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The urgent issue of the modern society. Are you for or against abortion?

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Started: 5/1/2017 Category: News
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Since the legalization of abortion in 1973, over 58 million unborn children have been killed, more than the entire population of Spain. That's 155 babies per hour. About 1 every 24 seconds. God"s plan for them will be ruined forever. Can we remain indifferent to such immense human slaughter? NO. So please let's discuss this question in more details. I personally completely agree with the words of Megan Clancy, who claims: "There are women who are raped and become pregnant; the problem is that they were raped, not that they are pregnant.
There are women who are starving who become pregnant; the problem is that they are starving, not that they are pregnant.
There are women in abusive relationships who become pregnant; the problem is that they are in abusive relationships, not that they are pregnant."
So I'll be happy to listen to your points of view?


I. Introduction
II. Pros of Abortion
III. Sources

I. Introduction

Abortion is when a woman terminates a pregnancy early so that it doesn't result in the birth of a child. It is sometimes known as "termination o pregnancy." There are two types of abortions: medical abortions and surgical abortions. Medical abortions typically involve "abortion pills," which are similar to birth control in that they prevent a zygote or embryo from developing into a fetus. Surgical abortion, the procedure we think of most when we think of the topic, abortion is a quick operation where a fetus is surgically removed [1].

Abortion has been the center of controversy for a number of years and still persists as one of the focal points of attention to this day. One such reason, as my opponent argues, is religion. My opponent argues that, if a woman gets an abortion, "God's plan for [the unborn child] will be ruined forever."

Because there are many cases where people are raped and become pregnant or where a woman may be harmed, even die, from a pregnancy, and to assure that those wanting an abortion can have a safe and sanitary one, abortions should remain legal in America.

II. Pros of Abortion

Firstly, making abortions illegal will have a similar effect as prohibition did during the 1920s. Prohibition was the name used to describe an era where alcoholic beverages were illegal to consume in America during a period known as the "Roaring Twenties." It was intended to prevent people from abusing alcoholic beverages and hurting themselves or others from their high amounts of alcohol in their blood and their drunkenness. However, contrary to these goals, many people still continued to drink beverages. People resorted to drinking rubbing alcohol, or Isopropyl. However, the Isopropyl from the rubbing alcohol caused blindness and even death. Over 10,000 people died as a result of these bootlegged beverages [2]. If we make abortions illegal, America will face a similar crisis where pregnant women, unable to get a sanitary and safe abortion conducted by a licensed doctor, may resort to illegal, back-alley abortions.

Secondly, keeping abortion available to pregnant women will ensure the welfare of the pregnant women. Chorioamnionitis, inflammation of the fetal membranes due to a bacterial infection, occurs in more than 2-4% of full-term births (and even more in preterm births). It is one of the many infections one may get in pregnancy. Around 11.3% of pregnant women experience hypertension, eclampsia, or pre-eclampsia, 13.2% experience tract infections, 9.9% experience anemia, 8.2% experience gestational diabetes, and 6.3% experience hyperemesis gravidarum. Some of these infections can cause severe harm and even death to the pregnant woman. No such risks are associated with an abortion procedure conducted by a licensed doctor. Nearly 8000 women a year die from pregnancy-related or child-birth related instances in the U.S [3].

Thirdly, there are some instances where women are raped and need an abortion. Forcing the victim to carry out the baby of her rapist is unjust. Around 1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime (approximately 27 million women) [4]. With this in mind, we can assume that there were many victims of rape who were, as a result of the sexual assault, became pregnant. If we make abortion illegal, we must look away from the victims of rape, force them to carry out their baby or resort to... other methods of dealing with the unborn child...

Whether out of medical necessity, for victims of rape, or to ensure the safety of pregnant women, we must keep abortion legal. As a society that strives to become stronger, more united, and more prosperous, we should not turn a blind eye to these people and act stubborn in our preexisting beliefs about abortion.

III. Sources


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Posted by Sonofcharl 2 years ago
The urgent issue of the modern society is exponential population growth.

Need I say more.
Posted by tomlangford 2 years ago
I would be happy to take this debate if you can assure me God will have nothing to do with it. You mention 'God's plan' at first, and since that's an unfalsifiable argument there's no way to dispute it. If you agree to debate this secularily then I'd love to take this debate.
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