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StevenG
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mtinda
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Abortion is morally right

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Started: 2/16/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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StevenG

Pro

Having a child is a great joy to many, but there is no denying that it is also very troublesome and expensive which is why I don"t think anyone should be forced to do it if they don"t really want to. Moreover, those who aren"t even mature and responsible enough to use contraceptives properly clearly wouldn"t be able to handle having a child.
Not only is being forced to carry out a pregnancy distressing for the parents, but the child also suffers and as abortion prevents this suffering it must be right.
mtinda

Con

God created human beings to multiply and fill the earth. That would be realized through giving birth. therefore by encouraging abortion ll be going against such natural order. there can never be a justification to abortion, this i because societies have since time immemorial condemned the act of aborting. it goes to the very root of morality. those that have undergone abortion are labelled to be immoral by the society and to some extend considered as outcasts. this therefore begs the question, do we want to nature a society characterized with such immorality?.... abortion is a crime against the law of God and therefore it cannot be justified whatsoever.
Debate Round No. 1
StevenG

Pro

You claim that abortion is wrong, as the purpose of mankind is to populate and fill the Earth. The thing is, though: the Earth is full. We are almost 7.3 billion people on this Earth, which is causing numerous societal and environmental problems. Even the pope, God's representative on Earth, calls for people to exercise "responsible parenthood" instead of behaving "like rabbits". Not only does the Earth not need populating, it's actually overpopulated and therefore your point about a need to fill the Earth is simply not valid.
Moreover, you state that as societies throughout time have believed abortion to be wrong, it must be so. I won't argue with your point about societies believing that, as I too think they have believed that. That's not the only silly thing societies throughout time have believed: they have also believed that the Earth was the center of the Universe, that women were inferior to men and that it was acceptable and even desirable to own another human being. Just because "societies have since time immemorial" held a certain belief, it doesn't make that belief a fact.
Abortion is a way to not only regulate some of the overpopulation, but to make sure that children are not born to parents who do not wish to care for them and are not able to love them. It is a way to make sure that women won't have to endure the trials of carrying and giving birth to a child, won't have pay the immense hospital bill from the pregnancy and childbirth, and won"t be encumbered by children that they wish didn't exist. Because of abortion women will not have their lives ruined by unwanted children and children will not be born with the pain of knowing that they are unwanted and as such I cannot see any harm in abortions.

Sources:
http://www.overpopulation.org...
http://www.worldometers.info...
http://www.catholicnews.com...
mtinda

Con

mtinda forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
StevenG

Pro

The world population is increasing and it is increasing fast: at the start of the 20th century there were 1.65 billion people on Earth, but by 1999 the number had reached 6 billion. Only twelve years later, in 2011, we reached the 7 billion mark and now we"re closing in on 7.3 billion. I am by no means suggesting that we randomly kill every second infant to control the overpopulation; I am merely saying that we should consider it thoroughly and make an informed decision about whether it is wise, or even fair, to let a lump of cells develop into a child, if the parents are not able to care for this potential child.
Off course there are other people who wish for a child and who would be more than able to care for whichever hypothetical child is being aborted. They would be equally able to care for a thousand other children who are being born to parents as unable to take care of their child, but who live in poorer parts of the world where safely aborting an embryo is simply not an option. Why should the cells with the potential to be a child be more important than children who are already born, who are already living human beings?
They are not the same, they are not equally important. Claiming that aborting an embryo, a lump of cells with the potential to become a child, equals actually killing a child is as outrageous as claiming that masturbation is genocide because it kills millions of sperm cells that had the potential to become children, but now never will.
You said that abortion goes against the natural order and is a crime against the law of God, but I believe that our enormous and shameless exploitation and abuse of the Earth, of this poor, tormented nature, goes more against the natural order than abortion ever could and that, I believe, is the greatest crime of all.
mtinda

Con

mtinda forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Lookingatissues 1 year ago
Lookingatissues
People in our Society today has been taught that if anything requires a special effort and commitment on their part that might interfere in some way with their personal lives to just shrug off their responsibilities and no matter the results of their actions, the "me" generation, just walks away from their responsibilities and leaves it up to society to deal with the consequences of their actions.
The first failings of our society in the development of this countries citizens is that while instruction on sex is readily available in our public schools it has failed to give any guidence as to the purpose of the the act of having sex and that besides just the pleasure involved in the sexual act,having sex with your partner was intended to be a bonding act between male and female couples that made their lives complete in marriage to one another, not a act of pure animal lust.
If humans aren't to act and be regarded as the wild animals in the forests , subject to the same basic rules that they live by, to eat, sleep, have sex whenever available, then society has a obligation to the young to instruct them that happyiness and fulfillment in their lives comes from being responsible for their actions and then commiting themselves in marriage to their partner. The basic rule of acceptable conduct of humans shoud be, if you can't give a life, you shouldn't take the life of another human being no matter in what stage of development that human life has reached.
There are plenty of adult people in this country who, for one reason or another can't have children of their own and would welcome the opportunity to adopt and raise a child that others didn't want. There are places such as hospitals and police stations where unwanted children can be left that will take the responsibility that the couple who produced the child weren't adult enough to handle.
Aborting the child is just another sign that the couple willingly engaged in an adult act but weren't adult enough .
Posted by cwt002 1 year ago
cwt002
I find it illogical, that part of Pro's point is that by having an abortion you are doing the baby a favor....so they are not born by parents who do not want them. This is terrible, so it would be better if the child did not exist at all. You act like this is not a person that will eventually have feelings, desires, hopes, and dreams in the future. Then you make the point, women should have an abortion out of mere convenience. If, for whatever reason, the mother does not want responsibility of her actions just kill the baby. From your usage of words, it seems you admit there is a child in the womb and it does not matter the reason the mother can dispose (murder) him/her.
Posted by Chuz-Life 1 year ago
Chuz-Life
I would like to accept this but I don't like to debate the "morality" of things like abortion. I would rather stick to the legal, scientific and constitutional aspects. I was tempted though. :)
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