The Instigator
Weiler
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
ObiWan
Con (against)
Winning
18 Points

The use of force to prevent abortion is justified.

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after 3 votes the winner is...
ObiWan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/1/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 722 times Debate No: 38371
Debate Rounds (5)
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Votes (3)

 

Weiler

Pro

For the purpose of debate, by accepting this challenge the opponent agrees to the following definition:

Abortion - The intentional termination of a pregnancy by surgical procedure in which the death of the fetus is an intended result.

First round for acceptance only.
ObiWan

Con

I accept,

Good luck and may the best debater win.
Debate Round No. 1
Weiler

Pro

By medical standards, human life begins at conception.[1]

This human life, can only be described as innocent since it has not had any opportunity to do wrong by any definition of the word.

Innocent human life must be defended by any necessary means, including force.

Sources
1. http://www.epm.org...
ObiWan

Con

Well I don't really have a whole lot to work with here but whatever.

My opponents argument is that it is justifiable to use force (as this hasn't been elaborated on I'm going to assume it's against the mother or maybe even the doctor) because killing a fetus is, in the eyes of my opponent, is essentially killing an innocent person, the prevention of which is deemed morally necessary.

The problems with this argument is that it fails to take into account the unique relationship the mother has with the fetus and the circumstances which surround abortion.

It is difficult to elaborate without knowing what my opened means by 'force' and as this is 5 round debate I will allow him the next round to clarify.

It is not justifiable, for example, the punch a woman in the face to prevent her from going to an abortion clinic and in such places where abortion is legalised it is just plain stupid to think that such an action is justifiable. By using force to prevent an abortion you are essentially preventing a person from accessing a service that it is their right as a citizen to br able to take advantage of if they so choose.
Debate Round No. 2
Weiler

Pro

Weiler forfeited this round.
ObiWan

Con

I don't really think I have anything to argue against yet... Hopefully my opponent decides to return
Debate Round No. 3
Weiler

Pro

Weiler forfeited this round.
ObiWan

Con

ObiWan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
Weiler

Pro

I truly apologize to my opponent for the forfeits. I have had many family and business obligations to deal with and took on too many debates at once. I concede this and hope my opponent will still debate me in the future.
ObiWan

Con

ObiWan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Weiler 3 years ago
Weiler
I apologize to my opponent and readers for the forfeits. I have been extremely busy with business obligations. Conduct points should go to my opponent. I will post an argument in the final round since my opponent will still have a chance to rebut.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro BARELY made an argument, and he gave up the debate, so the win goes to Con.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro never put up a fight, pro never argued in the last round when he said he would, pro put a 180 day voting period...