Should Abortion Be Legal
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Suppose a camper starts a forest fire, and we must quickly choose one of two choices: we can immediately extinguish the fire before it gets out of control, or we can throw the perpetrator into the flames, punishing him for failing to control his camp fire. The former option neglects the man's punishment, the latter option leaves us with a dangerous fire to fight.
To me, damage control matters more than punishment. When Con legislates against late-stage damage control, simply because it should have been implemented earlier, he prioritizes "punishment" above the social good. A society with such priorities would never allow a surgeon to operate on a smoker's lungs, or an endocrinologist to treat a diabetes patient.
Larger populations do not have to be dangerous. They do not have to cause war, famine, or drought. We can raise children to think critically and world-consciously, with proper educations and careful parenting. But parents who are not ready to be parents - for financial or pyschological reasons - must do us all a favor and avoid being parents. Unless we obtain miracle levels of individual responsibility, a larger population will always require a larger economy, one which will drain more energy, emit more greenhouse gases, and inflict more crime upon itself. As resources drain away, leaders of various societies will increasingly wage war on each other for what is left.
Allowing abortion isn't enough to control our population, but making it illegal is a huge step backwards.
If you can't afford to have a baby theres multiple things you can do with the baby. (1) You can put the baby up for adoption and a couple that cannot reproduce can take that baby out of your hands. (2) If you can't afford it why are trying to have a baby, if you can afford it you shouldn't be having sex. (3) Put a damn condom on.
Their's only one person in the world thats aloud to take lives of child like that. The lord himself.
The debates go back and forth forever about what defines a human life. Is it a human life in sperm form? Zygote form? When it has elbows? A cerebrum? When its brain starts producing its own chemicals? Many believe it clearly becomes a human life when it begins breathing, but don’t trust any consensus - there is an individual and naturally built expert on this topic. It's called a mother.
Before birth, a pregnancy is physiologically a piece of the mother. Every system in a woman's body alters itself. Under the influence of natural emotions, instincts, and chemicals, and with medical advice from a doctor, a woman makes an infinitely more informed judgment call about what is growing inside of her than I or my opponent. There is a risk that if we reduce such complexity to an absolute law, society will become dumber.
"Put the baby up for adoption," or "Put a damn condom on," my opponents says. He concludes that abortion is under the jurisdiction of God. Well, there are many measurements that define the quality of a debate performance, but bossiness is not one of them, nor is religious conviction. A rational audience is persuaded by logical validity and information. To stay on topic, I invite my opponent to expound on why we should trust a legislature to understand a mother’s body better than she can.
Nobody is suggesting it was the legislature's idea to do anything regarding a penis or a condom. Pro's argument rests.
P.S. It's spelled "whose." The word "who's" is only used as a substitute for "who is."
IPrentice forfeited this round.
It is always the moralists who do the most harm. Abortion is the logical outcome of civilization, only the jungle gives birth and moulders away as nature decrees. Man plans.
- Max Frisch
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Vote Placed by MagicAintReal 11 months ago
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