Should abortion be legal?
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Choice to abortion should not be a basic human right. It should have restrictions. You should have a reason beyond "I don't want this baby I made during unprotected sex." because that's just irresponsible, and beyond "I don't want to raise this child." because adoption is an option.
Aborting a child caused by rape should not be restricted against that is not a part of my argument.
My argument is that there should be restrictions on this, not that it is or isn't wrong. I am in fact attempting to keep my moral belief on abortion out of this.
As for your argument about how your reproductive system is no one's business but your own, it really isn't. A man's isn't either. It has the ability to bring a life into this world so it should be to an extent the world's business. I also believe that you shouldn't be allowed to make a child unless you're capable of raising it and that the village parenting idea where everyone is involved in raising the child is the best method of parenting so there's those counter arguments shut down.
cookc forfeited this round.
Abortion is a complex issue that should not be taken lightly. It shouldn't just be made completely legal because "women have the rights to do whatever they want with their bodies" or something like that. But this is not saying that it should be something you can go to jail for just considering.
A teenage girl who gets pregnant by accident isn't going to understand what she's signing up for if she decides to get an abortion. A teenage boy telling his girlfriend to get an abortion after impregnating her by accident isn't going to know what he's signing the girl up for. The parents of the girl may have a better understanding of it but at they may not make the right choice.
And then there's the issue of "What if the father wants it?" What about that factor? If it were the other way around the father would have to pay the mom to raise the kid on her own for 18 years. Should he have a say in the decision to abort the kid? If he does and he gets to keep the kid should the mother have to pay 18 years of child support after its born?
Honestly the bottom line of my argument is that it should not be all or none. We need some regulations and restrictions in this matter, we shouldn't just ban it or legalize it.
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Vote Placed by SirMaximus 11 months ago
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