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Is abortion immoral if the fetus consents to the procedure

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/19/2011 Category: Philosophy
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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If a fetus consents to the abortion it should not be considered immoral.


Pro argument: "If a fetus consents to the abortion it should not be considered immoral."

While the relativism of the word "moral" is ongoing, I will debate from the point of view most likely associated with the word.

Historically and currently, most debates on abortion are from people of faith. The issue is the the beginning of life, whether it begins with conception or with birth. Based on this, "moral" refers to "being a good person" from a God-fearing type of person's perspective.

In the same way, actions that are considered "immoral" are those that do not reflect the actions of someone who has a relationship with God, or at least the Judeo-Christian perception of God. "Thou shalt not kill" comes to mind.

Suicide is not a felony, but assisted suicide is. Murder, by the definition of morality provided, cannot be moral, and must be regarded as immoral.

Conclusion: Even if the fetus consents, abortion must be regarded as immoral.
Debate Round No. 1


Jesus was well away that he was going to die, and accepted this as an inevitability, and by forcing his followers to aid him in his endeavors he made them assistants to his suicide. Therefore assisted suicide is not immoral, therefore if the mother has the consent of the fetus to terminate the pregnancy it should not be considered immoral.

Also consider, if the actions of the two consenting parties do not directly harm anyone besides the consenting parties how can that be considered immoral?


MLHobbes forfeited this round.
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Reasons for voting decision: confuct for forfeit. also con's example of divine law as reason against assisted suicide was pretty well refuted by pro's assertion that Jesus basically used his disciples as accomplices.