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Should 3rd trimester abortions be funded in Obama's health plan?

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Stephen_Hawkins
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/7/2012 Category: Health
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 862 times Debate No: 23453
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drew90210

Con

Obana sucks.
Stephen_Hawkins

Pro

I accept this debate. As per the question, this debate is policy, not fact. Also, the burden of proof is on my opponent for initiating the debate. As the rounds are first for acceptance, I shall await my opponent to make a case before outlining my own.
Debate Round No. 1
drew90210

Con

drew90210 forfeited this round.
Stephen_Hawkins

Pro

As my opponent has not posted an argument, I'll simply post a syllogism, instead of wasting time.

P1 - The killing of a conscious being is justified when it saves a self-conscious being.
P1a - A feotus is a conscious being.
P1b - A human adult (hereon defined as at or above the age of puberty) is a self-conscious being.
P2 - There are some cases where late term abortion saves the life of the mother, while no abortion would kill her (e.g. ectopic pregnancies)
C1 - Therefore, there are some cases where the termination of a late term pregnancy is justified, namely, when it is to save a person's life.
P3 - Obama's healthcare has an aim to help people stay alive and prevent deaths.
C2 - Therefore, Obama should fund some late term abortions.
Debate Round No. 2
drew90210

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Stephen_Hawkins

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Vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 3
drew90210

Con

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Stephen_Hawkins

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Vote PRO.
Debate Round No. 4
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