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NPerez
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DakotaKrafick
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Abortion

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Started: 4/10/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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NPerez

Con

Elective abortions are immoral. Yes, miscarriages are a type of abortion but that occurs naturally. However, in America, about 1.5 million pregnancies are terminated by abortion. The innocent child that is created in the pregnancy should be able to live their lives instead of being killed by the choice that the mother decides to make.
DakotaKrafick

Pro

I accept. Please present your argument for why "elective abortions are immoral".
Debate Round No. 1
NPerez

Con

Elective abortions are those in which the abortion is open to choice by the parents of the baby. By having the choice to kill a baby is violating the moral principles of a human. Many abortions are conducted due to lack of care from the parents. If they are unable to or uninterested in having a child of their own at that point in their life they should be having protected sex or practicing abstinence. The baby should not be prevented from living their life because of their parents poor decision making. In addition, if the parents truly believe that they are unable to take care of their child there are alternatives. Abortion is not the only route; the child can be put up for adoption that way they can live the life they deserve to live.
DakotaKrafick

Pro

My opponent has taken an absolute stance by stating "Elective abortions are immoral" which on the face of it heavily implies "all elective abortions". If I can point to at least a plausibly common situation where elective abortions are not immoral, then the vote should go to me.

"If they are unable to or uninterested in having a child of their own at that point in their life they should be having protected sex or practicing abstinence. The baby should not be prevented from living their life because of their parents poor decision making."

Many, if not most, of abortions are a result of failed contraceptives, not failure to use contraceptives. The parents, in these cases, have not made any poor decisions. Also, about 1 percent of all abortions are due to rape. Was it a poor decision on the part of the victim to be raped, NPerez? Maybe you should do counseling.

"In addition, if the parents truly believe that they are unable to take care of their child there are alternatives."

In some cases, the stress the fetus places on the mother's blood pressure and health in the third trimester is too much and would result in the death of the mother and fetus. In cases like these, it is clearly not immoral to save the life of the mother at the cost of the fetus which wouldn't have survived anyway.
Debate Round No. 2
NPerez

Con

NPerez forfeited this round.
DakotaKrafick

Pro

Extend all that stuff I just said, yo.
Debate Round No. 3
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