Abortion should stay legal
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Round 2: Opening arguments
Round 3: Rebuttals
Round 4: Final words, no new arguments
First, I would like to say that abortion is not killing a human being. Since a human being, by definition, is a man, woman, or child of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other animals by superior mental development, power of articulate speech, and upright stance. (1) So an embryo is classified as a human being.
Even if abortion would be illegal, women would still seek a way for abortion, bringing them to find illegal places performing abortion, which would not have good hygiene and could be the cause for a lot of health problems and even cause fatality for the women.
42% of women carrying out abortion are poor. (2) These women would not be able to provide for themselves and the baby. They would also miss out on work and lose wages because of it.
Also Abortion is murder since you are killing something that has potential to be a human. And the bible says that murder is wrong.
The main idea behind that was that abortion is not actually killing a human being, sine an embryo is still not having the same characteristics as a grown human being. It doesn't even feel pain until it's at least 24 weeks old. (1)
Abortion is not a murder since, the fetus only has the POTENTIAL to be a human and is yet not a human. Murder is wrong, but abortion is not a murder.
cnb forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by bsh1 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct would've gone Con due to Pro's forfeit, but Pro continues being snarky (e.g. "Tim"). Thus, it's null. As the only one to cites sources, cnb gets those points. Con only rebuts a portion of what Pro is talking about (pain), but fails to address Pro's core claim that the fetus is not a human at this point. Arguments to Pro.
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