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topher
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DWReeves
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Criminalizing Abortions is not Christian

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/11/2007 Category: Religion
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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topher

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I do not believe that Christians ought to persuade the government to criminalize abortions.

First let me say that I am not for abortions. If someone who had an unwanted pregnancy came to me to and asked, "Should I get an abortion?" I can't really think of a situation where I'd say, "Yes, you should." Abortions are bad news.

But I think many Christians, even though they have the best intentions, miss the reality of the issue. Most women who do end up getting abortions do so because they have run out of options. Most are poor and simply can't afford an abortion!

I truly believe Christians ought to attempt to prevent abortions, but the way to do it is not through making laws. Jesus Christ exhibited a very clear stance on violence. Everything he accomplished, he did in a nonviolent way (including the salvation of humankind!). So why should we threaten violence against women and girls who have had abortions?

If Christian truly want to prevent abortions, the only way that will succeed will be not through criminalization, but through lovingly providing new options for those who have unwanted pregnancies.
DWReeves

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Debate Round No. 1
topher

Pro

DW, where you at?

I guess I'll add this question: If we're to punish those who get abortions, what should the punishment be?
DWReeves

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Debate Round No. 2
topher

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DWReeves

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by YourMomoness 1 year ago
YourMomoness
House can you vote for yourself! Not fair.
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
I think anytime you introduce theism to a volatile issue, disaster awaits. I think Leo's comments support my claim.
Posted by Leonitus_Trujillo 9 years ago
Leonitus_Trujillo
I was definitively not kidding.
Abortion is murder, murder is a crime. Abortion is not only murder, but its also pre-meditated murder.

Whether she went through trauma or not is of no cause to me. Someone else's life shoudln't be taken away becuase your life sucks that sounds like the logic that a murderer would use and it is murder. I can only Agree to abortion if it is self defense-a.k.a. the mothers life if threatened. Besides that Capital punishment it is.
Posted by willact723 9 years ago
willact723
I pray to God that he was just kidding.
Posted by topher 9 years ago
topher
The death penalty? Are you serious? Is that in all cases? If a 14 year old girl was raped by her older brother and decided to get an abortion, you'd give the girl the death penalty?!
Posted by Leonitus_Trujillo 9 years ago
Leonitus_Trujillo
topher if you would like to start another debate and challenge me i'll take the topic up with you. As for the question you posed in Round 2. The Death Penalty, or the equivalent of the Capital offense depending on the state.
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