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Now for my argument, I would like you to imagine how America was before 1990s. Crime had gone up by 80%. Economy was in a bad shape. And then came Roe vs wade- the historic decision that changed it all. After it, there was some 1.6 million abortions every year. And what sort of woman would take advantage of Roe vs Wade? Very often she was unmarried, in her teens or poor and sometimes all three. One study showed that a child who was unborn had 60% more than average chances of living in poverty and 65% more likely to grow up with one parent. And these 2 factors constitute the biggest predictor of the child having a criminal future. In other words, the very factor that drove many Americans to have an abortion also seemed to predict that had their children been born, they would have led unhappy and possibly criminal lives. And till now Roe vs Wade has been recognized as the single biggest factor in the decline of crime in America.
So apart from reducing crime Roe vs Wade gave voice to what mothers had long known: when a woman does not want to have a child she has a good reason for it.
Therefore, abortion not only gives mothers reproductive rights; something which is essential for her but also reduces crime. And so it should continue for the better of the society.
Now for my final argument in this debate, abortion helps a woman who is raped to shell out that memory. For had that baby been born, it would have constantly reminded her of the abuse and the harsh times she went through. Moreover, abortion has significantly reduced teenage mothers as I have shown in my round 2. Also , abortion can also be seen as relieving the child of misery that would have been inevitably suffered in the future. Usually, the mother who is looking to have the abortion is very inexperienced and young to take good care of the baby. As a result, the baby will be malnourished with no medical care while getting little love or attention. The system of foster care is not any better with only a very small percentage of children adopted by suitable parents. The rest of the children remain in this foster care system that has very little personal care.
In both cases, these children will have very poor education due to the lack of discipline and attention. They usually grow up to be unproductive people with some being a menace to the immediate society. These people are also quite violent and lack morality because of the insignificant amount of care that they received themselves. Eventually, the child suffers greatly as well as the society which has to tolerate these violent crimes and behaviors.
Therefore, abortion not only is imperative to ensure that the mother is happy but also ensures that criminals who otherwise wrong the society are never born in the first place and so makes the world a better place for the existing few.
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Vote Placed by Midnight1131 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con starts off with a shaky second round, conceding/dropping all of Pro's arguments from the previous round, and shifting the debate to a new viewpoint, whether or not a fetus counts as life. Pro successfully refuted this as well, showing differences between the definition of life, and the characteristics of a fetus, this also was never refuted by Con, who moved on to an appeal to emotion, simply stating that "some people" they knew had stricken consciences. This is not sufficient evidence, as Con fails to explain why this means abortion should be illegal for ALL women. Con also fails to refute Pro's argument about crime rates, for which Pro had cited many studies. Con's final argument was that abortion is detestable from a "Christian worldview," however fails to explain why a Christian worldview should govern the law for ALL women. Throughout this debate, Con dropped all of Pro's arguments, and simply stuck to their own one argument, which was refuted by Pro. Arguments to Pro.
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