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timelord_troubles
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sam.p
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Abortion

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sam.p
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/16/2016 Category: People
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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timelord_troubles

Con

I believe that abortions are inhumane and should not be legal.
sam.p

Pro

I believe that for a woman to have an abortion is her private choice, and it should be legal to ensure regulations.
Debate Round No. 1
timelord_troubles

Con

I agree that that abortion is the mothers choice, but I also believe that that choice might not always be the right choice. Abortion kills the fetus before it is born, and some might argue that putting the child up for adoption is better than murder. Yes, it may be the first option to come to mind for a teen mother, but if she can't raise the baby, putting them up for adoption is a much better alternative than killing them.
sam.p

Pro

While some might say that abortion is inhumane but in reality the fetus isn't even developed, therefore it would be painless to the baby. Abortion has to be legal to make sure that women get the proper care for one, in order to prevent illegal dangerous abortions. Also some women might need to get an abortion if they are likely to have a complicated birth. In addition to that, certain women have unwanted pregnancies, from an attack or abusive partner, and they might not want to carry that person's baby. Nobody wants to get an abortion if they don't have to, but because of how many circumstances there could be, abortion has to be legal.
Debate Round No. 2
timelord_troubles

Con

I think that yes, your argument was valid when you stated that abortion may be the best option for unplanned pregnancy/rape, but I still believe that it is inhumane to kill an unborn child, and that adoption is always the better option.
sam.p

Pro

In brief, abortion is needed in many situations, but it isn't the best option for everyone, obviously, if abortion was legal or someone wanted to get one, it would be their choice, it's not as if every woman would be forced to have one. From some perspectives this issue could be about individual rights, and I find it surprising that many, Republicans are pro-life, but they also dislike big government, so they should think it is a woman's choice.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by rextr05 9 months ago
rextr05
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Reasons for voting decision: Con, why did you start your 2nd round with, "I agree that that abortion is the mothers choice?" That pretty much invalidated your whole argument. If you think it's inhuman & should be illegal, then how could you give that choice to someone that could initiate the "inhumane & illegal" act? Next time use some research & cite some references. It's all opinion if that's not done.
Vote Placed by crepuscularkid 9 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro showed why abortion needs to be legal when they pointed out cases of rape or potential harm to the mothers, an argument that even con agrees with. Con, on the other hand, never showed why it is inhumane to terminate a pregnancy, or why abortion should be illegal even when considering rape cases.