The Instigator
ShannonHylton
Pro (for)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
Mak-zie
Con (against)
Winning
3 Points

Against or for Abortions

Do you like this debate?NoYes+1
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 1 vote the winner is...
Mak-zie
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/15/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,114 times Debate No: 21179
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (3)
Votes (1)

 

ShannonHylton

Pro

I'm for abortions because
1) They baby may not be wanted.
2) You could have been raped and not want the baby for the certain person.
3) You might not be in the right state to be able to look after a child e.g Alcoholic, drug addict or mental.
4) You may be a teen and not want your child.
5) You May be disabled and not be able to look after that child.
Mak-zie

Con

I accept this debate, on these terms:

Abortion-the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
http://dictionary.reference.com...

-I will start my arguments next round.
Debate Round No. 1
ShannonHylton

Pro

Ive said what i thought about it on the first round. I'll wait for your reply before i argue back.
Mak-zie

Con

Firstly I shall reply to my opponents arguments:

1) They baby may not be wanted.
2) You could have been raped and not want the baby for the certain person.
3) You might not be in the right state to be able to look after a child e.g Alcoholic, drug addict or mental.
4) You may be a teen and not want your child.
5) You May be disabled and not be able to look after that child.

My reply to all of these is the same: adoption. Though you may not want the child for whatever reasons, this is fine, but give birth to them and put them up for adoption. I repeat, the ethical thing if you do not want your baby is to put them up for adoption and letting them live their life versus killing them. Abortion is only the easy way out of a child and extremely inhumane. There are so many families that would be happy to take in that child that was unwanted, maybe because they couldn't have any children, and the child could be happy. So as you can see, none of these arguments hold any water.

My arguments:

1. Murder
-Since life does begin right when the egg and sperm cell meet, abortion is murder. Is murder legal, is it right? No it is not, murder is not tolerated in our society, and can be punished with the death sentence.
Murder-The crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Yes, I believe/know that human life starts way before birth (I know my opponent thinks this, from reading the comments). The life begins in the mother's stomach, before she even knows she is pregnant. It starts at fertilization.
http://prolifephysicians.org...
http://www.nrlc.org...

"In its heart, America knew that racial segregation was wrong. In its heart, America knows that human life begins before birth." --F. LaGard Smith, author-professor of law.
http://cvhope.20m.com...
http://www.123helpme.com...

2. The Bible
-The Bible clearly states, on many occasions that children are "precious gifts," and that we should "have many." Therefore, abortion obviously goes against the Bible, and all Christian beliefs. Abortion defies all of the scriptures below.

"Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward" (Psalm 127:3).

"Be fertile and multiply" (Genesis 1:28)

"Thou shalt not kill" (Exodus 20:13)

"I will say to God: ... 'Your hands shaped me and made me. Will you now turn and destroy me? Remember that you molded me like clay. Will you now turn me to dust again?" (NIV, Job 10:2, 8-9)
http://www.twopaths.com...
http://www.priestsforlife.org...
Debate Round No. 2
ShannonHylton

Pro

ShannonHylton forfeited this round.
Mak-zie

Con

All arguments extended, as my opponent forfeited this round...
Debate Round No. 3
ShannonHylton

Pro

ShannonHylton forfeited this round.
Mak-zie

Con

My opponent has not given any arguments to support her side. Therefore, vote Con!
Debate Round No. 4
3 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Posted by Nicflavio 5 years ago
Nicflavio
Ok well this debate is more "debatable" if we agree on that issue and since I personally believe that life begins at conception, I'm not going to accept. However, you should have that as a possible point (?). Up to you. Good luck
Posted by ShannonHylton 5 years ago
ShannonHylton
I believe life begins for a human once their born.
Posted by Nicflavio 5 years ago
Nicflavio
Before I accept this debate I have to ask one question: At what point do you recognize life begins for a human?
1 votes has been placed for this debate.
Vote Placed by 16kadams 5 years ago
16kadams
ShannonHyltonMak-zieTied
Agreed with before the debate:-Vote Checkmark-0 points
Agreed with after the debate:-Vote Checkmark-0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:03 
Reasons for voting decision: FF