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The rights of infants in the womb should sometimes trump the rights of the mother?

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Started: 6/29/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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leiriks68

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The Mother has the final say in this, since it is her body.
Some women might have a better understaning on the man�s role if he is around and the child that�s on it�s way OR NOT.
CiRrO

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"The Mother has the final say in this, since it is her body.
Some women might have a better understaning on the man�s role if he is around and the child that�s on it�s way OR NOT."

My Response: My opponent apparently hasn't learned biology (No offense). However, all the parts attached to the mother were created by the baby. E.g. Placenta and umbilical cord. Now, my opponent will make the argument that the baby is in the mothers body. Ok, but that argument is flawed. Thats like saying that a captive in a terrorists house can be killed justifiably because its the terrorists house, i.e. his own private property. Now, my opponent would make the argument that well its a body not a house. Understandable. However, do you have the right to hurt your parent because they spank you? Obviously, the argument of personal body is inherently flawed, you can drop it. Also, even if you buy the body argument that doesn't essentially affirm the resolution because its asking for rights, which I will explain in my case.
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Lets move to my case

Value: Protection of rights (Specified in resolution)
Value Criterion: Right to life

The thesis of this case is that the right to life supersedes all rights because all rights spring from it. Violating the right to life is the greatest of all right violations for this reason. Therefore, violating the right to life needs to be seen foremost in the battle for trumping different rights.

Contention I: Right to life is the paramount right, and must trump other rights.

When looking at competing rights, i.e. between a mother and her unborn child, the right o life must supersede. Why? Because all rights are violated when you violate the right to life. Once your dead, you dont have the right to pursue happiness, or the right to private property, etc. Therefore, between the mothers right to "Privacy" (Right established in Roe Vs. Wade)or the baby's right to life, right to life trumps.

A) Right to life begins when the baby is indeed a living being. According to the UN Health Department, and 12 scientists who testified before the Senate in 2007, life begins at implantation. Implantation is the sticking of the fertilized egg to the uterine lining. I.e. 10-12 days after conception.

*I reserve the right to add any additional arguments in the 2nd round.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen.
Debate Round No. 1
leiriks68

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leiriks68 forfeited this round.
CiRrO

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Well, I guess extend my arguments. I want my opponent to have a fair chance (if he comes back), so I will not make any new arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
leiriks68

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leiriks68 forfeited this round.
CiRrO

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Ok, its been forfeited again. Extend arguments....again. Hmmmm, character lengths annoy me >.> Good, its coming to the end of the length.
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