
Why would you have thought that?
Posted by Seriously 6 years ago
Seriously
@averagejoedev Easy win for the opposition I would of thought. I guess I was wrong.

MIND =
BLOWN
Posted by AveragejoeDev 6 years ago
AveragejoeDev
The wording of the debate title makes it a bit hard to debate against. Theoretically speaking anything 'could' be funny depending on ones subjective outlook in life.
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Vote Placed by Cliff.Stamp 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: "I think that abortion can be funny." the only way to win that as Con is semantics
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Reasons for voting decision: Fail debate is fail.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con had better arguments, and Pro refused to admit that in his first statement he contradicted himself.
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Reasons for voting decision: What socialpinko said
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Reasons for voting decision: As Pro points out, the resolution is almost self confirming.
Vote Placed by socialpinko 6 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't see why Con even accepted this debate. All Pro had to do was show an outlook where abortion COULD be funny and he did-his own.