Should Abortion be Legal?
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My opponent brought up that Abortion should be legal if the babies are not persons. What is the difference between a baby in the womb and a 2 year old? There are 4 basic differences, they are the size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency.
Is a fetus a nonperson due to its size? Is a 4 foot person any less a person than a 6 foot one? No, so the size no matter what of the fetus should make the fetus or any human a nonperson.
The second thing is level of development. Is a 17 year old more developed physically and mentally than a 2 year old? Yes. But is that 2 year old any less human? No. Level of development had nothing to due with the nature of personhood.
Thirdly is the environment. How does a change of location classify a human as a nonperson? Does moving to a new state make you not a person? So how does living in a womb make a baby not a person, and quite simply it doesn't.
And finally is the degree of dependency. Are diabetics living on insulin or a man living on life support make them nonpersons? Would it be right to kill them based on their condition? No, so why would it be right to murder a baby in the womb.
The abortion issue isn't about the rights of the mother. It's about the rights of the baby. Murdering a human being is never okay. And. Based on the evidence above I have concluded that fetuses are persons and shod therefore have their own undeniable rights.
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Vote Placed by salam.morcos 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Most of the arguments were weak, except for the last argument by Con regarding size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency, and that's why I voted con. I think Pro could have easily rebutted these arguments, but provided weak arguments. No sources and conduct was ok. I vote Con.
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