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Gods_Servant
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TheAmstrdm
Con (against)
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Does a female have the right to terminate a pregnancy?

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Gods_Servant
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/8/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (4)
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Gods_Servant

Pro

First Round is only acceptance and why you chose this debate.

Thank you and I look forward to this debate
TheAmstrdm

Con

I accept, and I chose the debate because understanding and valuing life depends on an egalitarian view on life -- ergo, all life is equal and whether a life with no value is better than no life at all, and whether a female's right to her body trumps an underdeveloped fetus.
Debate Round No. 1
Gods_Servant

Pro

My first argument is a very simple yet bold argument

Cancer is defined as a uncontrolled growing mass of cells.
So in defining terms if a women is pregnant and does not want then she could technically call the uncontrolled mass of cells and receive treatment and if your saying that she cannot get rid of this uncontrollable rapid mass of cells then why do we let cancer patients receive treatment? Their body is having a unwanted mass of cell so if they can receive treatment why not women with pregnancy that is not wanted?

My second argument is that women have the moral right to decide what to do with their body.
Why should we judge and tell them its wrong to have a abortion? They're in control of what happens to their body and if we outlaw this, then people will start doing abortions illegally where the operations are in"sketchy" places. Honestly if a women cannot afford this unborn child or is not in the time or place to be able to take care of this child. Also we don't know the circumstances of how it came to be... a women could have been raped and became pregnant then every day would be a reminder.

I will end this round here so I may bring more later. thank you and off to you
TheAmstrdm

Con

TheAmstrdm forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Gods_Servant

Pro

i will not bring anything else up until con comes up with something
TheAmstrdm

Con

TheAmstrdm forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Gods_Servant

Pro

seriously come on
TheAmstrdm

Con

TheAmstrdm forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Neoman 2 years ago
Neoman
Its her decision first of all. she will be the one living with all the physical/chemical changes in her OWN body. If she decides she cant live with these changes, then she has every right to abort. No matter what other "books" say.
Posted by karamvirz 2 years ago
karamvirz
I agree with Pro's stand but the comparison of a human life to cancer is totally bizarre.cancer is never going to turn into a fully grown human being.
Posted by Emilrose 2 years ago
Emilrose
The analogies to cancer aren't exactly enhancing Pro's debate.

Cancer is something that a person has no real control over; particularly in terms of developing it. It's a medical condition that takes many different forms, and has the capacity to end an individuals life.

Pregnancy, however, is not a disease or an illness. It's something that all women (excluding rape) have control over. Moreover a fetus is not a cancerous growth.
Posted by Chuz-Life 2 years ago
Chuz-Life
This debate is confusing because sometimes they do and sometimes they don't.
Posted by Natec 2 years ago
Natec
Can the resolution be changed to "should the female have the right to terminate the pregnancy", just to avoid semantics?
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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