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Shamman1835
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SamanthaBatsikas
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To abort or not to abort?

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Started: 1/29/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Shamman1835

Con

I feel as if abortion is immorally wrong and I am against it. Everyone has the right to do what they please with their body however their are more alternatives than just killing a fetus life. It isn't the babies fault that a seed was planted and at least the parents can make the right decision and grow the child, or give it up for adoption.
SamanthaBatsikas

Pro

Women who are pregnant may not be fit mothers and do all the wrong things when it comes to raising a child. If the first intention in her mind was to abort the child then that means she does not want it. Mothers that do not want their children and end up keeping them feel they could treat their child however they want because they gave them life. The mothers who do not want to give up the baby for adoption and do not have a choice to abort it will induce labor, and throw the baby in a dumpster, or leave the baby somewhere to fend for itself which could result in killing it and this has happened in many cases. Terminating a life before it can take a breath is less cruel than taking a chance of creating a life to corrupt or endanger it by putting it in an environment that will keep it unhealthy.
Debate Round No. 1
Shamman1835

Con

We live in a country where 1.5 million American families want to adopt a child according to U.S census bureau. This means that their is no unwanted child. In addition abortion should not be used as another for, of contraception.. More people need to practice on abstinence. Many Tax paying Americans don't even realize that their dollars are going to abortion. Even though they claim abortions have a safe medical procedure it still causes many medical complications now or later. Like intense psychological stress and possibly the risk of increased miscarriages .
SamanthaBatsikas

Pro

Pro-choice supports the girl that is fifteen years old loses her virginity and becomes pregnant because she wasn"t fully aware of the consequences of her actions. The choice of her keeping the child would result in her getting kicked out of her home, she"d be finically unable to support the baby, and she would lose her education. With abortion she would not have to deal with these issues, though she would have to deal with the emotional aspect of deciding to terminate the fetus. People need this option of abortion, the consequences of many people keeping their children are endless, yes the fetus is a life but what about the person keeping the baby? What will happen to her? Not every woman is fit to be called a mother and that is why they have abortions.
Debate Round No. 2
Shamman1835

Con

Abortion can lead to health factors including miscarriages, long term effects with their reproductive system and also emotional instability. Abortion is sympathetic to the rape victim and the young child who wouldn't be prepared to grow anyone but themselves. However think about it in a different realm with people who continuously abort and don't think about contraceptives. The key question in this debate is how many lives deserve to die, one, two, five. Then we have to ask ourselves the question on how moral is sex to our societies. Once seen as love has turned to lust.
SamanthaBatsikas

Pro

I have a second hand experience with this I had a friend who was sleeping around a lot and had several abortions, after a certain point she was told she could not have babies and she was getting sick, she was sad because her future was being limited because of actions she committed that came with a consequence she was not ready for. is abortion killing somthing? Yes it is but it is not fair for the women who goes through almost a year with somthing growing in her that causes hormones to rage, that causes discomfort and instability. It goes back to the idea of the choice being their's. The woman should have the right to keep or abort her fetus because she is scared for it or for herself once the baby is out. Woman are grown up people and making choices are apart of life. Once you take away choices you take away life. Women should have their own choice
Debate Round No. 3
Shamman1835

Con

Well if you want to speak of a woman choice than yes a woman should be giving the right to destroy her body, it is her right. However a 15 year old child is not a woman and many of these implications don't take this into account. The same 15 year old wouldn't make the same decisions at for example thirty. So instead of abortion most of these women just need guidance. In addition to have so many abortions shows that these females are not learning from their mistake. You should learn from a mistake not take advantage of it. Overall the point is the same decisions they would make at one point in their life possibly won't be made at a later point so the biggest thing is promoting contraceptives
SamanthaBatsikas

Pro

About 14,000 women get abortions fallowing incest or rape and it is estimated that 43% of women worldwide will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old2. It is also estimated that there are 43 million abortions a year2. Imagine that those abortions had not occurred with the current population issue in the world, there are over 7 billion people on the planet and we have limited resources which are depleting quickly. So in a strange way abortion is beneficial to the planet. Pro-life supporters do not see the situations, reasons, and benefits from abortions. They are ignorant to the reason why many women choose to make the decision they do. It is clear abortion should remain legal; even if it seems immoral it can often be the best situation for the people that have to make that tough decision.
Debate Round No. 4
Shamman1835

Con

While less than half of the population s females will have an abortion by 45 years of age that is still not everyone. Give WOMEN the choice because their are many who are taking this alternative and are not exactly aware of the decisions or the affects that it can have. To say that abortions control the populations would be an understatement. People are killed everyday.
SamanthaBatsikas

Pro

SamanthaBatsikas forfeited this round.
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