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Abortion

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Started: 11/11/2013 Category: Society
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jackkemps2016

Con

"Life is an inalienable right, understood as given to each of us by our Creator" (White House, http://www.whitehouse.gov...).

Right- a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way
Creator- God (America is a Judeo-Christian belief based government)

From this quote, it clearly explains that abortion is truly unjust and that life is an inalienable right which everyone is granted. At conception, the human life and journey begins.

I. Life is a guaranteed right

At conception, the human life journey begins and killing a child only breaks the Sixth Commandment of God, but not only that. It also directly contradicts our Founding Fathers intentions of inalienable right to life of every person in the United States.

II. Abortion reduces the number of adoptable babies

The rate of adoptable babies available to be adopted has decreased since 1973. Born before 1973, 9% of children were given up for adoption, and since then it has dropped to 1% almost less than 1%. There are 2 million couples that are either unable to have children or just want to adopt, but there were only 134,000 babies adopted since 2002. Therefore, if more mothers with the power to kill and murder the living child would bear the birth, the child could survive and live a healthy and better life with a loving and family wanting couple.

III. The infant in the womb has no voice or retaliation

The child in the womb of the mother is alive. God created every one of us in the image and likeness of himself, which is seen in the creation stories in the Book of Genesis. Human life is the greatest thing and creature to God. The only thing that could kill a baby is the child's mother. Therefore, the death of a child is the equality of murder of the mother's mother. There is no difference between a mother killing her child that cannot fend for itself and genocide. The use of abortion and the nazi tactics both use byproducts to ultimately murder innocent human life. The child has no defense against an abortion, only God. It is truly shocking that those who want abortion have already been born.

After stating my argument, I can stand that I am against abortion for these valid reasons above.

Sources:

The United States Declaration of Independence- http://abortion.procon.org...

Terry Eastland, "The Forgotten Option," The Weekly Standard, Jan. 29, 2003

"Landmark Study Shows Vast Majority of Americans Support Adoption," www.adoption.com (accessed Apr. 1, 2010)

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "Who Adopts? Characteristics of Women and Men Who Have Adopted Children", NCHS Data Brief, www.cdc.gov, Jan. 2009

The Holy Bible
Mosshart

Pro

First off, I will absolutely argue that we have a Judeo-Christian based government. Several of the founders were pantheist, deist, or nonbelievers. This is absolutely debatable, however, sufficient quotes from Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, John Adams, and George Washington. (http://www.britannica.com...) (http://freethought.mbdojo.com...).

This can describe the usage of "Creator" rather than God and never a mention of the Judeo-Christian God. Never can God be brought into the conversation of abortion for he is the greatest aborter of all. Negating the murder of thousands of children in the Old Testament, miscarriages far out number abortions. (Approximately 25% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage) (http://www.hopexchange.com...)

This should disregard your first inclination of breaking the Sixth Commandment of God which I find completely irrelevant to America as a whole. Also, you are unaware of the intentions of the founding fathers on the inalienable right to life of every person. What you would propose to be a person, in my opinion, is merely a fetus.

The problem of adoptable babies is utterly irrelevant to the problem of abortion. Why not make everyone have a child to suffice the amount of childless couples who want a child? Children are not born to simply be picked by other people. They need to be wanted and cared for, and it is ultimately the mother's decision. You are insinuating that once conception has happened the fetus does not belong to the mother, but to the potential buyer and it is not fair to take away the possible "product".

Abortion has also been found to a positive impact on society. Lower crime rates, lower unemployment, less government spending, since the highest rate of abortions are in high poverty and high crime areas. Quoted from Freakonomics, they don't say to abort for these reason, but these are just possible positives to abortion.

Again, for your third assertion, God must be taken out of the issue. Not everyone believes in god which makes it a third party totalitarian entity in any debate. As an atheist, I would and will refuse to have laws set against me by something i find inconceivable. There is quite a difference from abortion and murder. The fetus is non-viable (I do not believe in viable baby abortion) and hence not apart of our social framework. You are putting several personal opinions and ideologies into an issue based upon human morality.

I disagree with your argument, and stand that non-viable abortion is valid.
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