I would like to start off by thanking you for creating this debate. Hopefully this will be fun and interesting and we will both learn something new, as well as see both sides of the argument.
Let's begin by defining a right. I assume you are referring to civil rights. A civil right can be defined as a federal law which regulates a public accommodation (a private/public enterprise which opens it's doors to the public). Civil rights mandate whom a public accommodation may not discriminate against
Thank you for being a nice person. To me, a right is something that belongs to each lviving creature. A right is something given to us by God and affirmed by a democratic government. We have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We also have the right to be secure in our person. How can a woman do that if she is forced to have an abortion, or give birth? I am against most abortions, but for any contraception that works before fertilization.
The problem that lies here is our each individual definition of a right. You are using the moral standards of a right, however morals are relative. We each have different morals. On top of this, this topic is quite vague. I am going to assume you are arguing this: Women have the essential right to contraception, that is, if they wish to use contraception they may do so and shall not be prevented from doing so.
Question: Does contraception prevent the possibility of a new entity of human life?
It is unfortunate that you are unable to create an argument, and instead choose to refute what I clearly said. I asked a question, and I asked two more in the previous round. Perhaps you did not read them so I ask them again:
Do you agree that the right to life is a given right?
Does contraception prevent the possibility of a new entity of human?
If these questions are not answered, I will assume you are purposefully ignoring me, stalling, and therefore should be seen as forfeiting the debate.
I am an abolitionist. I believe that the right to live begins at fertilization. I believe that abortion is murder unless the pregnancy is ectopic, but I support contraception provided that it acts before fertilization, and not after.
I would like to conclude by thanking my opponent for allowing me to debate with them. I would like to start off by pointing out how my opponent blatantly refused answering questions I posed before them, this should either be looked upon as lack of the ability to counter my argument, or simply stalling. My opponent also did not show much evidence arguing their point. Contraception strips the right of life, stated by pro as a given right, from a possible human being, there inducing on other rights
Reasons for voting decision: I'm not a big fan of the strategy of asking your opponent multiple questions but regardless... Pro failed to uphold the BOP and really only stated their own personal beliefs and stance. Con essentially rebutted this in the second round by pointing out that it's all relative. No proven BOP for Pro equals more convincing argument points for Con.
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