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sweetlittlelivy
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Abortion

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Started: 6/23/2016 Category: People
Updated: 4 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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sweetlittlelivy

Con

I don't care who is for abortion, or who thinks it's right. Because it's not. It's sinful, it's vile, and it's completely immoral.

You can't just kill an unborn child, that's one of the most disgusting things ever. That child has a future, it's purely innocent and needs someone to nurture them and help them grow. Taking their life away is completely horrible, evil, immoral and disgusting.

Simply because you can't afford to take care of it? Okay, well that's too bad. Maybe you should've thought about that before opening your legs.

Or maybe it's not your fault. Maybe you were taken advantage of, and that's understandable...and very sad and unimaginable. But even if that did happen to you- unwanted sex, that is... then perhaps you should consider giving birth to the child and giving it up for adoption, as well as making sure they have a loving, sweet family that can take care of them if you honestly cannot afford to, yourself.

The point here is...abortion is totally wrong and unacceptable. We, as humans, were created and designed to reproduce and bear children. When you produce a child- accident or not, there is absolutely no reason to abort the child. The responsibility is on your hands. Your fault, your consequence.

And even if it isn't your fault, you should still have no reason to abort a child. That's disgusting and horrible. Think before making crazy, asinine decisions like this.
Okapi

Pro

First, I would like to point out that abortion is never an easy choice. A woman only chooses to do so because she finds it necessary. I will not get into the whole argument on whether or not an unborn child is able to feel pain, because I am not very knowledgeable on that branch of science anyway. However, I still hold very strongly to the belief that abortion is always a last resort, and something that should be available to all women.

Note also that every woman has a different financial, emotional, and family situation, and all of these factors tie into making such a choice. Shoving all of these factors under umbrella statements like "can't afford to take care of it" shows not only a lack of empathy, but ignorance as well.

You have also failed to respond to the fact that some women get abortions because of extremely fatal situations (i.e., the woman may die, the child may be born dead, or both). Also perhaps, because the child would be better off dead than alive. If said child was born with a serious birth defect, their entire life might be painful, short, or both. This can also tie into the whole "can't afford to take care of it" situation; if the child is born with a defect that has to be treated, it is possible that a woman will not be able to pay for such a treatment, leading to possible death/prolonged pain.

And that simply addresses the morality of abortion in general, not even taking into account the fact some women may get impregnated against their will (rape). In this situation, raising a child could be a serious upheaval of their life, and even the pregnancy could cause problems.

I am not saying that adoption should be completely dismissed as an option, but I am saying that there are a lot of situations where abortion might actually be a better choice.
Debate Round No. 1
sweetlittlelivy

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