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Bruinshockeyfan
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Leigh-Anna
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Using human embryos for stem cell research

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Bruinshockeyfan
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/23/2013 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bruinshockeyfan

Pro

To start off there are great benifits to stem cell research. Longer life span, transplants are just a few. This would be a great achievement in the medical feild or a great advancement in science overall. Please make your first argument short. Ill do the same.
Leigh-Anna

Con

So you are saying that we should kill human beings just to learn about cells. I don't think so. Killing an innocent human is wrong and of course ill play by your rules.
Debate Round No. 1
Bruinshockeyfan

Pro

First off, a fetus isn't a human being. It is a group of cells and tissue thats just part of the mother. It is also a parasite, since it obtains its nutrients from the host. Since the mother is getting an abortion to help the research it can also be considered donating. Since the fetus is tissue from the mother and its being given to help research its donating.
Stem cell research isnt learning about cells. These cells are vital to humans. Over time they die and researching in them will help find transplant methods, increase life spans, and have so many other benifits. Its going to open doors to new parts of the medical field, creating jobs and more scientific discoveries.

Thanks for excepting this debat. Make your next arguments as long or short as you want. I usually make round one short.
Leigh-Anna

Con

First of all it will become a baby and abortion is still wrong i think.
Debate Round No. 2
Bruinshockeyfan

Pro

During the time an abortion can be performed its not a baby. Just because you think its wrong doesnt mean it is wrong. Osama bin laden though blowing up the World Trade Center was right. just because he thought it was right doesnt mean that it was. If anything it was a horrible and later tragic thing to do.

Make a stronger argument next time to support your claim.
Leigh-Anna

Con

Leigh-Anna forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Bruinshockeyfan

Pro

Onto the next round. Id like to hear what my opponent has to say.
Leigh-Anna

Con

Leigh-Anna forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by Piccini 3 years ago
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BruinshockeyfanLeigh-AnnaTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited, what is a shame, this would have been a good debate. No one used sources, so it's a tie in this point.
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct to Pro because Con forfeited, and arguments to Pro for having stronger points that Con neglected to refute.