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datboygrant
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mongeese
Con (against)
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48 Points

stem cell reserch should not be elegal

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/28/2009 Category: Health
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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datboygrant

Pro

stem cell reserch should be elegal for the simple fact of the matter is that it is wrong.you could say that the people who reserch stem cells are trying to play god.there are two parts of stem cells .one embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells,but today im going to focus on embryonic stem cells.these are cells taken from a female wich are unborn babies and is used to cure parts of the body wene someone becomes ill.this is apsolutly wrong because with doing this you are actually killing unborn babies therfore elimanating the chance for that baby to live, grow up and have a life. also stem cell research is extremely expensive.so the question to that is were are we going to get the money in the first place.there are two options,one we could pay a higher tax,or small corparations would pay for it.well i dont know about you but i dont think that everyone in america wants to pay higher taxes wene we are in a economic depresion.then we come to the topic that small businesses would pay but those are only a few businesses and not enough to pay for it,plus we need to worry about our economy and stop werying about killing babies for reserch.thank you
mongeese

Con

Thank you, datboygrant, for starting this debate.

First, to offer definitions:

Stem cell research: The research of stem cells, as detailed here: http://en.wikipedia.org...

Legal: "conforming to or permitted by law or established rules" http://www.merriam-webster.com...

Note: As my opponent's case seems to be against stem cell research, the best interpretation of the resolution seems to be, "Stem cell research should not be legal."

"you could say that the people who reserch stem cells are trying to play god."
Well, if God gives us the power to manipulate stem cells for science, it's probably another tool given to us to advance ourselves.

"there are two parts of stem cells .one embryonic stem cells and adult stem cells,but today im going to focus on embryonic stem cells."
Well, I'm going to focus on placental stem cells [1].

My opponent's case is largely against stem cell research as a result of abortion. I agree that abortion should be illegal; however, this still leaves placental stem cell research, which should not be illegal.

My opponent argues that government should not fund stem cell research. I agree.

He then argues that small corporations do not have enough money to fund stem cell research. However, if nobody's ever going to have enough money to fund stem cell research, then what's the point in making it illegal? That just makes the law books a little bit thicker, killing a few more trees in the process. Let's save paper and not bother illegalizing stem cell research. Let private corporations research placental stem cells if they can get the money.

In conclusion, illegalizing abortion will result in placental stem cell research, which there is absolutely no point in making illegal.

Good luck.

1. http://stemcellumbilicalcordblood.com...
Debate Round No. 1
datboygrant

Pro

datboygrant forfeited this round.
mongeese

Con

Extend all arguments. I hope that my opponent will be back in time to give a closing statement.
Debate Round No. 2
datboygrant

Pro

datboygrant forfeited this round.
mongeese

Con

Well, this was a shame, but...
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
Hey, you're back!
Posted by datboygrant 7 years ago
datboygrant
wow
Posted by tmhustler 7 years ago
tmhustler
+7 to geese
Posted by GeoLaureate8 7 years ago
GeoLaureate8
"Actually, I take back what I just said. I misunderstood the poorly spelled resolution.
Stem cell research should be legal. However, vote con anyway for the forfeits."

Mongeese was for stem cell research. Not sure why you take back what you said.
Posted by GeoLaureate8 7 years ago
GeoLaureate8
Yeah, he clearly won this. I cleaned up the vote-bombing for him too.
Posted by Freeman 7 years ago
Freeman
Actually, I take back what I just said. I misunderstood the poorly spelled resolution.

Stem cell research should be legal. However, vote con anyway for the forfeits.
Posted by Freeman 7 years ago
Freeman
Somebody help Mongeese.

He should be winning this even if there were no forfeits.
Posted by Maikuru 7 years ago
Maikuru
Obvious vote-bomb here. Votes default to Con.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
ha ha, guess you shut datboygrant up, good job.
Posted by Chrysippus 7 years ago
Chrysippus
All seven points go to Con; not only for the forfeit, but also because of spelling errors, syntax problems, and horrible format on Pro's part.
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