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WardMSC2015
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Abortion

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Started: 3/17/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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blanchettemsc15

Con

Abortion is wrong because takes an innocent life. In the case of the infant, there is no choice. The choice of aborting a child relies on the mother. When it comes to religion, God ultimately chooses life and death. Abortion is a form of murder. It is the mother's responsibility to take care of her child.
WardMSC2015

Pro

The term "life" is complicated in itself. To say that a being with no feelings, no consciousness, and no memory is "life" could be considered false. the idea that life is created at conception can be easily challenged as life at that time can not be know or enjoyed. The choice of a child's life is in the hands of their mother. Sometimes, a mother is in a situation such as poverty, or Rape, where she can either not support a child or can not handle one mentally. It would be destroying this child's chance of a real "life" by having them live on with their mother in poverty or dispare. God, ultimately is our guide, not our choice maker. We have free will for a reason.
Debate Round No. 1
blanchettemsc15

Con

No matter how you look at abortion, it kills an innocent life. Rape does not morally justify abortion. It is proven that a baby that is developed past eight weeks feels the pain of an abortion.
WardMSC2015

Pro

Abortion does indeed kill a child. Yet, the death of a young child before birth could save the child of a painful life. Even if the baby feels this pain for seconds, it will never remember it. This is why a child is circumcised so young. Either way, a child born into poverty or born of a rape victim in many cases will end up having a life worth than death, and end up dying later on of neglect or starvation.
Debate Round No. 2
blanchettemsc15

Con

Each human created has potential to do amazing things. Abortion kills potential for that human to better the world. When abortion takes place, there is no chance for that child to impact the world. A painful childhood can lead to a great future. Many of the most iconic people of history had tough lives, but still made an effort to succeed.
WardMSC2015

Pro

Every Human being can only live up to the potential that they are given as a child. No matter what, every human needs a loving family and or someone to nurture them from birth. Although there will always be the few that succeed through a difficult life, the fact is the majority will live a shorter, failed life. Is this small chance of potential worth it when most likely your child will end up suffering a life worth than death, leading to an eventual death.
Debate Round No. 3
blanchettemsc15

Con

I don't think it is fair to say that a tough childhood leads to a failed life. The gift of life is one of the greatest gifts. There is nothing natural about killing offspring. Messing up the cycle of life is wrong and shouldn't be allowed.
WardMSC2015

Pro

Every child deserves to be born loved and cared for, and sometimes this just cant happen with certain mothers and parents. In the end, it is the women's body and it is their choice. the fetus can not yet survive on its own and could be harmful to a mother, or her lifestyle. If a women can barley afford to keep herself alive and well, they should not punish a child with a harsh reality of life.
Debate Round No. 4
blanchettemsc15

Con

If a woman can't support her child herself, adoption is a great choice. Adoption allows willing parents to support a child. In most cases these parents have experienced troubles with having children and adoption center provides them with great happiness.
WardMSC2015

Pro

This seems to be the solution for all people Pro Life. Yet few who argue this realize just how difficult the adoption process is. It is messy, and in the end can end up with your child suffering in a poor adoption center. If not adopted, which many are not, they will end up jumping from child house to house never having their real parents behind them. This is even if you can get your child into an adoption center with all of the complications.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by desaulnierspmsc2014 1 year ago
desaulnierspmsc2014
Thoughtful debate
Posted by cotemsc2015 1 year ago
cotemsc2015
I am Pro choice, but after reading the pro side I see completely how abortion can looked lowered in severity. The pro side brings up a lot of great points however they are very open ended. It leaves a lot of room for misinterpretation of what you are presenting. The con side presents arguments that are very clear and straight forward.
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