Should Abortion be illegal in America?
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, at 8 weeks, all organs are functioning, at 9 weeks the baby has fingerprints, at 10 weeks the baby can feel pain, at 12 weeks the baby can smile. For you, this may be seem the 'easiest way out', or you may feel like it's your only option, but it isn't. Abortion is wrong. How would you feel if your mother decided to abort you? Because she couldn't handle the stress, time, and money that a child deserves. Of all unintended pregnancies, 4 in 10 are aborted. There over 1.21 million abortions in America alone each year. Not including the other 196 countries. Save a life, wrap it up.
Although my opponent gives (very awry and skewed) facts about fetal development, there is nothing in my opponent's argument that contends abortion legality, only moral questions that cannot contend with that of the legality of abortion. I shall leave my argument by saying that, if you were to make abortion illegal, it would not deter people from receiving them. It would make abortions dangerous in very uncontrolled environments.
Murder is the "unlawful killing of a human being" with intent. Is that not enough to argue that it should be illegal?
As for your comment about the fourteenth amendment, I think you should give it another read (Roe v Wade). The fourteenth amendment, currently, does not support the protections for the unborn and it is still up to the mother whether or not to abort the baby. I'm not sure where you're receiving your facts from, but you should source yourself so that I may see the validity and credibility of the source itself.
It's not enough to argue that it is illegal because the definition you're giving fetuses is implying something more than what's really happening without concrete evidence for that standpoint. Person-hood at conception is a religious belief, not a provable biological fact. Our courts have consistently found them to not be defined as people with rights, which makes the comment about murder null.
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Vote Placed by gannon260 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I vote pro mainly due to evidence and siting resources effectively and negating con's assumptions. I believe pro could have better elaborated and won the debate if (s)he had merely made the character limit larger.
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