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Meruyert123
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pc131313
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Abortion should be banned.

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Started: 3/27/2013 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Meruyert123

Pro

In my view, if you did abortion, you are like a murderer. It has negative effects on our society. Moreover, consequences are so horrible! After abortion this person will be emotionally depressed. So, never do abortion. Think about your health and not born baby!
pc131313

Con

Hi. I accept your challenge.
I believe that pain-free abortion is something that must be legalized in our modern and progressive society.

Firstly, the abortion I talk about is the voluntary abortion, as requested by a woman who is finding herself pregnant with child she does not want.

CA
1)
"if you did abortion, you are like a murderer"
Abortion as I accept as legalizable is the one done within 14 weeks of period absence, aka 12 weeks of pregnancy. During this stage, the new organism is an embryo, never exceeding the size of several millimetres. It is not yet capable of thought, thus it is not murder. Furthermore, if killing an embryo was a crime, then killing rabbits, bugs, and any animal capable of brain stimuli would be even worse, since they have developed a life, thoughts, habits and reflexes, when the embryo cant even use its brain yet.

2)
"It has negative effects on our society. Moreover, consequences are so horrible!"
Please develop both these arguments. The "moreover" suggests an added argument to what you are saying. Please explain what these negative effects are, what the consequences are, and how they qualify as horrible. The seems an interesting and eye-opening path for the argument to pursue upon.
I shall let you develop this part of the argument before countering it.

3)
"After abortion this person will be emotionally depressed"
"Think about your health and not born baby!"

http://forum.sofeminine.co.uk...

http://www.marieclaire.com...

and especially;

http://www.netdoctor.co.uk...

Some women are too poor to afford having a child. This child will then have little or no education, and perhaps even turn to criminality to find the feeling of being appreciated he never had at home.
Some women do not want a child. They will hate him all his life, because it was something they were forced to do and did not want.
To avoid negative impact on mothers, mandatory psychological assistance should be provided, to accompany the woman, and help her survive this trying time of her life.
But you do not have the right to say, that just for their good, you are going to FORCE them to have a child they do NOT want, to make two souls live a life of POVERTY and mutual FRUSTRATION, just so that they avoid, indeed, terrible psychological problems, but that you could resolve without impeding on their private lives.

So, yes, you will help 10 mothers who actually will enjoy their baby, and who will be happy with them.
But if you make abortion a long and trying process,
where people have to battle through ranks of highly trained and highly experienced pregnancy experts, doctors and psychologists,
where constant support and protection, meetings with real mothers who were in this situation is assured,
then you will avoid putting 50 more mothers in permanent depression, and making 40 more suicide, or rely on illegal, unsafe and often fatal abortion.

Don't avoid something new.
Prepare people for it.
Debate Round No. 1
Meruyert123

Pro

Meruyert123 forfeited this round.
pc131313

Con

I'm not entirely sure that forfeiting a round qualifies as argumentation. In any case, I can't argue with silence.
Debate Round No. 2
Meruyert123

Pro

Meruyert123 forfeited this round.
pc131313

Con

Yet again, no argument possible.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by elvroin_vonn_trazem 3 years ago
elvroin_vonn_trazem
Ah, another victim of unthinkingly swallowing the nonsense spouted by ignoramuses. The word "murder" only applies when killing persons, not when killing mere animals. And there is no evidence whatsoever that an unborn human qualifies as anything other than a mere animal organism. It most certainly doesn't qualify as a "baby" either. It has to be BORN before it can qualify as a baby! Prior to that it is only a "baby under construction", NOT the finished product of pregnancy. You wouldn't say that a half-built phone should be equated with an finished-and-working phone, would you? Then why do you misuse the language about unborn humans?
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