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Abortion

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Started: 6/6/2016 Category: Politics
Updated: 5 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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yesseo10

Pro

Abortion should be a legal option for females. 3 in 10 females get pregnant at least once before turning 20 years old, that is about 750,000 pregnancies each year. Teenage girls should have the right to abort their unborn baby because they are not ready financially and are still in school.
pattycakes58

Con

Abortion should not be legal due to women killing the children in the womb. There is about 1.1 million U.S. abortions each year. Nearly 22% pregnancies end in abortion. With abortion you are killing an innocent child. The Sixth Commandment of the Bible's Old Testament, "Thou shalt not kill", applies to all human beings, including unborn babies.

http://abortion.procon.org...
http://studentsforlife.org...
Debate Round No. 1
yesseo10

Pro

Abortion should be an option for women because it is a right as a women to chose their future for themselves, less than 2% of teen mothers graduate college by the age of 30. Daughters of teen mothers are three times more likely to be a teen mother. 80% of teen involved unmarried mothers who haven"t earned a high school diploma have financial stability problems with their child. The lack of formal education often leaves teenage mothers unqualified for higher paying jobs, and makes it far more difficult for them to support their families and provide necessities needed for their children.

http://teenagepregnancysupport.net...
https://www.oneworldeducation.org...
pattycakes58

Con

Abortion is unsafe to the female and to the child. 97% of women that have abortion say they experience with pain during the procedure and they are described as intense servers or very severe. Some doctors say it's the same pain as having cancer. There is more pain for younger women than older adults. The mother that is having abortion can have a harmful physical complication from abortion for example they can get overzealous curettage can damage the lining of the uterus and lead to permanent infertility. Having abortion can also lead to never becoming pregnant ever again in life. Abortion can also lead to death or it can lead to unwanted memories which can result to stress or depression.

http://www.healthguidance.org....

http://www.cdc.gov...
Debate Round No. 2
yesseo10

Pro

The national rape-related pregnancy rate is 5.0% per rape among victims of reproductive age (aged 12 to 45); among adult women an estimated 32,101 pregnancies result from rape each year. 32.2% opted to keep the infant whereas 50% underwent abortion and 5.9% placed the infant for adoption; an additional 11.8% had spontaneous abortion. If having an abortion was illegal some women would have to reminded by their child that they got raped and the women or teen would have a child with no father.
pattycakes58

Con

Instead of abortion the mother of the baby can give the baby away to an adoption center or a foster home. In 1973 there was only 9% of infants that were put for adoption, from 1996-2002 there was only 1% of infant adoptions in the United States. In the Declaration of Independence it states " All men are created equal that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Abortion takes away the unalienable rights away from the child.

http://abortion.procon.org...
Debate Round No. 3
yesseo10

Pro

Round #3-http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
Many of America"s child welfare systems are badly broken " and children can suffer serious harm as a result. Some will be separated from their siblings and be abused. Many former foster kids have a tough time out on their own, when they age out of the system, they're more likely than their peers to end up in jail, homeless or pregnant. They're also less likely to have a job or go to college. Its likely that a person get adopted in three years or more or go in to another foster care more than 3 times in their life. Taking away the choice to abort is taking away 2 of the 3 unalienable rights, liberty and happiness because liberty is freedom and women should have that right to choose abortion and it takes away happiness if the women or teen does not want the child.

http://www.childrensrights.org...
http://www.npr.org...
https://davethomasfoundation.org...
pattycakes58

Con

In 2011 there were about 730,322 abortions reported to the centers for disease control. There are about 1.7% of abortion of women's ages from 15-44 each year. Women who already had abortion earlier in there life time have abortion again. At the age of 45 a women will have at least one abortion. By the 12th week of pregnancies 88.7% of women have abortion. In the U.S. black women are 3.3 times likely to have an abortion than white women.

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

http://abortion.procon.org...
Debate Round No. 4
yesseo10

Pro

"The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people." "Ninth Amendment, the Ninth Amendment protect the modern-day constitutional issues such as abortion, the right to die, and gay rights. An abortion case Roe v. Wade, decided on Jan. 22, 1973 in favor of abortion rights, remains the law. The 7-2 decision stated that the Constitution gives "a guarantee of certain areas or zones of privacy," and that "This right of privacy... is broad enough to encompass a woman's decision whether or not to terminate her pregnancy." This was declared by the US Supreme Court to be a fundamental right by the US constitution. Abortion is not killing a baby it is simply getting rid of a pregnancy, it is not considered a person because we don't count the fetus as a human being because the have not been born, or even have a birth date. Then fourteenth Amendment- "nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protections of the laws." This amendment states "person of life" does not say any unborn fetus. The baby being aborted will most likely not feel pain because it has been studied that the cortex isn't functional until the 26th week and usually wouldn't feel pain until about the 29th week. "Even as the total number of American households with children increased by 160,000, the number of two-parent households decreased by 1.2 million. Today, one-third of American children " a total of 15 million " are being raised without a father. Nearly five million children live without a mother." says the Washinton D.C Times and this wouldn't happen as much if abortion was not a problem.

link
https://www.lifesitenews.com...
http://abortion.procon.org...
http://www.alternet.org...'silent'_ninth_amendment_gives_americans_rights_
pattycakes58

Con

Abortion can cause many problems to the mother.Women who had abortions also had: 59 percent increased risk for suicidal thoughts, 61 percent increased risk for mood disorders,
61 percent increased risk for social anxiety disorders, 261 percent increased risk for alcohol abuse, 280 percent increased risk for any substance use disorder. Mothers that have abortion also have the risk of committing suicide. Not only is the mother killing herself but she is also killing the child. Some women get post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A study has been found to show that 14% of women get all the symptoms of PTSD. PTSD is a psychological dysfunction which results from a traumatic experience which overwhelms a person"s normal defense mechanisms resulting in intense fear, feelings of helplessness or being trapped, or loss of control. Some symptoms of PTSD are the person can have flashbacks or nightmare, they can also have difficulty sleeping, etc. Abortion can cause problems in people"s relationships they can either get divorced or they can separate. Abortion can increase depression, violent behavior, alcohol or drug abuse. 30-50% of the women who experience difficulty adjusting to a past abortion report experiencing sexual dysfunctions, of both short and long duration, beginning immediately after their abortions. Post-abortion stress can lead to an eating disorder.

http://afterabortion.org...

http://www.adaa.org...
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by skittlez0118 5 months ago
skittlez0118
I feel like this is a OK debate, but it needs more statistics. Statistics makes the statement sound more strong and convincing, which makes the audience lean towards your side. Make sure you don`t repeat information because it gets to repetitive and you lose your audience. Also make sure that your statements are clear, if your statements sound confusing your audience wont understand and lean towards the opposing team.
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