Abortion should be legal.
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Abortion= The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy.
I am giving the advantage to CON to start the opening arguments.
Scenario: A pregnant 17-year-old who lived without electricity or running water in rural Utah, who was knocked up by an older man and who certainly had no way to get to a doctor or pay for an abortion, paid a man $150 to beat her in the stomach.
Making abortion illegal will not prevent abortion. It will only bring about young women going to dangerous alternatives for abortion, as Temperance does not work in any case.
Scenario: A homeless women gets raped. Unable to get an abortion because they have been outlawed, she does not want to break the law and decided to have the baby anyway. The baby is born under a bridge during winter and later dies a slow painful death because the single homeless mother could not provide food and health care.
That is much less humane than an early abortion before the third trimester where pain is not felt and a conscious has not yet been developed.
Abortion is not wrong which is why it is currently legal in all 50 states.
Now to assess the scenarios you provided in your previous argument.
Number 1: There is a reason that it is not considered legal to have sex until you are 18 or older. People under 18 don't have a fully developed brain and can not make fully rational decisions. For example, paying a man money to punch you in the gut because you are scared to host a child. Other options would be to give the child to an adoption center or to keep the child and learn a life lesson to teach said child about when they are old enough to understand it.
Number 2: Rape is a touchy subject. There are morons out there who believe that a woman can reject sperm if she doesn't want to host a child, such as in a rape situation.. Unfortunately that doesn't happen. Other options would be to (again) give the child up for adoption or give it to a hospital.
You mention how abortion is humane in your previous argument. Well, please explain to me what is humane about killing an unborn human before they even have a chance to become anything.
By definition as long as you intend to have a civilizing or refining effect on people it is humane. Whether or not something is humane is not in the eye of society, it is in the eye of the mother/doctor participating in the abortion. As long as the mother has good intentions it is humane.
What if's can be presented but are not a valid argument, as they have not happened yet and can not be proved that they will happen. That seems to be your only argument so as of now I believe I am winning.
And thanks for the rape scenario opinion.
I am sorry that you had to go through that whole deal with being left at an adoption center. Look at it this way, at least you are alive. You can make a difference in the world. Don't let anyone tell you anything different. Everyone is here for a reason, its just up to you to decide why. You need to write your own story.
Thanks for the sporty debate, even when I wasn't necessarily arguing correctly.
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