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justin.graves
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abortion after 8 weeks

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Started: 2/16/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Kelsey.lb

Con

The idea of abortion all together in my opinion is wrong. Although I know in some extreme cases like finding out late or pregnancy through rape could conflict my argument, which is why I decided on an 8 week limit rather than being totally against abortion. Also the 24 weeks which they allow currently is far to long. I believe that if it can't be stopped it should at least be shortened. As someone who is expecting at the moment 24 weeks is far to long a time to decide, plus by this stage you already feel movements and have a bump (proving the baby is already individual and most certainly alive). By 8 weeks the fetus already starts to look like a human and has unique finger prints. After finding out at 4 weeks, which most cases do, then a further 4 weeks is enough time to make a decision as to if your willing to commit to the baby or not.
justin.graves

Pro

Started this off, I would like to say that I am Pro-Life. I am simply trying to point out the illogical belief that you can be rationally partially pro-life or partially pro-prebirth infanticide. So, for this debate I will pretend I am pro-choice.

So here's the catch with my opponent's argument, it has a faulty premise. Why should a baby not be aborted? According to my opponent it's because it has certain characteristics after week 8 that make it human... and yet, whether this baby is human changes if it was conceived as a result of rape or finding out late in the pregnancy?

I would like for my opponent to explain to me why a baby is worth less if it was a rape child or found out about later. Does this lower it to sub-human status? Or is it possible that this position that abortion after a certain point, except for certain reasons, is irreconcilable with a sanctity of life position.

If it really is a woman's choice, then why are we limiting it by a faulty premise?
Debate Round No. 1
Kelsey.lb

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justin.graves

Pro

Well... that stinks. I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
Kelsey.lb

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justin.graves

Pro

Well this was disappointing.
Debate Round No. 3
Kelsey.lb

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justin.graves

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justin.graves forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by justin.graves 3 years ago
justin.graves
Understood. No hard feelings. And whether you are religious or not I'm praying for you.
Posted by Kelsey.lb 3 years ago
Kelsey.lb
Sorry I have not responded as things come up. I have had a severe thing happen this week and not had time nor the mind set to part-take in any debates.
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