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Katelyn21
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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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jma2002

Pro

Abortion should be aloud. Women who are rape victims should be aloud to have an abortion to get rid of the child forced upon them. http://www.alternet.org...

Abortion was declared by the U.S supreme court as acceptable by the constitution. "This right of privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy." http://abortion.procon.org...
Katelyn21

Con

Abortion should be illegal in the United States. All lives matter from the oldest person to the tiniest embryo. Women depend on abortions for a quick fix instead of practicing safe sex or avoiding it altogether. "51% of abortions are performed on women less than 25 years of age." http://studentsforlife.org...
Education should focus more on preventing pregnancy.
There are "1.1 million abortions happen each year." http://studentsforlife.org...
Debate Round No. 1
jma2002

Pro

A women has the right to choose the fate of the baby in the wound. Abortion is used for women who cant take care of an infant, and who cant handle the pain of giving birth.
Child birth causes permanent side affects like:

-You will have vaginal discharge called lochia (LOH-kee-uh). It is the tissue and blood that lined your uterus during pregnancy. It is heavy and bright red at first, becoming lighter in flow and color until it goes aware after a few weeks.

-You might also have swelling in your legs and feet. You can reduce swelling by keeping your feet elevated when possible.

-You might feel constipated. Try to drink plenty of water and eat fresh fruits and vegetables.
Menstrual-like cramping is common, especially if you are breastfeeding. Your breast milk will come in within three to six days after your delivery. Even if you are not breastfeeding, you can have milk leaking from your nipples, and your breasts might feel full, tender, or uncomfortable.

http://womenshealth.gov...

This pain has permanent affects on your body, and Abortion helps You avoid it
Katelyn21

Con

Lochia, swelling in the legs, constipation, cramping, milk discharge, and breast discomfort are all TEMPORARY side effects of childbirth. There are long term risks possible with abortion like infertility, depression, anxiety, and breast cancer. Abortion does not help to avoid pain since it can cause heavy bleeding and pain after the procedure. http://www.contracept.org...
Debate Round No. 2
jma2002

Pro

Having an abortion is extremely helpful when it comes to deal with population control. Everyday, there are 3988076 babies born, the earth is is all ready 5 billion people over the population limit. Abortion is used to help get the population down to the 2 billion limit.
http://www.worldpopulationbalance.org...

In the world 3 out of every 100 people are effected by cancer. If there are 7 million people in the world, that means the 2333333333 people are effected by cancer. Abortion can be used to cut off cancer from travelling through generations of families.
http://www.cancerresearchuk.org... ( towards the bottom)
Katelyn21

Con

On the surface, one might assume that a decrease in world population through abortion would be beneficial. Killing innocent children actually causes more harm than good. The world will never benefit from the loss of these murdered children. They will never grow up, work, or pay taxes. This leads to fewer consumers, less demands for goods and services, and not as many jobs. This causes a slower growth for the labor force. In 1998, more than 7 million additional workers would be in the work force had they not been aborted. Abortion does not help the Social Security crisis either. It has decreased the number of younger people to care for the Baby Boomers." Given the reduction in the work force supporting Social Security, brought on largely because of abortion, our predicament is this: unless we raise taxes, cut benefits, or overhaul the entire system, Medicare will be bankrupt in the 2020s and Social Security in the 2030s." " The fundamental reason why abortion is wrong is moral, not economic. We do not kill innocent human beings, no matter what the cost. But, as is often the cases what is bad moral policy is also bad economic policy." http://www.priestsforlife.org...
Debate Round No. 3
jma2002

Pro

Almost all abortions take place because the baby is to expensive or to difficult to take care of. "92% of women who have had an abortion said that social or other factors where the reasons for having an abortion." http://www.actionlife.org...-
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Other reasons include finanses or drug addictions, or even that there job requires to much attention to have to take care of the child.

In some cases, the baby will live a very short and painful life from something like a disability. That baby is aborted so that it doesnt need to suffer that painful life
www.cancerresearchuk.org
Katelyn21

Con

Aborting a child for the convenience of the mother's life style is murder and a lazy excuse for being responsible. A mother's love should be without restrictions. If she can not take care of a child, it should be put up for adoption. According to the National Council for Adoption, "Babies, regardless of medical problems, who are "free for adoption,"generally do not wait long for families. There are waiting lists of couples who would like to adopt infants with Down Syndrome or Spina Bifida. There are also a large number of couples who would like to adopt terminally ill babies, including babies with AIDS. There are between one and two million infertile and fertile couples and individuals who would like to adopt children." http://www.abortionno.org...
By stopping abortions, there will be more children available to adopt by families wanting to provide those unwanted children a forever home.
Debate Round No. 4
jma2002

Pro

The Supreme Court decided that states can't outlaw abortion because Prohibiting abortion is a violation of the 14th Amendment, according to the Court, and the constitution. Outlawing abortion is taking away a human right given to women.

http://www.nrlc.org...

in reality, a fetus is just a bunch of cells. It has not fully developed any vital organs like lungs. This means that an abortion is not murder, it is just killing of cells in the wound. If the child has no organs developed that would be vital for the baby to survive outside the wound, than having an abortion is not murder.

http://umm.edu...
Katelyn21

Con

If life ends when the heart stops beating, then life begins when the heart starts beating. "Since the heart of the fetus begins to beat by 24 days, virtually all abortions (other than "emergency contraception") stop a beating heart. In fact, since most abortion occur between 4-6 weeks, they also destroy a functioning brain. Even modern embryology textbooks agree that human life begins at conception." http://www.godandscience.org...
Abortion is murder and the practice should be discontinued. Continuing to educate the public about abortions and the terrible consequences it has not only on the fetus, but the mother, society, and future generations is very important. Educating the public has been helping the matter. "After reaching a high of over 1.6 million in 1990, the number of abortions performed annually in the U.S. have dropped to around 1.06 million a year." http://www.nrlc.org...
Debate Round No. 5
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