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controversialMe
Con (against)
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The Contender
SPENCERJOYAGE14
Pro (for)
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18 Points

Genetically "enhancing" babies (Designer Babies)

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SPENCERJOYAGE14
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/26/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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controversialMe

Con

Even though genetic modification would rid the world of defects and hereditary disease , genetically modifying embryos is immoral and just wrong ,.. why are people trying to play god!!! what if genetically "enhancing" embryos caused something else to not work right ,... Do geneticist even know how it would negatively effect the babies!?
probably not !!! but they will find out years down the road when their so called super humans start to break ,.... js
SPENCERJOYAGE14

Pro


I agree with the statement by our 31st US president Herbert Hoover that says “Children are our most valuable resource” Which is why I will be upholding the thesis today that “The human body is not perfect. Some are born with inherent defects and others break down before their time is due. Science has the potential to make correct these complications by modifying how humans are made. If we can alter their health for the betterment of society we have the moral obligation to do so.”


Contention 1: Human Rights Abused


Now let’s say as of normal means a woman conceived a child with her husband. Now this woman has some genetic malfunction and will be passing her ailment down to her child as of their birth, we have a remedy to help this child so that it will not receive the genetic malfunction by altering their genes, but we cannot because there is a law in place not allowing the genetic makeup of this child to be redesigned.


As we see in Article 8 of the Universal Declaration of Human rights it says “Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.” (http://www.un.org...)


We see in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that even this unborn child has the rights to medical treatment and since this medical treatment is possible, it would be a abuse on the child’s basic human rights to withhold this treatment.


For the reason of human rights abused vote Affirmative.


Debate Round No. 1
controversialMe

Con

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SPENCERJOYAGE14

Pro

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Debate Round No. 2
controversialMe

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
controversialMe

Con

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SPENCERJOYAGE14

Pro

And again.

Should I even post?
Debate Round No. 4
controversialMe

Con

controversialMe forfeited this round.
SPENCERJOYAGE14

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by NiamC 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro forfeited lol
Vote Placed by Ragnar 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Yes, post... Just don't waste your time with posting very much. "Extend all points" would be enough. Oh and forfeit plus no contest on arguments.
Vote Placed by Kc1999 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's arguments, albeit weak, were the most developed arguments. Con's arguments weren't supported by anything else but opinions.
Vote Placed by Truth_seeker 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Easy win for Pro as she gave the best argument in round 1 before it even began lol
Vote Placed by Romanii 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: No real argument from Con.
Vote Placed by WheezySquash8 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: FF