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Started: 12/22/2010 Category: Health
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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As con, I will use this first round to explain what I mean by this argument.

Abortion is an act of murder, wherein a human being is removed from the uterus of the mother, resulting in the death of this baby.

Abortion is a violation of human rights. It violates the unborn baby's basic right to live, and should be illegal, except in unusual circumstances.

This would include, but not be limited to, rape, mother's life in danger, SERIOUS disabilities, confirmed uncurable diseases present in the fetus.

My opponent can argue for abortion in any case, or upto a certain period (2nd term, 3rd term) of time. It's up to him/her.


Thank you for this debate and lets begin:
o My opponents arguments.
"Abortion is an act of murder"
- This is a statement concerning morality.
"Abortion is a violation of human rights"
- This is a statement concerning law.

o Burden of Proof
- Is upon my opponent since he is the instigator.

o Morality
Dispelling Fetus
- The womans body naturally dispels fetus. This is why babies are never born without major organs, since the woman miscarries long before the fetus is carried to term. Abortion is thus something that is routinely practiced by natural biological processes in nature.
What is a fetus
-In her book, On The Moral and Legal Status of Abortion, Mary Anne Warren - an American writer and philosophy professor that taught at San Francisco State University - details five psychological criteria for personhood. According to Warren, these qualities include consciousness and in particular sentience; the capacity to reason; self-motivated activity; the capacity to communicate messages; and lastly, the presence of self-concepts.Since a fetus does not possess any of the above qualities, it can rightfully not be considered a person.

o Law
-Can law prevent abortion
Abortion is practiced even if its illegal.According to Planned Parenthood, "In 1972 there were 1,000,000 illegal abortions and 5,000 to 10,000 women died from them." When Roe v. Wade passed in 1973 (a year after the above-mentioned statistic), deaths from abortion drastically dropped. This is supported by the National Center for Health Statistics' own statistics.`
The government has no right to enforce an opinion on its people if most or even many people disagree. Even if it was a fact that abortion is murder, the government is not allowed to pass a law which contradicts the consensus or even in some cases the near majority.

Again Thank You, this seems like an interesting debate.
Debate Round No. 1


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Alas !

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