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sammylanta
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alexis8976
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Abortion

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/6/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sammylanta

Con

Abortion is morally incorrect because the women making this decision to kill a child before it is given a chance when as a women she has more humane options than to just kill the child. The woman that decides to kill a baby before birth is also taking opportunities away from couples that are unable to have children of their own.

http://abortion.procon.org...
alexis8976

Pro

Abortion is a choice a women has over her body, not a choice where we believe it is wrong for a woman to do. Did you know that an estimate of 32,101 women end up pregnant through a rape related cause. Would you want to keep a baby that was conceived unintentionally and through a terrible experience?

1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
2)http://abortion.procon.org...
Debate Round No. 1
sammylanta

Con

Abortion is not the only way to get rid of an unwanted child. The child could be given to foster homes and be put for adoption that way that child has a chance at life. After ten weeks abortion procedures become very painful for the baby to experience. Bernard N. Nathanson,MD, a late abortion doctor who later quit that field because he became a pro-life activist after his experience. When performing an abortion a 12-week old child open its mouth in an unheard scream and followed by the death of this child. This whole experience was viewed through an ultrasound image. Abortion is so horrific that a professional doctor decided to quit his job as a late abortion doctor and became a pro-life activist because of how cruel abortion is.

http://abortion.procon.org...
alexis8976

Pro

I see what your saying, but most abortions are done before the women hit 10 weeks in their pregnancy making their baby incapable of feeling pain. Also the cortex does not become fully functional until after 26 weeks, some women who receive abortions become less likely to have mental health problems. Many women who lack having an abortion and give birth has their education and career goals. 92% of women don't have abortions mainly because of a physical problem, mainly it's about a social or "other" reasons and 0.5% of the had abortions because they had been raped.

1) http://www.actionlife.org...
2) http://abortion.procon.org...
Debate Round No. 2
sammylanta

Con

Women who undergo abortions tend to have psychological damage in a 2008 Scandinavian Journal of Public Health discovered that women that have abortions have an increased risk of having depression. In 2005 BMC Medicine found women that went through with abortion had a much larger anxiety lasting up to five years after pregnancy termination. Studies have found that eight weeks after the women had abortion researchers found 44 percent of complained nervous disorders, 36 percent went through sleep disturbances, 31 percent of the women regret their decision. According to The American Psychological Association women that underwent a planed abortion had more emotional deficiencies than women that went through an unplanned abortion. Women that undergo abortions are proven more likely to undergo emotional problems.

1)http://afterabortion.org...

2)http://abortion.procon.org...

3)http://www.apa.org...
alexis8976

Pro

Most of the women who have abortions are teenagers, approximately 1 million teens in America become pregnant each year. 70% of those girls who give birth drop out of school, making it the #1 reason girls drop out. Most abortions, 88%, happen in the first trimester, only 2% are likely to get an abortion 21 weeks or later. Also most through teens 18-19 have a higher rate in abortions, 23.7 per 1,000, children under 15 have a low rate of abortion. What gives us the right to make women not have a choice over their own body? It also is normal for women to have a rage of emotions after receiving an abortion. And most women who have PTSD are ones who initially regretted the decision and tried to stop the procedure before complete, leaving them with a traumatizing memory and immediately gaining PTSD and feelings of devastation.

1)https://aclu-wa.org...
2)http://prochoice.org...
3)http://www.choicespregnancy.org...
4)http://www.childtrends.org...
5)http://www.word-of-hope.org...
Debate Round No. 3
sammylanta

Con

If a female teenager decides to have sexual relations later resulting in pregnancy then it is then her responsibility to at least give that child a chance at life. The teen doesn't even have to keep the baby and deal with the responsibility of raising the child. The child can be put up for adoption where many couples are waiting to have and take care of a child. Planned Parenthoods most current report states that from October 1, 2011, to September 30, 2012, only 1 adoption referral was made per 149 abortions. Women and teens also shouldn't look to abortion as a form of birth control because abortion can cause major health problems later in the woman's life. According to Rebekah E. Gee MD, MPH there are many health problems women get from abortions such as pelvic infection, incomplete abortion, a cut cervix, perforation of the uterus wall and future child bearing are only a few major medical effects of abortion. The women that end up getting impregnated at a young age don't have to care for the baby but there are more humane and morally correct ways of getting rid of that child then deciding to take the baby's life because the baby has no other options. Plus abortion can cause severe medical effects for the women in the future.

1)http://www.cnsnews.com...

2)http://dhh.louisiana.gov...
alexis8976

Pro

Women who deny abortions become more likely to become unemployed and also more likely become a victim of domestic violence. 77% of these women who refuse abortion soon became unemployed compared with 44% who had abortions. Also "reproductive choice protects women from financial disadvantages" as stated in Abortion ProCon.org. In 2000 women 57% of the women had some college education. Even when stopping abortions will not stop women, women will seek abortions illegally making unsafe. Another effect if abortion was illegal would be having an increase in teen pregnancy will also lead to more illegal abortions. This could also lead to death, permanent health issues, or joblessness and dependency.

1. http://abortion.procon.org...
2. http://www.academia.edu...
Debate Round No. 4
sammylanta

Con

Abortion promotes the idea that a human life is disposable. Congress member Randy Hultgren wrote in January 2014 "When we tell one another that abortion is okay, we reinforce the idea that human lives are disposable, that we can throw away anything or anyone that inconveniences us." Hultgren is not the only person that believes that abortion gives off the idea human life is disposable. Pope Francis warns that abortion promotes throwaway culture, on January 13, 2014, Pope Francis speaks about human lives and how each person has that right to live. A human life shouldn't be overlooked just because of a disability or a fundamental problem that human has no control over. Every human life has dignity and us as a society need to look with the appreciation of everyone's life. In the UK doctors were found in an investigation preformed by the British newspaper that doctors were performing abortions based off of gender the Abortion Act of 1967 clarify gender-based terminations violate the law. Doctors take the oath of Geneva when take this oath it states that you as a doctor are joining a profession that is charged with preserving and protecting life, not facilitating its destruction. With the legalization of abortion it gives the idea that human life's are disposable and can be easily overlooked or taken away.

1)http://www.catholic.org...

2)http://www.vision.org...
alexis8976

Pro

Abortion gives couples the choice to bring a baby with life-threatening or severe medical issues to full term. Abortion also cuts down on crime as most women have unintended pregnancies, that unwanted child is most likely to be raised in poverty their chances to leading criminal lives later on as an adult increases. " Why take the rights of a woman because she has the potential to have a baby" a question stated on a document in http://www.academia.edu... in which I agree with. As I stated before women have a right over their body also known as Bodily Autonomy. We would not take the organs of a dead person if they had not signed off. So how is it right to respect a dead person"s right, but not a person who is alive rights. Last, an unintended pregnancy can cause tension between families and also disrupt stability.

1. http://www.academia.edu...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Wylted 5 months ago
Wylted
Creativity is good here are some pro abortion ideals

1. Mills more blacks and therefore reduces the crime rate.

2. People harm the environment, so the less there are the better off the planet is.

3. Life is painful so the less people subjected to it the better.

4. Peter Singer's infanticide argument,

Here are some ideals for con

1. God says it is wrong and then use the modal ontological argument to prove God and then use some random crap from biblical scholars to prove the bible

2. Use some form of social contract theory but then apply it to the mother's implied contract with the fetus.

Your opponent rarely sees that stuff coming also, so it totally gets them off guard
Posted by tmdemma 6 months ago
tmdemma
This is Rachel Cordero(again)-
In an argument, you should never ask questions because it makes the argument weak.
Posted by tmdemma 6 months ago
tmdemma
This is Rachel Cordero-
Even though I agree that abortion is wrong, some of your arguments are a little weak, opinionated, and confusing.
Posted by nat327 6 months ago
nat327
I agree that abortion is not the choice for the women to make and should be made illegal in the U.S. The child should at least be born, and if the mother doesn't want it it can be adopted or put into a foster home.
Posted by Maks.M 6 months ago
Maks.M
What about rape? It should be the mother's choice to have a baby or not.
Posted by julia25 6 months ago
julia25
I agree that abortion is bad and should be illegal. An unborn child shouldn't suffer of not being put into the world because of the fault of their "parents'.
Posted by J-Bizzel 6 months ago
J-Bizzel
In round 2, the pro side agreed, you shouldn't agree in a debate.
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by Wylted 5 months ago
Wylted
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Reasons for voting decision: Guys you need to focus on building your arguments instead of just spewing facts and figures. If you're going to argue body autonomy than explain why that matters. Maybe argue the concept of self ownership. Con if killing an unborn child is wrong explain why. The FLO argument is a good start at explaining why a life may be important. I am not going to bother scoring this right now.