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Abortion should be legal Abortion should be outlawed
Debate Score:58
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Should Abortion be legal

Should abortion of fetuses be legal for circumstances outside of medical emergencies which endanger the mother. More specifically, should abortion be legal when the mother is not threatened by the fetus. The Affirmative Position will argue that it should be legal and the Negative Position will argue why it should not be legal. 

Abortion should be legal

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Abortion should be outlawed

Side Score: 29
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While I am personally against it I believe it should be legal. Having abortion illegal does not prevent it but possibly makes it more prevalent. Take a look at the abortion rates of countries where it is illegal and legal (For a fair comparison, I have compared countries with similar geographical locations and economic situations):

Number of abortions per year:

Chile (Illegal): 45 per 1,000 women

Mexico (Illegal): 33 per 1,000 women

Guatemala (Illegal): 24 per 1,000 women

Indonesia (Illegal): 26 per 1,000 women

Iran (Illegal): 27 per 1,000 women

Tanzania (Illegal): 36 per 1,000 women

Nigeria (Illegal): 33 per 1,000 women

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Tunisia (Legal): 2.8 per 1,000 women

Turkey (Legal): 4.5 per 1,000 women

Cambodia (Legal): 4.91 per 1,000 women

Guyana (Legal): 16 per 1,000 women

Greece (Legal): 14.4 per 1,000 women

A study conducted by The Lancet also found that abortion rates are higher in countries where it is outlawed (1).

Having abortion illegal only makes it much more dangerous which leads to high injury and death rates among women. In Brazil alone, where abortion is illegal, 200,000 women are hospitalized each year from botched abortions.

Things that will effectively prevent abortion are birth control, sex education (abstinence based sex education does not work) and providing support to mothers in need. We also need to be supportive and understanding of women who have gotten pregnant at an inconvenient time and not judge them for their mistake (don't we all make mistakes?).

1. Abortion incidence between 1990 and 2014: global, regional, and subregional levels and trends, Sedgh, Gilda et al. The Lancet, Volume 388 , Issue 10041 , 258 - 267

Side: Abortion should be legal
outlaw60(15500) Disputed
1 point

WASHINGTON — Cecile Richards, who has served as president of Planned Parenthood since 2006, will soon step down from her position, two sources told BuzzFeed News on Wednesday.

No official timetable has been reported, but a statement provided to BuzzFeed said that Richards “plans to discuss 2018 and the next steps for Planned Parenthood’s future” at next week’s board meeting.

During Richards’ tenure as president, Planned Parenthood increased the number of abortions performed each year by more than 10%. In 2006, Planned Parenthood performed 289,750 abortions. In the 2016-2017 report, that number had grown to 321,384.

On average, Planned Parenthood carried out 320,000 abortions each year during Richards’ tenure.

And i want to hear about how the Left care about children

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
1 point

Planned Parenthood, and any other abortion services, should be defunded. I don't want to pay for the murder of children.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed

Abortion is legal

Asking permission or forgiveness for pregnancy termination by the public is not.

Abortions are public legal admissions of guilt. Maybe people should understand that before they argue the crime confessed and its alibi given, so then they might clearly see why they can be found to be illegal. A Professional-choice is not a United States constitutional choice, one is made over Constitutional right, and the other over money.

Is the United States Constitutional judicial separation process willing to give up legally fornicating woman? Should Female Specific Amputation be legal?

Side: Abortion should be legal
Gibby_Prime(38) Disputed
1 point

You're saying that abortion is legal and stuff, which it already is, but the question is asking whether it should or shouldn't be legal in terms of the mother not being in danger of death from the pregnancy.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
John_C_1812(279) Clarified
1 point

Yes, I am saying an admission to a crime is legal even if the woman believes she is in danger, or is really in danger. There are several Unite states created by the use of the word abortion. Outside the biggest which is an admission of guilt, there is the transferable self-incrimination, and outside the transferable self-incrimination there is a miss-use of the word abortion.

Abortion is an official stop/pause used only on things to have been officially started to address issues concerning life threating malfunctions. The process which is aborted is either restarted, or terminated for safety. Abortion on the other hand takes place with a really woman when she does not become pregnant while she goes through menstruation up until menopause.

The medical profession and genetic sciences see the human embryo as alive and its life is simply extended in a couple ways, cryogenic freezing, and pregnancy are different ways of preserving a living thing that has already been documented. So it is the stopping of the conception process which is when an abortion takes place according to the principle of the word. The other circumstance is termination or female specific amputation.

The reason why legislation of law around the word abortion is illegal. Self-incrimination is never addressed to a standard of United States Constitution the crime is never verbally removed from the admission of guilt. The demonstration set to protect the United States Constitution is female specific amputation. This admission has no self-incrimination of guilt. this places all voters in danger of committing perjury or become accomplish after the fact. both of which would remove them as legal voters.

Side: Abortion should be legal
1 point

Yes it should , it recently became legal in my country thankfully .

My position is that a woman should have the right to make this choice , the reasons for having an abortion is not taken lightly by most and to demonise women making this choice is a form

of tyranny

A fetus is where it is by permission this can be withdrawn at anytime by the woman , why should any supposed fetal rights supercede those of the woman ?

Side: Abortion should be legal
Gibby_Prime(38) Disputed
1 point

My position is that a woman should have the right to make this choice , the reasons for having an abortion is not taken lightly by most and to demonise women making this choice is a form

of tyranny

How is it a form of tyranny?

A fetus is where it is by permission

No one asked permission for a fetus to be where it is.

this can be withdrawn at anytime by the woman ,

Even if the mother's life isn't threatened?

why should any supposed fetal rights supercede those of the woman ?

You're pretty much asking why having the right to life is more important than having the option to kill the fetus, why's that? You think that life isn't valuable?

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
Dermot(5453) Disputed
1 point

How is it a form of tyranny?

Because you're dictating to a woman what she may and do with her body

No one asked permission for a fetus to be where it is.

You misunderstand , the fetus is granted permission by the mother this may be withdrawn at any time

Even if the mother's life isn't threatened?

Yes , certainly

You're pretty much asking why having the right to life is more important than having the option to kill the fetus

No , I'm saying the rights of the living trump any supposed rights of the unborn

You think that life isn't valuable?

Never said that

Side: Abortion should be legal
1 point

There are a few reasons I believe abortion should be legal. Firstly, individuals and even scientists cannot agree on when “life” or personhood begins. Some believe life begins preconception, some

believe life begins at conception, some when the fetus has a heartbeat, some when fetal brain activity exhibits regular wave patterns, and so forth. Therefore, I believe it is a woman’s right to choose whether she wants to carry a pregnancy to term. There are a lot of valid reasons that a woman may choose abortion, just because her birth control fails she should not be forced to have a child. Another arguement for legalizing abortion is that a large percentage of women who have abortions are single and living in poverty. The cost of having birth and the cost of raising a child is incredibly expensive so if you are arguing that abortion should be banned you should also be arguing for higher taxes and more tax money going towards welfare. And my final argument is, as some people have previously mentioned, countries where abortion has been banned have higher abortion rates than countries where it is illegal. Illegal abortions are more dangerous for the woman and could also lead to an increase in late term abortions. Furthermore, by banning abortion women will inevitably be prosecuting for having illegal abortions, and in some instances it’s hard to differentiate an abortion and a miscarriage. For example, El Salvador has infamously had a couple of cases of women who served 15 years in prison for having a miscarriage. Abortion can be substantially decreased by providing affordable long-term birth control, not banning it. Ultimately every woman should have the right to choose.

Side: Abortion should be legal
1 point

brain activity doesn't start until about 7 weeks, i believe. therefore until 7 weeks have elapsed, abortion should be legal, as brain activity is considered a fundamental requirement for being alive.

Side: Abortion should be legal
Gibby_Prime(38) Disputed
1 point

So you're saying that before that time the fetus is dead? Brain activity at this stage is no more than a precondition, it doesn't demonstrate that the foetus is actually 'conscious'.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
Anna-Marie(4) Disputed
1 point

“The precept at the heart of the neurological view of the beginning of human life is the significant development of neural pathways that are critical for characteristic human brain activity. The formation of these neural connections is often viewed to culminate in the acquisition of humanness, a stage during the third trimester of human gestation when the overwhelming majority of neural pathways in the cerebral cortex are established (Morowitz and Trefil 1992).” Just because the brain has begun to develop does not equate to a functional brain. Fetus is still incapable of feeling pain or emotion at 7 weeks.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
2 points

What about all of the taxpayers who are having to struggle to pay for the millions of Abortions.

Should someone be concerned about them too. ? ?

These oppressions and limitations are decided as a government decision and issue because women want to use the government to force working class Americans to pay the bills for all of the sexual activity and sexual pleasures and sexual adventures

Of the women of America..

Does not healthcare { CONTRACEPTION AND ABORTION } depend on the personal decisions and financial _ bank account - taxing choices of the woman.

The 'religious' people and Pro-Choice people are not forcing and demanding and making women have seX and have abortions. !

The personal choices of the woman have nothing to do with religion.

WHY - Is it the responsibility of Americans to hand their personal hard earned money out to women, to pay the fee, toll and cost of every single woman’s sexual pleasures and joys ?

in the entire earth. ?

this is a horrible idea especially if You are saving Your own money for a future family and waiting until You can personally afford it, before You have seX.

how is it Your responsibility to hand over Your hard earned money to me - to cover the cost of my seXual adventures, My sexual joys and seXy pleasures. ?

The woman chooses to squirt a man’s sperm deep up into Own vaginal cavity.

If she cannot afford it – she should face the consequences and not expect a Liberal Democrat Politician to act a pickpocket and a thief and rip funds out of others bank accounts who are waiting to have sex until they can afford the bills. And others who are having safe sex.

Saving money for the pill or a condom. Yes - PRO-CHOICE WITH - PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.

NOT , PRO-CHOICE with demands to make financial choices for - the responsible others, to pay the fees, bills, and costs for the lusts, the sexual adventures, pleasures, raptures, joys and sexual funs and sexual - journeys - for Liberal Democrats. with no limits. !

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
1 point

Oh really, come on man, this shouldn't even be a debate. Honestly, why is killing a fetus "ok"? A fetus isn't just a sack of meat inside a woman, it's a living human being. Aborting a fetus is the equivalent of killing an innocent man. Why should age difference matter? We all have a right to pursuit life. The only time when a fetus should be aborted is when it is in fact threatening the mother's life, in which the mother would die. But I would rather have both saved instead of just the mother. If we had the technology, I think it would be possible. If my hypothesis is wrong, well, it's wrong, and maybe there is no hope for both mother and child being saved. I get that there are women who are raped, and some managed to get pregnant, but that shouldn't be a reason as to why the mother should allow the child to be aborted. Keep in mind that rape is the smallest cause of abortions compared to other causes such as "I'm not ready for a baby." So basically you can get an abortion just because you don't want it. That to me is absurd. If you don't want a baby and aren't ready for one, just put it up for adoption.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
Chris454(19) Disputed
1 point

I too am personally very against abortion but I believe it should be legal. Having it illegal does not prevent abortion but only makes it more dangerous leading to the deaths of more than just the fetus. And the problem with putting it up for adoption is that most of the time it won't be adopted. It will most likely end up in institutional care or foster care.

Side: Abortion should be legal
Gibby_Prime(38) Disputed
1 point

Having it illegal does not prevent abortion but only makes it more dangerous leading to the deaths of more than just the fetus.

How does it make it more dangerous? Do you mean as in women not getting access to abortions and then needing to get an alternative for it or something else?

And the problem with putting it up for adoption is that most of the time it won't be adopted.

I understand that that's a problem, but it's much better than being dead.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
Anna-Marie(4) Disputed
1 point

Aborting a fetus is not anywhere near equivalent to killing a man. And the difference has nothing to do with age. The difference lies in being a developed human-being. While “life” starts at conception, life is a very broad term that can apply to even bacteria by scientific definition. A fetus has the potential of becoming a person, but it is not. A fetus does not have a developed brain or nervous system until late 2nd trimester, therefore is incapable of feeling pain, emotion, thoughts. To compare that to killing a man is a false equivalency. Giving birth is expensive, a huge commitment, and takes a huge toll on a woman physically and emotionally. Some women have no intention on changing their lifestyle to carry an unwanted pregnancy, even if they were prohibited from having an abortion. This is increases the risk of children being born with serious complications or death once they are full term due to drug, alcohol use, etc. It can also lead to illegal abortions which will still kill the fetus and put women at risk. as a fetus is completely reliant on the woman to develop into a person- the choice is the woman’s. I can understand why someone wouldn’t want to get an abortion, I can also understand why someone would. Hence I am pro choice.

Side: Abortion should be legal
Gibby_Prime(38) Disputed
1 point

Aborting a fetus is not anywhere near equivalent to killing a man.

Not anywhere near? Hmm, well they both are human, and they both are alive, but one's a fetus and one's an adult, and guess what, they both still die. A fetus gets mutilated and is then killed, a man is either shot/stabbed in the heart, still, he dies.

And the difference has nothing to do with age.

But a fetus is the young and undeveloped version of an adult human. Basically everyone else that is "developed" is considered to have human rights, and we are the teens/adults/elders, not fetuses.

The difference lies in being a developed human-being.

Oh so development restricts a fetus of it's right to life?

A fetus has the potential of becoming a person, but it is not.

But it's a human being, and it is technically an individual, the fetus is separate from the mother, but the umbilical cord is what gives nutrients to the fetus. It's not fused with another being or anything.

A fetus does not have a developed brain or nervous system until late 2nd trimester, therefore is incapable of feeling pain, emotion, thoughts. To compare that to killing a man is a false equivalency.

So if a man is unconscious, can I stab him?

I can also understand why someone would.

Even if the woman does not want the baby, can she still allow for its death? Even if the woman is not at all in harm of it?

Side: Abortion should be outlawed
1 point

It will overturned as to the reference of Roe v Wade !!!!!!!!!!!!

Was poorly written and i want to see the Leftist Heads Explode !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Side: Abortion should be outlawed

This is what pro abortion supporters do to deceive the public & hide the inhumanity of their policies.

1) Steer the abortion conversation to life of mother & rape pregnancies, to Zygotes & first trimester abortions, all to deflect what they really support which is No Restriction abortions of all babies, even viable babies for any reason up to birth. This is the first thing pro choice people do. The GOP has allowed extreme case exceptions since abortion was legalized yet we still hear every day about these extreme rare cases. Lie, deceive, exaggerate, etc. all to condition the electorate to think the GOP wil deny these extreme case abortions.(by the way, rape pregnancies can be prevented within a day or two with a doctor visit)

2) They talk about the medical name of an unborn Baby..... Fetus. By using the name Fetus, they somehow believe it changes the status of the life growing inside the mother. Somehow in their thinking, a Baby that has not yet traveled through the birth canal is somehow different than it is after it is has moved down that canal. WOW, TALK ABOUT DENIAL!

3) They talk about the supposed hard life these unwanted children will have if allowed to live. So in all their God like powers, they know the future of every Baby aborted? How many great people have come from poverty or foster homes, etc.? To be so arrogant to allow the deaths of innocent life because of some perceived hard life is beyond diabolical.

4) Pro choice people like to say they do not personally believe in abortion, but would afford other's the choice to end the lives of their unborn Babies. Gee, how nice of them. I always wonder how a person who personally believes that aborting his own Baby is wrong because it is ending a human life, can support allowing other babies to die. HYPOCRITE PHONEY!

5) After all the scare tactics and deceptions, their next step is to lie and say they do not support late term abortions for any reason. They refuse to accept accountability for supporting all late term abortions of even viable babies every time they vote for Democrats who support it.

6) The Democrat Party and the Left even supports killing viable Special needs babies, for any reason up to birth, for merely being different from them. That's like the Nazi mentality where we only want blond haired blue eyed people being born in Germany. In all their arrogance, they will deem who is deserving of life. Where is all their talk about diversity, inclusiveness, compassion? I guess these special Olympic children actually mean nothing to them. Their lives are disposable.

I am not here trying to judge any woman who has had an abortion. I'm trying to bring humanity back to our nation by protecting our most innocent vulnerable lives.

Side: Abortion should be outlawed

But - LESS THAN 1 -3 PERCENT OF ALL ABORTIONS -

performed, - are due to some type of risk of the mother's health.

The other 97 - 99 PERCENT - have nothing to do with a woman's health.

We- The Pro-Life People, We are always happy and willing to pay every single ; last penny to help to cover the costs of Abortions of any kind - at any time when the mother's life is at risk.

outside of that - If You impregnate Yourself - Why is it someone else's responsibility - to FUND and PAY for Your abortions. ? ? ?

The politicians should hold irresponsible people liable and fully responsible for making the payment to fully fund their PERSONAL PRO - C H O I C E - that they personally make concerning all Non-Life-Threatening abortions........

I choose for You - to not have sex.

I choose for You - to wait until You can afford to have a child.

I choose for You - to purchase Your own birth control.

I am not interested in funding Your sexual pleasures, adventures, and seXual joys, journeys, and raptures.

This is not PRO CHOICE - it is thievery, murder and taking away my own choices - to save my personal money and CHOOSE what to do with my own earnings.

If You cannot afford sex - it is not my responsibility to fund - for You to have irresponsible sex. OR for You to fund my sexual pleasures, joys, adventures, and My sexual journeys.

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Side: Abortion should be outlawed