Should abortion be an option for teens under 18?
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Ok, so here's how i see it, if you're letting an under aged girl make a decision that she might later regret, why let her do it? I can understand letting one do it after they turn 18, but before that, it was their choice to have unmerital sexual interactions! So how i see it is that it's their fault and they should be held responsible because they chose the life they have!
My second point of debate is that teenagers often lack the skills to defend themselves against pregnancy pressure. Evidence to support this would be that in a survey of 474 young mothers, aged 11 to 21, in Chicago, 48% reported experiencing pregnancy pressure, such as threats, violence and verbal persuasion to have a child. Also, teenage girls in physically violent relationships are 3.5 times more likely to become pregnant and are 2.8 times more likely to fear the possible consequences of negotiating condom use than non-abused girls. They are also half as likely to use condoms consistently compared to non-abused girls, and teenage boys perpetrating dating violence are also less likely to use condoms.
This concludes my arguments for round 1.
Really? Really? How could you say that? You must not have a heart! It's actually 8 days after conception a baby's heart starts beating! How could you say that its just kilograms? That is probably the most unhearted thing i've ever heard in my entire life! And I watched the Obama Inauguration!
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Vote Placed by 2Sense 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I feel like the debate kinda veered off the road on Con's part. The debate ended up being about the humanness of an unborn fetus, when the resolution initially dealt with abortion being optional for minors. I wish both debaters had stayed on topic, rather, the whole thing ended up as contrived and emotionally motivated. Anyway, Pro made some good points in the first round, which Con never fully addressed, thus winning Pro the debate.
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