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wayneii308
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Kinesis
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Late-Term Abortion: Legal?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/24/2010 Category: Society
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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wayneii308

Con

I think late term abortion should definitely be illegal. At that point in the pregnancy, it has a heartbeat, making it a living being.
Kinesis

Pro

Con points out that late term foetus' are alive - indeed, they are alive not only in the late term but well before that. However, something being alive does not grant it a right to life - mould is alive, slugs are alive, skin cells are alive. A heartbeat does not make something alive - it must posses certain attributes. [1] Therefore, the argument that because something is alive it should not be killed is clearly absurd.

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
Debate Round No. 1
wayneii308

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wayneii308 forfeited this round.
Kinesis

Pro

Unfortunate.
Debate Round No. 2
wayneii308

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wayneii308 forfeited this round.
Kinesis

Pro

Boring, vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by opinionated_girl 6 years ago
opinionated_girl
a baby is quite different from a slug or snail!! That really angers me someone would be so stupid as to compare a human life to a bug......ridicululous. DOES NO ONE VALUE LIFE ANYMORE???????
Posted by opinionated_girl 6 years ago
opinionated_girl
a baby is quite different from a slug or snail!! That really angers me someone would be so stupid as to compare a human life to a bug......ridicululous. DOES NO ONE VALUE LIFE ANYMORE???????
Posted by wayneii308 6 years ago
wayneii308
I apologize to everyone involved in this debate. I went through an extremely tough break up. It was my fault for not commenting and I'm so sorry I wasted your time. Truly.
Posted by Kinesis 6 years ago
Kinesis
lol, nothing in my round implied I agree with Peter Singer. You should actually try reading Peter Singer.
Posted by dmarais 6 years ago
dmarais
pro is obviously a fan of peter singer... i bet he is ok with killing babies up till 3 years old, because only then are they technically "sentient" according to singer. might as well be ok to kill retarded people and people with alzeihmers as well
Posted by Alex 6 years ago
Alex
Ignore that part then, i saw your correction afterward.
Posted by Alex 6 years ago
Alex
You just said you think first term abortion should be legal, yet have an argument that says otherwise. I agree that abortion should be illegal, so why would i take this debate? Besides, if you look at my profile i have debated plenty of times.
Posted by wayneii308 6 years ago
wayneii308
Illegal* Im sorry.
Posted by wayneii308 6 years ago
wayneii308
I think first term abortion should be legal as well...? Ill debate that too if you need me too? Grow a set and actually take the debate please instead of commenting.
Posted by Alex 6 years ago
Alex
Just for funzies, i'm gonna point out that the fetus has a heartbeat within 3-4 weeks of the pregnancy, thus your argument supports first term abortion being illegal as well.
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