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Abortion

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/27/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Brettwill09

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Abortion, under any circumstances whatsoever, is utterly and despicably unethical.
InsertNameHere

Pro

Thank you, Brettwill09 for challenging me to this debate in which I'll be playing Devil's Advocacy yet again. I wish the best of luck to both of us! :)

Unfortunately, in this first round my opponent failed to elaborate on his stance so I'll be basing my arguments off the assumption that he is against abortion in ALL circumstances, including rape.

A woman has a right to have an abortion for a few reasons. First off, it's her body. Outlawing this could lead to a slippery slope, outlawing any and all choices regarding our bodies. The government could tell us what to eat, what to wear, etc.

Secondly, allowing abortions saves lives. While abortion is illegal, many women will often go to extreme limits in order to have an abortion performed. These often include unsanitary and dangerous conditions which can kill thousands of women every year. http://www.religioustolerance.org...

Another important point to bring up is that accidents happen. Many young girls are curious and get urges to experience sex. Being young, they can often make bad decisions and engage in these activities without using protection. Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol is a good example. She got pregnant and her mother refused to allow her to get an abortion. Many other young girls can get caught up in similar situations, being forced to look after a child they can't afford. The annual costs of raising a child can range from over $6000 to over $7000. http://moneycentral.msn.com... This is a huge burden to place on a single mother, especially a young one. Intoxication can play a factor too as it can impair a person's judgement.

There's also rape. Should a woman get punished with a child because somebody decided to rape her? It wasn't her decision to get pregnant with that child in the first place so she should have to have that burden placed on her. However, if a woman decides she wants to keep a rape child that option should be open too.

I'll present more points in round two. Thanks again to my opponent and I look forward to an interesting debate. Good luck!
Debate Round No. 1
Brettwill09

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Brettwill09 forfeited this round.
InsertNameHere

Pro

Unfortunately my opponent has forfeited round 2. I extend my arguments. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
Brettwill09

Con

Brettwill09 forfeited this round.
InsertNameHere

Pro

Again, my opponent forfeited. Please vote pro!
Debate Round No. 3
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