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Abortion

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Started: 3/16/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Stephanieo3989

Con

"The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between," says Mother Teresa. Abortion, what does this really mean? The definition of abortion is the deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks. About 42 million women in the entire world with unintended pregnancies choose abortion. Abortion is a big controversial topic, people believe abortion should be illegal and others think it should stay legal. Why would someone want to kill an innocent little life? It"s not their fault people made mistakes and now they"re the ones having to pay for it. Abortion should be illegal because abortions are not safe, laws are protecting unborn babies, and fetuses can feel pain. Abortion should have never been legal.
red_x

Pro

these parents have chosen that they are not ready to for the responsibility that comes with a baby. They made that choice. What if they had killed that baby later on on accident? isn't is better to do that when the baby doesn't know?
Debate Round No. 1
Stephanieo3989

Con

First of all, abortions are not safe. A woman has a high risk of getting depression. In fact, this can last at least five years after they abort. They also have a high risk of suicide. (154% more likely than women who give birth.) *If , someone decides to have an abortion. Their lives are going to be miserable. They"re going to be depressed. Especially the day the baby was supposed to be born or/and the day they aborted. The Guttmatcher Institute says, "Unsafe abortion has significant negative consequences beyond its immediate effects on women"s health. For example, complications from unsafe abortion may reduce women"s productivity, increasing the economic burden on poor families; cause maternal deaths that leave children motherless; cause long-term health problems, such as infertility; and result in considerable costs to already struggling public health systems."
These are some of the bad things that can happen after an abortion. And these are not the only ones, there"s many more. Lisa B Haddad, MD says, "Some 68,000 women die of unsafe abortion annually, making it one of the leading causes of maternal mortality (13%). Of the women who survive unsafe abortion, 5 million will suffer long-term health complications."
red_x

Pro

you keep using the term "unsafe abortion" If you go to a clinic where this is practiced is is way more safe than getting it from that hobo down the street. And another thing, you have a better likely hood to gain depression when you have a child as well. And it isn't our place to say anything about mothers who have abortions. What if it wasn't there fault. What if the condom broke, what if the birth control pills didn't work? Why should it be there fault then. Why should we get to judge them based on their decision. This is their choice. And yeah it's very sad, and suicide sadly is an option for them. But if you can't handle a baby then wouldn't it be better to bring a baby into the world when they, THE PARENTS are prepared?
Debate Round No. 2
Stephanieo3989

Con

Laws are protecting unborn babies therefore abortion should be illegal. Murder is illegal. The definition of murder is the unlawful killing of a human being. *If, abortion were illegal it would be considered murder because basic science proves that an unborn child, fetus whatever you want to call it is a human being. These babies are fully human even if they"re not born yet. They"re just like us but the difference is that they are innocent little people, voiceless and helpless. Abortion is contradicting the U.S constitution. "The Fourteenth Amendment to the United Statses Constitution says, "No State shall " deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." The fetus should have an undeniable right to live. As a matter of fact, this has been written in the U.S constitution since 1787. People have been ignoring this for years. That"s why we have abortion.* If people are ignoring the constitution we might as well not have a constitution. The death penalty law states, "Federal law prohibits the death penalty for pregnant women until they give birth. (18 U.S.C.A. S.3596) In essence, the law declared that an innocent unborn person cannot be sentenced and put to death for a crime he did not commit. If the unborn child were not seen as a person in the eyes of the law, there would be no need for this prohibition." You can only kill a person if they committed a crime. That"s why people say that you"re killing an innocent person because it has not done anything wrong to get to the point of taking away its life. Laws have always been against abortion.
red_x

Pro

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Debate Round No. 3
Stephanieo3989

Con

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red_x

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
Stephanieo3989

Con

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red_x

Pro

Great, so we get this magical law protecting unborn babies. What's that the parents aren't prepared to help them grow and nurture? So they gave it up for adoption. How sad that that child is now homeless living with the other orphans whose pain could have been saved.So now we have even more orphans without families. My cousin had a child and didn't want her so you know what she did? She dumped them off with my 80 year old grandparents. They can't take care of a baby at 80 years old. Why should they? Why should other people have to deal with this. So here's a thought, what if there's a mother(i'm positive there is) who if she has her baby will kill her, and the only way to save the mother is to terminate the pregnancy. Why should that not be okay. Now I see your side of the view, if this is allowed then what is to stop people from having unprotected sex and facing almost no consequences? Well why not have to provide a financial statement to show that you cannot have a baby financially.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by red_x 8 months ago
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i'm back
Posted by red_x 8 months ago
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Sorry bro, I'm away, this is the only time I will have WiFi or any internet in a while. Sorry, this was pretty unexpected
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