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Abortion is immoral and should be illegal

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/5/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Eve13

Pro

Abortion is immoral, because you are killing the life of an innocent child. Life starts and fertilization, so that fetus is by rights, a human being, and deserves the same right to life as anyone else. It's disgusting that we allow people to murder unborn babies!

Plus, abortion has terrible psychological aftereffects on the mother! A lot of women regret the choice and are traumatized by it after. Yet we encourage them to go through with such a process?? That is too cruel!

No, for the safety of children AND women, abortion MUST be illegal.
1Devilsadvocate

Con

Disclaimer - What I write in this debate (or any other debate) does not necessary reflect my true opinion.

1) Contrary to popular misconceptions, the term abortion includes spontaneous termination of pregnancy.(1)(2)
Thus one cannot say Abortion is immoral and should be illegal.

2) Even if we use the term abortion as it's commonly used, it's still not the same as murdering a human.

Pro writes:
"you are killing the life of an innocent child. Life starts and fertilization, so that fetus is by rights, a human being"

A zygote does not resemble a human being at all. Here are some pictures:

http://www.quranandscience.com...
http://www.ehd.org...
http://similac.com...
http://similac.com...

That's clearly not a "human child" yet.

Pro writes of " terrible psychological aftereffects on the mother".
Pro brings no source to back this up.

Let's see what the APA says:

"This research review found no evidence that a single abortion harms a woman"s mental health. It also found that women who report distress post-abortion typically have other risk factors for mental health problems, such as substance abuse, poverty or exposure to domestic violence. The evidence regarding the relative mental health risks associated with multiple abortions is less clear; the report recommends further study in this area."(3)

Furthermore not aborting is not without risk either, PPD .

"Yet we encourage them to go through with such a process"

No. We should tell them exactly what's going to happen, & what the chances of them having remorse, trauma, etc.
Give them all the facts, & then let them make their own decision.
Even if it's wrong to encourage, it's not right to make it illegal.

(1) http://en.wikipedia.org...
(2) http://www.merriam-webster.com...
(3) http://www.apa.org...
Debate Round No. 1
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1Devilsadvocate

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