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Abortion is morally wrong

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Started: 10/5/2009 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Republican95

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Resolution: Abortion in morally wrong. I am not arguing that abortion should be illegalized, just that it is wrong. This debate will exclude abortions done for medical reasons, such as if the mother's life is severely endangered.

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Definitions*
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Abortion--Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy.

Morally-- of, pertaining to, or concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct or the distinction between right and wrong

Wrong--not right, using flawed thinking or logic

(From Dictionary.com)

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Introduction:
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Abortion, is perhaps, the most important issue of our time. How we, as a nation and as humans, relate to human life will impact our society for generations to come. This is not an issue to be indecisive or uneducated about. I would like to through out some facts:

1) Since 1973, an estimated 50,000,000 American children have been aborted. 3,700 American children are aborted everyday.
2) 1% of all abortions occur because of rape or incest; 6% of abortions occur because of potential health problems regarding either the mother or child, and 93% of all abortions occur for social reasons (i.e. the child is unwanted or inconvenient).
3) An estimated 43% of all women will have at least 1 abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 47% of all abortions are performed on women who have had at least one previous abortion.

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Preliminary Questions
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I would like my opponent to address this as bluntly as he or she can: What is life? What characteristics must be present to say something is living and has value? And, If ONE of these characteristics is not present is it considered living?

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Arguments
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a) A fetus is living. Once a sperm and egg cell unite, the fetus is destined to be a human. It no longer a simple appendage of the mother, it is a unique entity that happens to be residing in the mother's body. From the point of fertilization, the child's eye and hair color, fingerprint, blood type, height, and some personality traits are all determined. Abortion is equatable with slavery. In which, a human extorts his or her wishes over another human being without their consent. To say that a fetus is not human because it is dependent on the mother and is not viable outside of the womb at that point is fallacious. The "point of viability" is constantly moving back because of advances in science, and cannot be considered in an abortion debate. Also, dependence doesn't mean the entity has no rights. A man might be in a coma and dependent on machines to keep him alive, but he has rights.

b) Abortion is a deprivation of a human's rights. To deny somebody the right to life is to deny them liberty and the pursuit of happiness, which are spoke of in the Declaration of Independence. It is a massive civil rights violation: Deny humans the right of humanity.

That is all for now. I thank and wish luck to whoever accepts this debate.
Carole81387

Con

post it again i'm sorry i am new to the site and screwed up! I definitely cannot argue this one ... I thought about it but I just can't!
Debate Round No. 1
Republican95

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Debate Round No. 2
Republican95

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I'll probably be reinstating this one...just for anyone who might be interested...
Carole81387

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by rougeagent21 8 years ago
rougeagent21
lame
Posted by mongoose 8 years ago
mongoose
Stupid n00b...
Posted by wjmelements 8 years ago
wjmelements
If you're going to get facts, don't copy paste them.
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