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Is it okay to have an abortion?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/3/2014 Category: Religion
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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smiling4U

Con

It is not okay in any circumstance to have an abortion.
Abortion is the killing of an unborn child, which, although legal, is actually murder.
Nikollas

Pro

I accept the debate. Abortion is the "deliberate termination of a human pregnancy". It can be used when the woman could face big health problems during the childbirth or when the woman finds out she is pregnant and doesn't want a child.

Obliging a woman of giving birth (and face serious trouble) is, for me, worse than killing an unborn child which mind is not even developed.

In the fact that the woman doesn't want this child, aborting is a solution which both child and mother benefit. I don't think anybody would be happy with a baby they didn't want and nobody would like to be a unwanted children.
Debate Round No. 1
smiling4U

Con

smiling4U forfeited this round.
Nikollas

Pro

Why don't you answer?
Debate Round No. 2
smiling4U

Con

Thank you for accepting this debate.
I was away for the weekend without Internet access, so I didn't have a chance to answer.

On a airplane flight between Kansas city and Miami, Julie Killen went into labor and gave birth to a child. When she arrived at the airport, she dumped the baby into a garbage can.
Two days later the dead child was found. Julie was charged with murder and pleaded guilty.
If she had had an abortion one week before she gave birth, she wouldn't be in trouble with the law. The abortion would have been legal.

A man named Dr. Nathanson took a video of a woman having an abortion (The silent scream), which shows the unborn baby in the womb, thrashing about, trying to avoid the suction device which is tearing off its head. Viewers saw the child opening its mouth, trying to scream. They saw the baby dismembered, its head crushed, as it was sucked out of the womb.

Babies in the womb can feel pain. They develop their full nerve system by the time they are between 8 and 16 weeks old.
At 8 weeks old, the baby is FULLY developed. He has a heartbeat, organs, limbs, and his own singular fingerprints!
He can frown, grimace, pee, and even suck his thumb. It is a FACT that he is NOT just a bunch of cells, but a living, breathing, moving HUMAN BEING!
And termination (abortion) of this baby, is in actual fact, murder.

You said earlier: "In the fact that the woman doesn't want this child, aborting is a solution which both child and mother benefit."

Both child and mother benefit?

Maybe the mother will have gotten rid of the child, but has she benefited?

Women who have had an abortion are 6 times more likely to commit suicide. They (often) also experience dramatic side effects such as, Nausea, Vomiting, Diarrhea, Bleeding, and sometimes cannot have another child, or carry another baby to full term.

The baby experiences dramatic, horrifying pain, as it is ether burned with saline solution, sucked out of the womb with its head crushed, or slowly dismembered of its arms and legs before dying.

I think that I (and probably most other people) would prefer to be an unwanted child than to be aborted (murdered) in that way.
Besides, why couldn't the mother just give her baby to a family who wants a child (or an orphanage) stead of killing it?
Nikollas

Pro

Nikollas forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
smiling4U

Con

smiling4U forfeited this round.
Nikollas

Pro

Nikollas forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by zmikecuber 3 years ago
zmikecuber
smiling4UNikollasTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con's arguments went unrefuted by Pro, so the arguments go to Con.