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Started: 8/21/2016 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Homicide is the deliberate taking of a person"s life by another person. If someone commits homicide, they can be put in prison for a life sentence, or under certain circumstances be executed. Abortion is the deliberate "procedure" of taking an unborn baby's life. The key word is deliberate. In both cases however, someone"s life is taken by another person on purpose. In 1973, the supreme court"s decision over Roe Vs Wade effectively legalized abortion in all fifty states, opening abortion clinics all over the nation. Norma McCorvey, also know as Jane Roe, was dragged into the Roe vs Wade case. She wanted an abortion, and it was this that led to her being behind the Supreme Court"s ruling. She says it is the number one regret in her life. She wishes she had known what she was getting into.. She hates that because of her abortion is legal. In other words, murder is legal. If the person behind the thousands of Planned Parenthood's is Pro Life, shouldn"t that mean something? Anything? Or even everything?


I assume we are just going straight int arguments and rebuttal as you have set out no structure so will open my case by rebutting yours then put forward my argument. I also assume from your opening that we are less debating the entirety of abortion more whether or not it should be considered murder.

killing someone can come under many names each with their own punishments and emotive triggering depending upon where in the world you are from. For example, I am from New Zealand where capital punishment is never given out in the modern court. So who's system of law do you wish to go under because all western law has cases of manslaughter which will come into my argument later.

Are you suggesting we try people for homicide who get abortions because if so then are we also going to trial any woman whom has a natural miscarriage for manslaughter(told you it was going to come in later) because that is unjustifiable punishing someone who unbeknownst to them couldn't have a child because their body has a certain imbalance of one thing or the other but you will put them in jail for many years because of that. Also, what about in cases of rape where a woman is raped then has an abortion are you going to give the woman who has an abortion a life sentence and the rapist is less given that most people would consider the victim here to be the woman.

Murder and an abortion are very distinct this is because abortion has the ambiguities of when a fetus is considered alive. it also can be the result of another abhorred crime rape. Your definition of Homicide - the deliberate taking of a person"s life by another person. however this differs from the legal definition of rape as we can see with a quick google search Homicide - the killing of a human being due to the act or omission of another. Included among homicides are murder and manslaughter, but not all homicides are a crime, particularly when there is a lack of criminal intent. so Abortion cannot be considered under this definition as it is not due to the act or omission of another (which in this case would be the fetus). and like the definition says not all homicides are considered crimes so even if we allowed abortion to be considered homicide that doesn't make it a crime that we should place next to that of murder like my opponent would have you believe.
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