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Does a woman have the right to do anything she wants to her body? Or is/should an abortion be consider as murder since one is taking the life of a child or soon to be child.
Abortion: the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus 
Debate: a contention by words or arguments: as a : the formal discussion of a motion 
Let this be a formal  and civilized discussion, nothing more, nothing less. I will not accept name calling and or puns for the negative. Terms such as "baby killer!" and others will not be permitted in this debate. I respect the opinions of those who see abortion as an okay and just thing to do. I believe that greatest tool in a debate is accepting the fact that you may loose and if you do not accept the fact that you may loose then you will never win.
So with out further delay I would like to open this debate to the honorable gentlemen or madame to answer my question: should abortion, of any kind, be legal under the law in the United States of America?
* The only time I would personally seek an abortion for someone is in the case of if the child and/or children endanger the livelihood of the mother, in the case of rape, or in the case of incest.
Is that ok with you?
Since he has provided no argument I'll start with these simple arguments:
1. A fetus is not a human, so it shouldn't be against the law.
2. The mother has the right to decide whether she wants a child or not, because raising a child is hard work.
3. We kill things all the time. Having an abortion is the same as wearing a condom.
I'll let you take it from there.
I would like the audience and the honorable gentleman, Sean, to take note that this is not a rule-by-rule debate, for I am neutral on this matter, therefore I posted no opening argument for the gentleman to rebuttal on. However, I am more leaning to pro-life therefore taking the con stance on this debate.
I opened this debate with a question and I quote "should abortion, of any kind, be legal under the law in the United States of America" the gentleman responded with his resolution of "Abortion should be legal", since my question stated "of any kind" and the gentleman answered with "abortion should be legal" I assume that he means all abortions should be legal, basing that off my question. I ask the honorable gentleman to clarify when he states "abortion should be legal", any kind of abortion? I will continue this rebuttal onto his argument 1.
1. "A fetus is not a human, so it shouldn't be against the law." That is a bold statement, because the debate on when the human life begins is still very much disputed, however that is not the topic of this debate and I will not continue to pursue it. I will give the gentleman the benefit of the doubt that a fetus is not a human being; therefore it is not taking a human life. But the fetus does have the potential of life; therefore the one getting the abortion is taking away the potential of life. I would like to clarify for the audience what the dictionary states on what a fetus is: an unborn or unhatched vertebrate especially after attaining the basic structural plan of its kind; specifically : a developing human from usually two months after conception to birth . Since the honorable gentleman did not state rather or not he believes that all abortions should be legal I will assume that he does on the single fact that "of any kind" was in my opening question. Since I gave Sean the benefit of the doubt that a fetus is not a human being, this means that it is not murder, however an abortion does not have to take place in the very early stages of the pregnancy, it can be done almost at anytime, thus said the honorable gentleman supports abortion throughout, assuming, and if a woman chooses to have a late term abortion then she is as of fact taking the life of a human being which I believe goes against the United States Constitution because, and I quote "they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."  we have the right to live in this country therefore taking the life of an innocent human being is wrong and unconstitutional, which is highly against the law. So I will ask the honorable gentleman to clarify for me and the audience on his stance on abortions happening in the late term of a pregnancy.
2. "The mother has the right to decide whether she wants a child or not, because raising a child is hard work." The mother also had the choice on rather or not she would take part in sexual intercourse, therefore she knew the consequences of potentially getting pregnant and she chose to have sex anyways. Yes, raising a child is hard work, but if she didn't want to have a child then she shouldn't have had sex*. Everything in life has an equal positive and negative reaction, and we have to learn to face both of them. She knew that by having sex she could get pregnant, she had a choice and she chose to have sex anyways, therefore she indirectly chose to also carry the burden of the child, if it happens to be that way.
3. "We kill things all the time. Having an abortion is the same as wearing a condom." The gentleman is stating that because a large amount of people do something it makes it right. This is not true. If everyone raped a child, would that make it okay since we are "all" doing it? I think not, I know not. Wearing a condom is different from having an abortion. You see a condom is to prevent a pregnancy. An abortion is to stop one.
I leave the floor to the honorable gentleman.
* If in a case of rape and/or maybe some other extreme cases this fact may vary.
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