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mariahsaywhaaa
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HatedvsLoved
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Abortion is right

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/7/2007 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 2,685 times Debate No: 163
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mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

Abortion is not wrong, you have to think about the people that are in the situation of being raped? If you were raped and a pregnancy was a result of that would you really want to have that baby?! What if there was someone that was raped by someone in there family and that resulted in a pregnancy, do you think they should actually have to give birth to that baby? Not to mention what if you were completely under age? a child having a child. In situations like that abortion is completely understandable.

The government should not be able to tell someone what to do with there body.
HatedvsLoved

Con

No, the government should not be able to tell what to do with your body, however, abortion does more than kill the baby. It also damages the female organs and could seriously damage a young girl. There are other alternatives.

If the child is really young, then there is always the possibility of a C-section. And no matter the age, there is always adoption.

Why were only talking about rape?? Many girls who have sex outside of marriage have abortions too. According to your statement, it's only right if you were raped?? What about if you consented?? Either way, I think it is still wrong.
Debate Round No. 1
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

well because i think that girls that consent and don't use protection and are well aware of what they are doing and get pregnant really shouldn't have the choice of abortion because they should live with the consequences of there actions. but i think abortion should be offered to someone that has been raped.

and about adoption, in reality i think thats one of the worst lives you could ever chose to give a baby, to be passed around, put in different households?
not to mention there are hundreds, thousands of babies that already don't have a home and you're going to add one more to it?

why would you want to give that kind of life to something?
HatedvsLoved

Con

I wouldn't want to give a life of passing around from place to place as you would not feel loved, but I do not believe in killing the baby out right. From the minute a baby is concieved(whether in rape or in consent) it is a living organism. You live because your mother chose not to abort you. If it didn't matter, then why do they have these tests to make sure a mother cannot accidentally miscarry because of the differences in blood types. A non-living organism doesn't have blood, yet an embryo does.

You cannot abort simply b/c you don't want to be responsible for someone.
Debate Round No. 2
mariahsaywhaaa

Pro

It's not that you don't want the responsibility of someone as i did stress that girls that just do it to do it should not have that choice. But it's that if there was a girl in any of those situations they should have that choice. You're not "killing a baby", you're simply terminating a pregnancy. I mean you can't really "kill" something that it completely unaware of anything. If that "baby" as you think of it was to be brought into the world that day it would never sustain life. Therefor you're not taking a life on the account it would never live?
HatedvsLoved

Con

You are killing someone, not just terminating a pregnancy. A fetus is not a thing. It is a baby. It may not be able to survive, but it can if given a chance. You are living because someone decided to give you a chance at life. Don't take that from someone who cannot make that choice for themselves.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by keni08 6 years ago
keni08
Overall neither side adequately defended what they believe. Pro, you had good argements about the fetus, but should have had statistics and quotes for back up.
Con, you didn't convince me abortion is right, and what was that argument about adoption? Pitifull.
In the end, I vote Pro.
Posted by kenicks 6 years ago
kenicks
Abortion is completely acceptable.
Posted by griffinisright 6 years ago
griffinisright
Good Job HatedvsLoved, I think you had the upper hand on this debate.
Posted by audraxheartsxyou 6 years ago
audraxheartsxyou
I was agreeing with you.

Without the term of words you used.
Posted by TeaandScarves 6 years ago
TeaandScarves
Even if this has already been said, I feel I must correct that the adoption system does not pass around a child from house to house. The foster care system does have a reputation for this, but the adoption systems allows for a birth family to give their child to a deserving family that will raise a child as its own. Please make sure you know what you are saying before you make a comment so grossly incorrect.
Posted by PreacherFred 6 years ago
PreacherFred
"but alas, this is a website dominated by narrow-minded, inexperienced, and bias people. :/"

But isn't that why we are all here on a debating site...to express our opinions?

I have seen some very good debates here which, at the end, both sides showed appreciation of each other's arguement and did not lower themselves into using demeaning remarks.

I do believe, however, that people should vote on the effectiveness of the two debaters and not use their vote as an expression of their opinion of the topic.
Posted by Ineffablesquirrel 6 years ago
Ineffablesquirrel
I say narrow-minded because they usually have one opinion, and therefore, they refuse to acknowledge the merit of statements/debates that are not within this view. This is "narrow-minded."

I say inexperienced because they don't have a full picture of whatever they're agreeing to or arguing against. Many of the people who try to debate lack experiences in life and try to argue for/against something they don't even know about completely (but claim they do).

Also, you agreed that they were bias, but not narrow-minded. Is bias not simply a type of narrow-mindedness?
Posted by tbarber001 6 years ago
tbarber001
well i believe life starts a conception...

And, really when you think about it a fetus is a lieing breathing thing....meaning, in my eyes you are killing a living and being thing...whether it be a baby, or a fetus....its all the same....
Posted by audraxheartsxyou 6 years ago
audraxheartsxyou
Ineffablesquirrel:
I don't exactly think narrow minded and inexperienced are a good choice of words.
They just don't get the point of the website.
Posted by ahundredhighways 6 years ago
ahundredhighways
what i meant by having 5 was abortions, sorry for the confusion
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