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We will be arguing strictly from a moral perspective not a legal perspective. I will claim that abortion is immoral, while my opponent argues that it is the right thing to do.
Morality-principles concerning the distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior.
Fetus killing-Without getting into the science of it, we can all agree that in abortion the fetus is terminated. We can all agree that once a fetus is terminated, than it is gone. We can all agree that once the fetus is gone the baby is gone. If I was aborted, than I would not be here. If my opponent was aborted, than he would not be here. This is the truth. One cannot debate this. These are simple truths that cannot be disputed. Most people would define it to be immoral to kill somebody. That is a simple truth. I will be arguing that abortion is a basically cheating somebody out of their existence.
Life-Let us just say for the sake of the debate that you were making a decision to either get your wife or yourself an abortion. You are making a decision for someone's life. If you chose to take the abortion, it is a simple fact that you will never have the child you just aborted. If you choose not to take the abortion, than the child will be born. These are simple facts.
I know that Pro might try to say that people that usually get abortions are in financial harm. That is irrelevant, because killing someone outweighs financial harm. This is a strictly moral debate.
With that being said, I believe that there are cases where an abortion is perfectly ethical. In particular, it is when the rarest circumstance occurs when killing the unborn would save the life of the mother that the mother should make the moral call to abort her fetus. The consequence of not taking such an abortion would be morally wrong, as it would take away the simultaneous life of both, the unborn and the mother herself. And if through the doctor's careful treatment of the mother"s illness the pre-born patient inadvertently dies or is injured, this is tragic and, if unintentional, is not unethical.
You can view one of a case that I've described here: http://www.usatoday.com...
Therefore, in my opponent's words, abortion is sometimes "the right thing to do" because if both lives cannot be simultaneously saved, then the mother's life must be our primary aim. Everything I have said so far is consistent with the pro-life ethic. Again, the bottom line is, abortion should always be prohibited in cases where the life of the mother, and simultaneously the baby, is threatened.
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Vote Placed by Assassin801x 9 months ago
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