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pensfan
Pro (for)
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The Contender
paDONix
Con (against)
Winning
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abortion should be illegal

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paDONix
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/6/2013 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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pensfan

Pro

I think that abortion should be illegal because it takes away a life. here are a list of other reasons why abortion is wrong.
1) A FETUS CAN FEEL
Even though it may not be fully formed, a fetus in the second trimester is still able to feel pain
2)As unbelievable as this may sound, your hard earned taxes go toward keeping abortion clinics running. Think about that for a moment: your taxes, which could instead be distributed to worthwhile programs such as the NRA or Fox Hunters of America, are being pumped into facilities which condone taking life.
3)ALL LIFE IS SACRED
4)ABORTION IS MURDER
in conclusion abortion is wrong because you are taking away an innocent defenseless life.
paDONix

Con

I have challenged the proposal of the opposing house for a few distinct reasons. The Honourable opposition wishes to make abortion illegal and as such make it unavailable. This would be detrimental to society in some cases where I believe abortion is a perceived alternative to childbirth. I am in fact against abortion for those who just couldn't be bothered putting a lid on it but there are still a number of cases where abortion is seen as the best option.

The first case where abortion would be viable would be in the case that a committee of doctors have grave concern for the health of the mother would be placed in danger were she to go through labour and childbirth. This could be due to a genetic heart defect, high blood pressure or Haemophilia. The vast majority of world religions teach that you should not knowingly put your life or your well being in jeopardy when you have the means to avoid such a situation from occurring. If we were to apply the sanctity of life in this case, wouldn't it be the case that the life of the mother is also precious and as such should not be risked unnecessarily.

A second situation where I think abortion would be desirable would be in the case of rape victims who are impregnated through no fault of their own. The pregnancy and the subsequent child would be a constant torture upon the emotions of those who never had a choice in the matter. The mother would no doubt be scarred for life emotionally and as such may not be able to treat her offspring in the way in which it deserves to be treated. I also believe that it would be better for the child itself that it was not brought up in such circumstances. Imagine the emotional purgatory which would result from being raised as an only child and then being told that you never got to know your father because he was a rapist who brutally attacked the person who raised you.

These are the 2 most obvious points that I can put forward against the illegalisation of abortion. There are others but I feel these are the 2 most potent in a modern society where there is better awareness of these circumstances.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by pensfan 3 years ago
pensfan
willbertbot, I don't think those things are worth wile investments, I was just using them as a point ( it would be better giving your money to them then to doctors who kill unborn babies for a living.)
Posted by GloversHonorsH 3 years ago
GloversHonorsH
I think abortion should be illegal because if you don't want have a baby,then don't be having sexual intercourse.If you feel like your not ready,then don't do it.Its your decision.If you are deciding to kill your baby that means you are killing a innocent child.A child that didn't ask for this,that's not even here yet to experience life.It should be illegal because that means are kind of like murdering their child.When their killing the child,that means they probably wouldn't even feel remorse or sorrow for what they did because that means they got that what they wanted.If you don't want the baby,have the baby and then give it off to a family that wants a baby or give it to the adoption agency instead of murdering a innocent child that didn't ask for this.
Posted by willbertbot 3 years ago
willbertbot
Is this a joke Pensfan claims that the NRA and Fox hunters of America are worthwhile investments?
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Vote Placed by retroman000 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both had very similar grammatical usage, as well as conduct. Neither used sources. Pro, however, simply gave a list of reasons with nothing to back them up, while con made a few legitimate and substantiated arguments.
Vote Placed by sunny.pujari 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Well its hard to make a decision with one argument but I really feel it should be legal but also not legal.
Vote Placed by Deathmonkey7 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Both had similar grammar and conduct. Neither used any sources. Con gave some compelling reasons why it shouldn't be entirely illegal.
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Reasons for voting decision: Overall, both displayed good conduct. Both had excellent spelling and grammar. I will say the con used emotion more, whereas the pro, regardless on how you feel about abortion for cases of rape, did talk about how the fetus can feel pain, so in doing that he backed up his argument, and used a more reliable resource.
Vote Placed by Legitdebater 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con brought up convincing arguments about abortion being available for rape victims, and cases of incest where the child's health is in jeopardy. This sounded more rational that Pro's arguments.