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Even if a fetus could be considered a human being, the relationship between the fetus and the mother is not mutual. It is a polar relationship, the woman must sacrifice her own nutrients and time and effort and plans for the fetus's sake. The fetus does not counter this. Therefore, it is infringing on the property rights of the women. This is unless you mean to say that the woman does not have full ownership over her body.
Plus, the government does not own anyone's body and cannot tell them what to do unless they are infringing on another person's rights, which a fetus does not have as it is not a person. So it is up to the woman individually to decide what she believes, because as you said: she decided to conceive by having unprotected sex. So it is her responsibility, right?
This is not a women's rights issue. I do not support most of modern feminist culture. But I would be pro-choice even if men and women both gave birth. This is about individual rights as opposed to parasite rights.
You implied that unprotected sex is the reason for abortion. Let's assume that your other arguments were valid (even though they weren't). Condoms only work around 98% of the time so there's one reason, and rape can happen so that's another. Do you believe a person should sacrifice her own well-being just so that a rapist's baby can be born? Also, what happens when someone uses a condom and it doesn't work? Abortion should be a personal decision, not a collective decision. You shouldn't have to ask a court if you can get an abortion, you should ask yourself.
Besides, if a woman were to wait until she has gone through almost a year of time wasted to go through labor for a baby she doesn't want so she can put it up for adoption, then what is the point? People give birth so that they can raise a baby. If the woman knows she is going to go through all of this effort for a baby she doesn't want so she can give it to someone else, it is wasted time.
You also forgot to rebut my point that the government has nothing to do with this issue and should let the parent(s) decide what to do. If society requires that an individual waste their time and effort and money and pain for the sake of another non-individual, what kind of society is that?
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Vote Placed by YoshiBoy13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Grammar to Pro: it's not particularly GOOD to capitalize any WORDS you think need EMPHASIS. // Arguments to Pro: Con failed to refute some of Pro's points, including responsibility and the government.
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