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ladams
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ali.789
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Abortion

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Started: 6/6/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ladams

Con

Abortion is wrong and should not be an option for women when put in the situation of an unwanted baby. 21% of pregnancies in the United states end in abortion, that is excluding accidental miscarriages. Which means thousands of lives are taken away before they have even begun. The main reason for abortions is women and/or teens having sex out of wedlock. They take up 85% of the abortions. This is why women and their male partners need to be more aware of what they are doing sexually. Its is proven that while an abortion is taking place the fetus can feel pain when they are after 20 weeks of pregnancy. A women has to be at most 28 weeks to have an abortion.
http://www.abort73.com...
ali.789

Pro

Abortion is not always wrong if the parents of the baby were to young to care of the baby or if they not ready then they can legally end the baby life which dose not hurt. the main reason they made abortion was that so the parents do not kill the baby and have it hurt them.
Debate Round No. 1
ladams

Con

A baby, even though not yet born, is still a human and life with rights as proven and said by the US Government. It is not only illegal but morally wrong to kill another human being. (This is a fact as it was stated in the US constitution and multiple religions.) It is also proven that the fetus feels pain during the abortion as a result of the obvious reflexes and signals it gives off during so. In saying the child does not feel pain is wrong.
http://abortion.procon.org...
ali.789

Pro

Well the baby is not born yet it dose not have heartbeat so really the parents are not killing the baby they are stopping it before it starts,and what if they don't follow any religion without any and don't want a baby without abortion they could kill the baby themselves and would have to be faced with murder charges. it also gives women control over there won bodies without having to commit murder or living a life that the don't want to.

http://abortion.procon.org...
Debate Round No. 2
ladams

Con

Any sane human would not kill any other human being. If a woman had a child, even if not wanted, they should not kill it. That right there is definitely illegal. The reason there are adoption centers is for that reason. Furthermore, a fetus has a heartbeat starting in the first trimester, your arguments are invalid and wrong. There is also negative effects on the mother if she were to even survive the abortion. (47,000 women die each year from trying to have an abortion.) The negative effects are not only emotional and mental but physical as well. Emotional and mental problems include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, problems with future relationship, abuse of drugs and alcohol, and other things. For physical problems there are many medical complications like bleeding, infections, incomplete abortion which means the baby has been killed but tissue is still in the females body. Internal organs can be damaged. Anesthesia is also a possible outcome which will mean forgetting the abortion and many other things. In conclusion to this abortion is just not safe in general.
ali.789

Pro

If the mother dose not want the baby no law should say that she has too. There is no scientific consensus as to when human life begins. It is a matter of philosophic opinion or religious belief. So that means when the doctor ends the kills the baby he wont know if it was alive in the first place. Over 600 women die each year because of pregnancies and if they did not want the baby, but it was illegal to kill the baby she would have died and the baby might also die. Now if she aborted the baby she could still be alive. Also if the mother is on drugs while she is pregnant the baby would also be addicted to the drug so the it would be better for the mother to abort the baby instead of having the baby and it be addicted to drugs and living a really bad life. Or the mother could have an STD and the baby would be born with it and it could die at a really young age.

http://www.prochoiceactionnetwork-canada.org...
http://web.mit.edu...
Debate Round No. 3
ladams

Con

Links used for round 3-
http://studentsforlife.org...
http://thinkprogress.org...

Doctors do when the baby is alive because they know how far along the child is. Many women use abortion as a form of birth control. This means that whenever they get pregnant they go ahead and abort the child. This is not safe for the woman to get so many abortions and it is taking advantage of the easy way out. Women should not have that option to do so knowing the possible effects.

http://www.balancedpolitics.org...
http://www.healthguidance.org...
ali.789

Pro

Even if the women who are getting abortions use as a birth control why dose it matter should't it be there choice and not illegal just because they messed up dose not mean that they have to live with it forever.Also if the women is raped she cant use birth control then because shes already pregnant so using abortion as a birth control is not always a bad thing

http://www.contracept.org...
Debate Round No. 4
ladams

Con

Women should not use abortion every time they get pregnant. After just doing it once some women will start to believe that it is the best way to resolve the issue. Over half the women who get one abortion continue to do it again. While doing this and even having just one abortion that makes less babies on the market for adoption. Many women and families want to adopt because they either can not have children or have same sex spouses and/or partners.

https://www.guttmacher.org...

When women have an abortion they are avoiding a responsibility. Whether they made a mistake while having sex or were the victims of rape the child is still their blood and responsibility. Having the baby will show they are responsible and know how to deal with the problem the correct way. Taking care of it or giving it to someone who will. The child's civil rights are also taken away. A baby has civil rights from the start of conception and is a human life. It is killing a human being without just cause. The child has done nothing to anyone and deserves to have a life.
It is proven that by the age of 45 one third of woman would have had an abortion. leaving less babies in the world. Most woman have an abortion simply because the do not feel their lives permit for it. only 1% have abortions from the cause of rape. Other reasons are because they are young, do not have the money, or have to much going on in their lives. Young mothers should take on the responsibility as it will help them learn to achieve in life. If the finances do not permit there is welfare. If there is to many things in their life then they need to make a change and focus on what is important.

http://www.operationrescue.org...

So there are not many acceptable reasons to end a child's life simply because the mother was careless or "not ready". There are other ways to deal with the problem. Word
ali.789

Pro

Women should have the right to choose what they want to do with their body with out the law coming after them. If they women want to use abortion as a type of birth control no one should stop them. There are plenty of children out their that can be adopted and if the mother dose not want to raise the kid or put it up for adoption but also she dose not want to raise than what is she supposed to do kill the baby herself but she would be arrested for murder so abortion can sometimes be the best thing for a mother or for parents. if a women is raped she should have to carry out with the pregnancies they should not have to go through the pain of giving birth which is the hardest pain a human can endure and all this just so the mother can hive the baby up for adoption. It would easier for her just to get a abortion and she wont have to live with it for the rest of her life . If she gave up the baby for adoption she would always know that her baby is somewhere with a total new family and she is here and can do nothing about it. The odds for a women to get sexually assaulted is 1 and 3 that is 33 percent of the women and if they carried out with the pregnancies it can ruin a lot of their lives. Over 600 lives are being taken away from us each year because of pregnancies and what if the women who died were raped and it was not their fault for becoming pregnant now the women die because they decided to give birth instead of having and abortion which could still keep them alive today.

http://amplifyyourvoice.org...

http://www.cdc.gov...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by mtsaleh 6 months ago
mtsaleh
The Con side had opinion in the opening sentence and throughout the whole debate. Also the Con had a .com website which isn't a reliable source. The Pro side had a lot of grammatical errors as well as points being repeated more than once.
Posted by briannacruz1210 6 months ago
briannacruz1210
Cons don"t have reliable sources and pros don"t have a lot of statistics its not very reliable.
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