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Contention 1: Women who are raped should not be forced to keep the baby. According to the U.S. Department of Justice's National Crime Victimization Survey, 293,066 people are victims (age 12 or older) of rape and sexual assault each year. How many of the women raped per year become pregnant? Why should they have to carry a baby that is not theirs? Would carrying around the memory of a rape not cause you any psychological damage?
Contention 2: Laws against abortion do not stop abortions. All they will do is cause more and more women to have illegal abortions performed. In a majority of cases, these underground abortions are not sterile. On average, 78,000 women die each year due to unsafe abortions. Why increase this number any more?
Contention 3: It is my body, and therefore my choice. Why should another person get to tell me whether or not I have to ruin my body over a baby I do not even want? At which point did my body become the people's body?
Contention 4: Orphanages will fill at a large rate due to the large number of unwanted children. The best option is to terminate the pregnancy and not subject a child to the psychological damage caused by being put in an orphanage because their parents did not want them.
2:If a woman would seriously risk her life in order to get rid of another that is pure this is a very sad world we live in. The risk of an abortion would be higher, yes but maybe that would make the women change their minds convincing them the risk is too great.
3:It is not your body. Are you killing yourself? No, I'm pretty sure you are killing an innocent child who has done anything to harm anything or anyone. It stopped being just your body at conception. Now you must make decisions that are right for you and the fetus.
4:Many woman keep their babies. They make a strong bond with them over a period of nine months. They could not bear to part with them, this also happens with surrogates.
2. No. The thing about this world that makes it sad is that some people think that their opinions should be able to dictate what one can and cannot do with their bodies. A woman who does not want a baby should not be forced to carry and keep that baby. It is not your decision to make for her. You cannot bully a woman into keeping an unwanted child, which is exactly what you suggest in saying that the fear factor would make them want to keep the kid.
3. "It's not your body." Alright. Whose is it then? MY body does not belong to the government, and it doesn't belong to a mythical man in the sky. It is MY body, and if I choose not to carry around a constant reminder of my rape, then I should not have to. I am not under any obligation to make any choices for anyone other than myself before, during, or after conception.
4. While many women do keep their children, they do not care for them as much as they would under different circumstances, such as circumstances in which the baby was not an inconvenience.
wyn.snow forfeited this round.
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Vote Placed by dsjpk5 11 months ago
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