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Bob13
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smartypantsisme
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Abortion should be illegal.

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Started: 10/30/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 12 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bob13

Pro

This is about whether a law should be passed banning abortion, not whether such a law could be enforced. Con will be arguing that abortion is a woman's right, not that a law banning abortion could be enforced. I had a problem with my opponent doing so the last time I debated this topic, and I want to ensure that it does not happen again. The resolution will essentially be, "Abortion is never justified except possibly when the mother's life is in danger."

The round structure will go as follows:

1. Accept the debate.

2. Give opening arguments.

3. Give rebuttals to opening arguments.

4. Give more rebuttals and defend opening arguments.

5. Conclude the debate from your perspective without presenting new arguments.

I hope for a fun debate.
smartypantsisme

Con

So, the first thing to do is view the topic of abortion from the point of view of a woman. Men should have no say in topic since it doesn't affect them in anyway. Also women don't abort their kids just to abort them, they abort because they have no choice and it will haunt them the rest of their life. But we need abortion, if we make it illegal then there might be illegal abortions where the mother could get extremely sick.
Debate Round No. 1
Bob13

Pro

Life begins at conception.

When a child is conceived, it is alive. [1]

A fetus can feel pain

Bernard N. Nathanson stated that, while looking at an ultrasound image of a 12-week-old fetus being aborted,"We see [in an ultrasound image] the child’s mouth open in a silent scream... This is the silent scream of a child threatened imminently with extinction." [2]

Abortions cause psychological damage to the mother and the father

Women who have had an abortion are 154% more likely to commit suicide. [3] A study conducted by the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology showed that out of men whose partners have had an abortion 51.6% reported regret, 45.2% felt sadness, and 25.8% experienced depression. [4]




smartypantsisme

Con

smartypantsisme forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Bob13

Pro

Why the forfeiture?
smartypantsisme

Con

smartypantsisme forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Bob13

Pro

Why would you even accept a debate if you were not actually going to debate?
smartypantsisme

Con

smartypantsisme forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Bob13

Pro

This is annoying.
smartypantsisme

Con

smartypantsisme forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
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