Women should have a choice when it comes to abortion.
-I'm well aware of the Christian standpoint, as it was mine for the majority of my life
-I would like to hear why someone believes abortion is wrong with a foundation in anything other than or having little to do with religion
This is my first debate on abortion I have participated in, and I hope it will be fun.
I will be arguing that the woman should not have the choice to abort a child due our unalienable right to life and the very basics of our human dignity.
Before we begin this debate I would like to thank Keyarhero for being the inspiration of my arguments.
Through the very foundation of our human dignity and unalienable rights that we as humans have established, the right to life is the most important of them all, for all other rights, including our other unalienable rights transcend from this. As Americans, we have established that the right to life is an unalienable right and is to never be taken away, unless the rights of the individual is taken away due to actions they have committed against the society. Since an unborn baby has committed no evil against said society, it still retains the right to life.
To abort a baby is to not only disregard all human dignity of this full-fledged member of humanity, but is also to go against the very foundation of human dignity and unalienable rights that not only society has established, but humans as a whole have morally established.
Abortion is Immoral
P1. The unborn entity, from fertilization , is a full-fledged member of the human community.
From the moment of conception to our death, we are all full-fledged members of humanity. At no point during life do we become human, but instead from the moment we begin to live we are human. We are not something different than what we were at conception, but instead we are the same being, at a different stage of development, much like how a child is still of the same biological material an adult is, but is not at the same stage of growth.
"Human development begins at fertilization, the process during which a male gamete or sperm unites with a female gamete or oocyte (ovum) to form a single cell called a zygote. This highly specialized, totipotent cell marked the beginning of each of us as a unique individual." 
As explained in my introduction, through human dignity and our unalienable rights, we are afforded the right to life, not only by society, but by humanity as a whole. It goes further than this though, for the unborn unlike most humans, are spiritually and physically innocent. They have done no wrong; they have simply existed. It is of absolute hypocrisy to terminate the life of the unborn for their existence, yet not punish yourselves for the evils you have committed. In most cases of abortion, the child is the result of two consenting adults. Since they consented into the action of intercourse, it is their own responsibility to care for the life that arises out of intercourse.
We possess the same humanity that we possessed in the womb. Seeing this as true, if there is a morally justifiable reason that I be killed, there must also be a morally justifiable reason for killing an unborn child, but because that child has done no evil, it’s life should not be terminated.
Every abortion takes the life of an unborn member of the human race, violating the unalienable right to life of that human and eroding the human dignity of that child.
If there must be justification for killing me, there must also be a reason to kill that child. Since that child is of absolute spiritual and physical innocence, it should therefore not be aborted.
I hope these arguments were enlightening to you, and I hope they may give you a change of heart and the ever controversial issue of abortion.
I look forward to your response.
 Francis J. Beckwith, Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice, (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, New York, 2007), p. xii.
 Beckwith argues from the "moment of conception." I have changed this to fertilization. Conception is not actually a "moment," and the process of bringing a human into existence occurs sometime during the fertilization process, even though the exact point has not yet been agreed upon (Beckwith also mentions this later in his book). So I have substituted fertilization because I feel it's slightly more accurate.
 Keith L. Moore, The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, 7th edition, Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2003. p. 16.
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