Should Abortion Be Legal
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I will be taking the Pro side of the debate: "Abortion shold be legal." First and foremost I would like to thank the Con for the opportunity to debate this topic!
I would like to take this opportunity to define the argument further and common terminology that will be used.
Abortion: : the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus. b : induced expulsion of a human fetus 
Legal: Permitted by law. 
Abortion has a number of gray areas, one common one which the Con defined in her first argument was that of rape. If it is amiable to the Con, I would like to look only at black and white of the subject and leave the gray areas be. The argument will be looked at only in terms of legality.
I look forward to the debate!
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the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. 
the experience of being alive 
conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires. 
If we are to look at a human life and, for sake of argument assume that the development begins at inception, this would seem that your argument would hold validity as all peoples are entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness by law. However this is not the case in many instances in our country, for instance, we have thousands of people incarcerated in the United States, which infringes on the pursuit of happiness. Hundreds that have had there lives taken after having lives on earth and not only a womb, due to the death penalty. Now we have people trying to infringe the rights of liberty by determining what choices they are permitted to make as a human with their bodies in terms of abortion.
Seeing as the research is inconclusive as to which point humans develop self awareness we can not argue as to whether or not fetus's are alive. Which I would argue does not begin until at minimum one year of age, based on research by "Lewis and Brooks-Gun", and the experience of being alive as a human does not begin until self awareness is realized. 
I will let the Pro continue the debate based on the parameters above. Thank you.
Thank you for the argument Con.
"...a mother that is supposed to love her child in every way, a indescribable loving way..." This is a valid point, however the validity of this point goes only to serve the selfish interest of the mother. A child that is born into an impoverished family, a family with consistent reoccurring drug problems, a family simply not ready for a baby (youth) and a number of other realities bring that baby into the world with a host of problems. If the mother truly loved the child in the manner which you say then these situations would not exist, however they do exist and will continue to exist if abortion is illegal.
I don't think that abortion should be illegal as there are instances were it is beneficial for the family. There are many instances were abortion was not the correct choice, but infringing on someone's rights to pursue their own choices is never correct.
Adoption is a solution to this problem, however that solution only goes so far. In the United States alone there are more than 104,000 children that are not adopted every single year. I realize the counter argument would be well the child is alive still, yes this is true. However this example is in the United States alone, which does not come anywhere close to having birth rate, nor does it account for an extremely impoverished majority population. The top 10 countries with the highest birth rate currently are all countries with a high poverty rate, high rate of disease and a number of them have a high rate of war.  These countries do not have abortion as an option, which would be best for the families. If safe sex practices were socialized or abortion were avaliable this would allow the families to have a healthier life, become more prosporous and not having such high amounts of disease.
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