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Batman3773
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Harold_Lloyd
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Should there be an amendment to ban abortion

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/24/2014 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Batman3773

Pro

Should there be an amendment to ban abortion in my opinion yes there should. If you wish to debate this in an intelligent manner, here is the structure
Round 1: acceptance and brief intro to why you believe what you believe

Round 2: Opening Statement(more in-depth then Rond 1)

Round 3: Rebuttal

Round 4: Same as Round 3

Round 5: Closing Statements.
Harold_Lloyd

Con

There are some things that are beyond the purview of any government.
Debate Round No. 1
Batman3773

Pro

Abortion something everyone says is totally right, and those who oppose it are wrong, but are we. Ever since Rowe v Wade birth rates have plummeted, not only that but abortion hurts women and children alike. Women who get abortions usually end up regretting it. I digress the biggest reason their should be an amendment to ban abortion is to not only help women, but to grow our population.
Harold_Lloyd

Con

Nobody gets an abortion except if there is no other choice. If there is anyone who is actually pro-abortion, I've never seen or heard of them.

Abortion is sometimes the best of a menu of bad choices, and for that reason it must be an available choice.

Population growth is a terrible argument, since we are already over-populated even today, and we have exceeded the natural carrying capacity for humans in the US.

http://www.carryingcapacity.org...

But the real deciding argument against abortion laws is that no govt is qualified to pass such laws.
Debate Round No. 2
Batman3773

Pro

I would to first say that the government does is in fact qualified to pass an amendment or law to ban abortion, because it doesn't infringe on any rights. Now my opponent will combat this by saying what about a women's right to choose, to answer that I say what if the baby is a girl, does she get a choice? Also anther question is what if rapes involved or it's a teenage girl whose pregnant, adoption is a much better option. As for his statement that no one gets an abortion unless they need one, that is utterly wrong, most people go straight to this option.
Harold_Lloyd

Con

The questions you pose are good ones, but not issues that any government is qualified to answer.

Does a human life begin at birth? At conception? Or after it has survived a hundred days?
All of those are accepted standards somewhere in the world.

According to common law and tradition in the Western world, life begins when a baby takes it's first breath.
Before that it's a fetus with no rights, civil or otherwise.

Inserting a government into a theological argument is to move the nation towards theocracy.
Debate Round No. 3
Batman3773

Pro

Batman3773 forfeited this round.
Harold_Lloyd

Con

Harold_Lloyd forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Batman3773

Pro

Batman3773 forfeited this round.
Harold_Lloyd

Con

If you take theology out of the argument, there is simply no need for any govt involvement in the process beyond quality assurance.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Batman3773 2 years ago
Batman3773
Thanks
Posted by Gabe1e 2 years ago
Gabe1e
Interesting debate. I'm going for Pro, good luck.
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