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Axonly
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4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?
Meh!
vortex86
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4/22/2016 9:36:21 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

Define anti-abortionist. This is between a medical professional and the mother, not for me to decide. I don't deal in hypotheticals anyways, as you could what-if anything to death (Trump should take heed). Your hypothetical also deals in lots of "likely" which is a relative term. I can't speak in terms of percentages and likelihood of survival as I'm not a medical professional and there are many factors that come into play that are unknowns at this point. Existing medical conditions, success rate of prior pregnancies, environmental/socio-economic conditions, other parties involved, other random scenarios that could be thrown out ad nauseam.

As I've always maintained despite my personal distaste of abortion, this is a non-issue politically and has more of a philosophical nature to it especially in the realm of what-ifs that you are trying to pose.
EvanescentEfflorescence
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4/22/2016 9:52:29 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

A general line of anti-abortionist argument is that this scenario never takes place. An anti-abortionist would say that the decision to perform an abortion was made too early, and that whilst it would be tough, choosing to try to save both lives would be the better option.
Free vote -- short read. I've spent well over 15 hours researching abortion in the past week, so there might be something there for you. I recommend reading Con's counter-arguments first to come to a quick decisions, but the choice is all yours:

http://www.debate.org...

The opponent didn't respond:

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lotsoffun
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4/22/2016 10:42:12 PM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

Depends on who you ask. I think it's a no brainer. Abort.
Dilara
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4/23/2016 12:05:37 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

I'm pro-LIFE so of course I believe that abortions should be allowed when the pregnancy is dangerous for the moms health or life.
harrytruman
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4/23/2016 1:03:52 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

Yes.
Alexforpresident
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4/23/2016 1:19:27 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

If there is a pretty certain chance the mother will die, an abortion may be permitted. Of course this is up to the mother if she wants to try to save both, or save the fetus and let herself die she may, and that's a heroic act.
UtherPenguin
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4/23/2016 2:12:02 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/23/2016 12:05:37 AM, Dilara wrote:
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

I'm pro-LIFE so of course I believe that abortions should be allowed when the pregnancy is dangerous for the moms health or life.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
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EvanescentEfflorescence
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4/23/2016 3:08:55 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

That's a really tough question for them. I posed the same question in my debate and my opponent, I think, didn't handle it too well. You're welcome to have a look, if you like: http://www.debate.org...
Free vote -- short read. I've spent well over 15 hours researching abortion in the past week, so there might be something there for you. I recommend reading Con's counter-arguments first to come to a quick decisions, but the choice is all yours:

http://www.debate.org...

The opponent didn't respond:

http://www.debate.org...

No response:

http://www.debate.org...
Axonly
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4/23/2016 5:53:25 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/23/2016 1:03:52 AM, harrytruman wrote:
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

Yes.

And why do you think this?
Meh!
Dilara
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4/24/2016 3:26:38 AM
Posted: 7 months ago
At 4/23/2016 2:12:02 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
At 4/23/2016 12:05:37 AM, Dilara wrote:
At 4/22/2016 8:34:50 AM, Axonly wrote:
Hypothetical situation: A pregnant woman is likely to die if her fetus isn't aborted, the fetus itself is likely to die regardless. Is getting it aborted the right choice?

I'm pro-LIFE so of course I believe that abortions should be allowed when the pregnancy is dangerous for the moms health or life.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
It would be ridiculous for me not to believe that!