The Instigator
ming4sho
Con (against)
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The Contender
solo
Pro (for)
Winning
48 Points

abortion out!

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/7/2008 Category: Health
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ming4sho

Con

Women who are sexually active should take responsibility for their actions.
solo

Pro

Abortion is a matter that the Con associates with irresponsible sexual activity, which is not always the case.

My argument will be based on the fact that abortions are not always a result of irresponsibility.
Debate Round No. 1
ming4sho

Con

ming4sho forfeited this round.
solo

Pro

Sometimes a dangerously complicated pregnancy requires an abortion to save the life of the pregnant female.

Sometimes rape prompts an abortion.

Sometimes the reality of raising a child becomes "real" once pregnancy occurs and potential parental abilities are assessed to be poorer than previously imagined, which results in a responsible abortion.

There are many reasons why abortion has nothing to do with being irresponsible. Also, my opponent only makes mention of a woman's involvement. What about the responsibility of the men?

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My opponent knows not of what s/he posts.
Debate Round No. 2
ming4sho

Con

Responsibility of the men is not as strong as a woman's. Although the men who are sexually active are just as responsible as the women for a pregnancy, obviously women are the ones who would carry the consequences for the most part. If a woman was seriously concerned about becoming pregnant, she would assure her protection while being sexually active.

<> However, that female has the choice to take Plan B (a day-after pill which can help prevent unwanted pregnancy up to 72 hours after unprotected sex).

<> If a person was not emotionally strong enough to handle a pregnancy, that female should have resisted temptation and waited for a more prepared or suitable time period to become pregnant! Parental ability and responsibility should have been assessed before becoming sexually active. Pregnancy isn't something a person can just "take back" or "undo." That is probably the most IRRESPONSIBLE abortion factor.
solo

Pro

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And yet they have a vote in the matter, don't they? Men get to vote on abortion issues, so your point has just been utterly devastated.

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There is no 100% fool proof method of protection, short of abstinence. That is a fact.

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In the real world, a female that has just experienced such a trauma does not always consider pregnancy. Sometimes they just want to forget about the rape and try to move forward without giving that a thought. You are under the impression that every thinks just like you. They do not. In fact, many people have more common sense than you and cater to the lowest common denominator. How is a scared, recently raped, teenaged girl supposed to get her hands on the day-after pill???????????????????????????

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Many people do not know how they feel about any given matter until they are faced with it. You can imagine how you'd feel all you like, but when it comes down to it, you just don't know until "it" is happening to you.

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Many, many, many people like having sex just for fun. They shouldn't have to take any planned-parenting courses just to have sex. That's crazy!

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Again, you're wrong. Pregnancy is something a person can "undo" and it happens everyday by moral and profession doctors in countries that condone it, like the USA.

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Your idea of responsibility is not for everyone and I'm glad that such fascism is fought daily by elected representatives that are progressive and forward-thinking.

Thank you for the debate!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by solo 8 years ago
solo
You're such a loser, dude. I'm spewing hate and ignorance? You try to spew your Catholic garbage about your god's love, then come here and spew hate. You're a hypocrite. You have my pity. You just hate it that I have you completely figured out. Sucks to be you.
Posted by cmrnprk07 8 years ago
cmrnprk07
Solo,
Maybe your parents made a mistake thus allowing one more nutt to roam the earth spewing hatred and ignorance! It's possible! Hmmmmm, maybe the abortionist missed and there was a comapassionate nurse standing by. Either way, a great injustice occured on your birthday. Pass the party hats and 12 candles!!!
Posted by ming4sho 9 years ago
ming4sho
Thank you very much!! Good luck with your future debates!
Posted by solo 9 years ago
solo
Hey ming4sho! I'm hardly a debating master, as I have much to learn myself. There are really great debaters on this site though and I think you can learn a lot.

As for your situtation, good luck with it. If you're in high school, you're very young and raising a child is an enormous commitment. I hope you do what is right/best for you. Best wishes!
Posted by ming4sho 9 years ago
ming4sho
Hey solo thanks for the run. This was my first debate. My profile is completely absurd. Im in high school and we are taking a debate class, so I thought I try it out before I get infront of the other students. I thought it was interesting when you said "You can imagine how you'd feel all you like, but when it comes down to it, you just don't know until "it" is happening to you..." because I am actually 4 and a half months pregnant...unplanned. I was one of those people who "liked having sex." And really, abortion is up to the positioned one. But it just wasn't for me. You made excellent points. Thank you for showing me how it's done!
Posted by Derek.Gunn 9 years ago
Derek.Gunn
There's an example of something the webmaster could do to improve the site.
Parse for spaces.
If no space after 90 characters, insert one.
Posted by DucoNihilum 9 years ago
DucoNihilum
You just broke the table for the main site. Are you proud? Ugh.
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