The Instigator
iloveroman12
Con (against)
Losing
0 Points
The Contender
ResponsiblyIrresponsible
Pro (for)
Winning
10 Points

Should Abortion be illegal?

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 3 votes the winner is...
ResponsiblyIrresponsible
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/8/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 431 times Debate No: 71336
Debate Rounds (1)
Comments (1)
Votes (3)

 

iloveroman12

Con

why do people get abortion? do they think its right for you to do that it's really not okay? It's considered a sin to do such a thing. Whats the point of having sex, if you're not ready to be a parent.
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Pro

I accept this debate.


Resolved: Abortion should be illegal


As PRO, I must defend the proposition that abortion should be illegal, while CON needs to argue that abortion ought to be legal. It's a normative resolution, and thus we both bear equal burdens of proof.


CON states, "why do people get abortion? do they think its right for you to do that it's really not okay? It's considered a sin to do such a thing. Whats the point of having sex, if you're not ready to be a parent."

CON in fact concede the debate with thiese opening lines, arguing that abortion is a sin and that people who aren't ready to be parents ought not have sex. These are arguments in favor of making abortion illegal, so he cedes these points to my side of the debate without providing any argument for legality.

The main reason abortion should be illegal is that it deprives human beings of the right to a meaningful future--it involves man playing God and attempt to control, unilaterally, the laws of nature for the sake of mere convenience. Further, it poses significant and lasting psychological harm. There is no logical reason to maintain legal abortion, and CON provides us with no reason to think that it ought to be legal.

Therefore, vote PRO. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by cerbspanda 1 year ago
cerbspanda
I'm against it personally, but in some cases, it's for situations like rape. Women don't want to conceive children whose father is the one that raped them. Children grow up with personalities and appearances somewhat similar to their parents, so they don't want to have a look-alike of the rapist. Other times, it's because the mother isn't ready for a child; not financially or mentally ready. Even the situation their going through may not be ready. Of course, they could give the child up for adoption, but sometimes they don't want to regret it later on, or decide to keep the child anyway, so they think having an abortion is their only option. A lot of times that ends up being what they regret.
3 votes have been placed for this debate. Showing 1 through 3 records.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 1 year ago
Zarroette
iloveroman12ResponsiblyIrresponsibleTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:03 
Reasons for voting decision: Pro showed that Con's arguments are self-defeating, when in the presence of the resolution.
Vote Placed by TBR 1 year ago
TBR
iloveroman12ResponsiblyIrresponsibleTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:-Vote Checkmark-1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:04 
Reasons for voting decision: Before/After = Tied - Problem is, I would be con/con, but con was pro and pro was pro | S&G = Pro (the real pro) | Argument = Pro (the pro on the right) | Sources = NONE
Vote Placed by Varrack 1 year ago
Varrack
iloveroman12ResponsiblyIrresponsibleTied
Agreed with before the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Agreed with after the debate:--Vote Checkmark0 points
Who had better conduct:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Had better spelling and grammar:--Vote Checkmark1 point
Made more convincing arguments:-Vote Checkmark-3 points
Used the most reliable sources:--Vote Checkmark2 points
Total points awarded:03 
Reasons for voting decision: Pro made the only arguments, while Con argued for the wrong side, so Pro takes the debate.