The Instigator
ally93
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The Contender
Maya9
Pro (for)
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48 Points

do u think abortions should be legal?

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Started: 6/27/2008 Category: Health
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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ally93

Con

i think that it should be a law because u are taking away an unborns life thats not fair. if u get pregnant then have it and give it up instead of throwing away a life. to me thats not right for an unborn baby to not be born (con)
Maya9

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Your opening argument isn't really an argument at all, is it?

You seem to be saying that it is not "fair" or "right" to abort a fetus. These are subjective terms. You can't simply assume that others will judge by YOUR moral standards, or even that your moral standards are correct. You have to back up your morals, provide us with some reason to judge them to be of value. What is "fair" and "right"? More importantly, why?

The simple fact is that life simply isn't fair. According to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (http://content.nejm.org...), 25% of pregnancies result in miscarriage within the first six weeks. According to another study in Denmark (http://www.bmj.com...), 75% of pregnancies of women over the age of 45 result in miscarriages. Apparently, nature (or God, if you wish) doesn't care much about what you think is fair.

You seem to be working under additional unproven premises: that life (or at least human life) holds some sort of sanctity, and that the life of the fetus is somehow more important than the liberties of the mother. So prove why this should be considered true.
Debate Round No. 1
ally93

Con

yes that is true. i think what your trying to tell me is that a mother has the right to get an abortion. but what i'm saying is that it should not be premitted in the US. why because the baby has the right to live a life instead of the mother just throwing that life away. so i think that a mother should have the child but if she doesn't want it then she could give it up for adoption. (con)
Maya9

Pro

You don't seem to get it. You don't get to say or assume what is right or wrong. You have to back up your opinions. Your morals don't constitute a logical argument.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by austinrsell 9 years ago
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Morally, I agree with the ally93, but as an actual debater i have to say the Maya9 has a point. Ally93 simply has too many unwarranted claims.
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