The Instigator
Hvillian12
Con (against)
Losing
7 Points
The Contender
RoyLatham
Pro (for)
Winning
28 Points

Abortion

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RoyLatham
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/29/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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Hvillian12

Con

Con. In against it I think if girls can have sex then the can deal with the consequences that comes with having sex..... Theres protection out there and lots of people that can't have kids so they would be glad to have them. I think no matter what age you get pregnant you had sex so deal with it.
RoyLatham

Pro

Thanks to Pro for proposing this 1000-character-limited debate. I am rarely concise!

A girl may or may not be able to deal with experiencing pregnancy and raising a child. The girl may have been raped, (10 -20%) or emotionally damaged by earlier sexual abuse (up to 70%). http://en.wikipedia.org... Hidden drug use or medical problems make the medical risks of early teen pregnancy greater. The emotional wreckage and life disruption may be severe and unwarranted. In poor countries, adoption may not be an option, and, sadly, in the US unwanted children are often kept and poorly raised.

Families should have the right to come to their own resolution that is best for circumstances, and the abortion option should be open to them. Abortion pills http://www.plannedparenthood.org... may be the least traumatic. It shouldn't be a government decision.
Debate Round No. 1
Hvillian12

Con

But if she knew she couldn't handle it why would she have sex.... Exactly you have to think about your actions before you make the action. There have been over 23deaths a year from abortion and that was in 1992-1993 (abortion facts.com). I just think that if you have sex you have to deal with good old mother nature and also some people are forced to have babies because they can afford abortion it costs At least $400.00& up ( yahoo answers.com)
RoyLatham

Pro

I should have said thanks to "Con" for the debate.

Research shows young brains do not reliably make the correction between actions and consequences. That applies to the high accident rates of young drivers as well as to reckless sexual behavior. Emotional problems from child abuse (up to 70% are abused) contribute to irresponsible sexual behavior. In 10-20% of cases the pregnancy is a result of rape and not the girl's fault at all. If the girl has been irresponsible punishment is appropriate, but being forced to have an unwanted child will rarely be the right type of punishment; it's often too harsh. The burden of the unwanted child punish the girl's family and also the society that must often pay for the upbringing.

The cost of medical abortion procedures is trivial compared to the $222,360 cost of raising a child.

Government should not rule out abortion as an option. The girl and her family should make the decision.
Debate Round No. 2
Hvillian12

Con

Hvillian12 forfeited this round.
RoyLatham

Pro

Con's only argument is that bringing a child to term should be done to punish the mother for irresponsible behavior. Con did not argue that abortion was immoral or undesirable, only that forcing the mother to bear the child is always just punishment.

It's fair that if a young woman has behaved irresponsibly, then she and her male partner should both be punished appropriately. However, in cases of rape the girl is not responsible and ought not be punished at all. Frequently (up to 70%), the mother has suffered abuse, and that may have led to bad judgment in emotional relationships. Young people in general have difficulty matching actions with consequences. Forcing the birth may also punish the mother's family, and punish society with welfare costs. An abortion is much cheaper than raising a child.

What is appropriate justice should be determined in each case. In some cases abortion will be the best option.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by crazyninja77 5 years ago
crazyninja77
Abortion is murder, and should be banned. It is a living child not a choice. There are over 4000 murders daily in the United States alone form abortion. Just imagine how many babies that is every year. I just wonder if we would have the cure to cancer now, if we had let them live, instead of murdering them. Maybe we would have several new inventions, and helpful ways to improve our energy consumption, and to make the world a better place. I don't care what you say, the moment that child is conceived, it is a human. Just after the sixth week, a heartbeat can be detected on an ultrasound. If it is only a tissue, then explain the heartbeat. You can't. That's because it is a living human being and not a "tissue." I would be more than happy to take Roy on in this argument, but
we have to get done with our evolution debate, and the mathematical impossibilities involved in evolution, so if anyone else wants to then I would be willing to except.
Posted by Gbush 5 years ago
Gbush
You have swayed my opinion, Roy. Good job.
Posted by frenchmoosetwo 5 years ago
frenchmoosetwo
con ran out of things to copy/paste?
Posted by EllieP 5 years ago
EllieP
Oh wow, Con voted for himself, ahahah.
Posted by EllieP 5 years ago
EllieP
This was awful, Con neglected the argument on the issue of rape.

On another note, it's not like abortions are something any girls are wanting to have, I'm sure they take quite the toll on any woman.

Also, Con seems to victimize women in his arguments, many are acting as though getting pregnant is purely on the girl. The other sex is involved, that generally has to pay a much much smaller price in this.
Posted by frenchmoosetwo 5 years ago
frenchmoosetwo
/facepalm
Posted by Mavericksmommie 5 years ago
Mavericksmommie
There are certain times that I think that abortion should be done and not

Abortions should be performed when there is a medical condition and or when a girl has been rapped

They should not be performed because a girl went out and spread her legs and had sex with a guy and now can't handle the consequences if you see old enough to do the crime then you are old enough to do the time.
Posted by frenchmoosetwo 5 years ago
frenchmoosetwo
I see con likes to copy/paste arguments??
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