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Missy1697
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tcutshaw2
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Why Abortion should be banned

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tcutshaw2
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/23/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Missy1697

Pro

When you go and get an abortion you are giving up a life that God gave you no matter if its an mistake. God wanted you to have that baby and you are killing it. If someone would have done that to you then you wouldn't be here at this very moment talking about how it should be done. Its good that now in some states you cant get an Abortion if you are over 12 weeks because by then the baby is starting to develop its organs and arms. Your killing a human being but you as a person don't realize that.
tcutshaw2

Con

What about the women who choose to get an abortion? Should they be forced to have a baby they don't want? Take rape for example. Women who are impregnated by rape do not have a say in becoming pregnant. They should at least have a say in what to do with their baby. It is their baby, after all. By denying abortion to a rape victim, she must live with the fact that she has a baby she never wanted. She must be constantly reminded of her burden and go through the pain of childbirth. Having a child takes commitment. It isn't right to make a woman have a child if she is not willing.
Debate Round No. 1
Missy1697

Pro

Most women that are raped are out by themselves late at night walking around or doing something crazy that they most likely shouldn't be. If they aren't wanting men to take advantage of them then why be out so late partying where it could possibly happen. The world isn't a safe place but we can control something's that happen. If they are willing to go out then they should take the responsibility of taking care of the child that was produced. Whether it is rape or not God put that child on this earth because he thought she would make a good mother no one what happened to her.
tcutshaw2

Con

What about the trauma rape victims go through? Rape victims often get PTSD from their ordeal. Being pregnant and knowing you MUST deliver a baby you had no consent in making puts a lot of stress on the rape victim. It adds to the trauma. Rape is not a good thing, even if a baby comes out of it. Another thing is that women aren't entirely helpless. They take precautions. Some are black belts and others carry pepper spray or a gun. And why should we penalize women for being the victim?

Another thing is that banning abortion will not stop it, just like how the Prohibition Act did not stop alcohol. The only thing an abortion ban will stop is safe abortions. Women who do not want a baby will still try it on themselves, without the help of a doctor. And trying abortion without a doctor is extremely risky. This could not just kill the baby, but it's dangerous to the woman as well. It could end up killing them both, or even worse, keeping the baby alive, but horribly deform it.
Debate Round No. 2
Missy1697

Pro

Missy1697 forfeited this round.
tcutshaw2

Con

As my opponent has forfeited, I have no further points to make.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by tcutshaw2 2 years ago
tcutshaw2
But it will become overpopulated extremely soon. The population growth rate has drastically increased over a matter of a few decades. Humanity will hit its carrying capacity. The consequences will be even worse if abortion is banned. Accidents DO happen, no matter how educated the population is. Condoms can break. Your link is biased, and biased sources often show biased statistics. If it "holds no truth at all," then prove it wrong.
Posted by RXR 2 years ago
RXR
http://www.operationrescue.org...

And by the way, this world isn't even close to being overpopulated. That is just a conspiracy that holds no truth at all.
Posted by Iamnotateenagethug 2 years ago
Iamnotateenagethug
RXR, we are going to need a source for that.

Also, abortion isn't ideal but it is the least wrong thing to do.

In an overpopulated world, the last thing we need is a child who is neglected by their parents, who in almost all cases did not want this child. It's a miserable life for both the child and the parent.
Posted by lc225 2 years ago
lc225
Oh and god forbid you ever have the gall to tell a rape victim that it is their fault they got raped, and that they brought it on themselves. Don't be surprised if you get punched
Posted by lc225 2 years ago
lc225
Con all the way. There are enough parent's that don't want to have an abortion that are unfit to raise a child. the psychological effects of a child being raised neglected and in an abusive home should speak for themselves. If you throw on top of that a mother that didn't want the child in the first place, your just asking for a messed up child. And if your only reason for saying that abortions should be illegal are that every child is a gift from God. Don't you think God would rather have that child back in heaven with him instead subjected to the neglect and abuse that would most likely come from his unprepared mother.

P.S. Without abortions we will find a lot more children in trash cans, and abandoned in front of hospitals
Posted by Turtlebro 2 years ago
Turtlebro
Also, women could have gotten pregnant under the influence of drugs and not in been the right sort of mind.
Posted by Turtlebro 2 years ago
Turtlebro
Missy, are you saying that nobody should ever be out late partying? Of course the worlds not a safe place, but it's never the victims fault! It's the perpetrators fault.
Posted by tcutshaw2 2 years ago
tcutshaw2
So they are irrelevant? You need to think about how everyone is affected.
Posted by RXR 2 years ago
RXR
less than one percent of abortions are done by rape. So your talking about a hand full of people there.
Posted by G-g-ghost 2 years ago
G-g-ghost
Wow this is an easy win for con.. Ask pro which god gave the rape victim such a gift then point out how there God did nothing to stop this .. Then point out most likely how there so called god killed countless ppl in there holy book...
Also point out how denying Drs from doing abortions dosnt pervent women from doing on them selfs .. Which ends up putting 2 life's in danger and only dose more harm than good... Flat out its the women's choice to do w/e she wants with her body ..
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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