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country77
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I-am-a-panda
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36 Points

Abortion

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/28/2009 Category: Religion
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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country77

Con

this is very simple.....abortion is murder....or there would be no such thing as a pregnant woman or for a woman to be "expecting".....by the time the baby is born he/she is already months old and not 1 day old......america is hypocritical in there laws....it cant be both ways...if they dont wanna see an unborn child as a person yet then they shouldnt see the unborn child as one when the mother gets abused when she is pregnant and the baby in her stomach gets killed......if peaple dont wanna see abortion as murder when the mother wants to get rid of it...then they shouldnt count it as murder if someone was to hit a pregnant woman and kill the baby...they should get in trouble for hitting the woman,not also be in trouble cause of the baby..cause the baby didnt matter intill after he or she is born...remember?......hmmm.....here is a straight up example i will use (and no i dont hit woman).......lets say i was with this woman and she was pregnant and was allowed to have a abortion without peaple seeing it as murder........then i should be allowed to hit her in the stomach and kill her baby without getting in trouble for the baby.....yes..in trouble for hitting the woman.....not killing the baby.
I-am-a-panda

Pro

I thank my opponent for this debate.

My opponent has made a point of saying he is completely against abortion in all circumstances. However, let's regard this moral situation:

A foetus threatens a mothers life. Under my opponents reasoning, she should die - Abortion is murder. However, he is allowing the death of two humans, rather than just one. Under my reasoning, the foetus would be aborted, thus saving a mothers life and allowing more life to be made.

No abortion:

- Mother Dies
- Potential life dies
- Unknown potential life dies

Pro-abortion:

- Mother lives
- Potential life is no longer
- Ability for further potential life

Obviously, allowing the abortion would reduce the deaths. It's the most practical option.

I feel I have argued for the legality of abortion. Vote PRO
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by country77 7 years ago
country77
the death penalty and abortion are 2 different matter......the baby didnt do nothing wrong to be killed
Posted by kimbee_08 7 years ago
kimbee_08
its pretty humorous that country77 is against abortion but for the death penalty. Typical.
Posted by atheistman 7 years ago
atheistman
Life begins when the process of conception is complete, but it is not a person simply because it is alive. It isn't illegal to step on ants simply because they are alive. The fetus becomes a person when it develops a fully functional mind, so as long as it is yet to become a person, it should be legal to abort the fetus.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
C: Tie
S&G: Pro - This one is clear.
A: Pro - Con's absolute position left hm no wiggle room.
S: Tie
Posted by KeithKroeger91 7 years ago
KeithKroeger91
Just because it doesn't "look human" it doesn't mean that it is not. It has the 46 chromosomes that all humans have in common. Once the sperm and egg meet with their 23 chromosomes each, the human begins to develop and grow rapidly. Sperm and eggs do not change or develop into something better. I draw the line at conception because that is when 23+23=46=human life and that is when human life begins to develop. Sperm and eggs are not sacred because they are not human.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
You are drawing the line at conception, but at conception it is nothing near a human. I'm applying your logic to this. If the 46 chromosomes are life, then why are sperm not a near-sacred part?
Posted by KeithKroeger91 7 years ago
KeithKroeger91
This is pointless arguing with you. There is no such thing as HALF LIFES. The sperm and eggs are alive(I think) but they are not to be treated as they are human life. I will repeat myself again human=46 chromosomes.
Sperm and egg alone=23 NOT HUMAN. Quit turning your back on science.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
If sperm+egg equals life, then sperm = Life, then an egg equals life, so a woman kills eveyr time she has a period.
Posted by KeithKroeger91 7 years ago
KeithKroeger91
Because their is no such thing as a half a child. Sperm and eggs are not human put them together they make a human.
Posted by I-am-a-panda 7 years ago
I-am-a-panda
Why isn't masturbating considered killing half a child?
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