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Abortion

In the modern world, abortions have become a norm of life. It is considered to be one of the easiest and convenient ways of getting rid of unwanted and accidental pregnancies. Abortion is a safe medical procedure. In many causes abortions help people to live further. For example, teenagers who become mothers have prospects for the future. They are much more likely to leave of school. Moreover they do not receive right prenatal care. and have no experience in upbringing child. Consequently, teenagers - mothers have health problems and theirs "families" end up divorced.

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Side Score: 43
4 points

I'm against abortions for the most part; I don't believe abortion should be used as a form of birth control as with upwards of 80% of the cases. There are ways to prevent pregnancy which are very effective and to me if a person ignores the use of birth control they should assume responsibility for their actions.

On the other hand, there are many instances where birth control has failed, cannot be taken due to allergies, or where rape is a contributing factor to where I would support a woman’s decision if she where to not go through with the pregnancy.

As for not being able to sustain a baby financially, emotionally, or intellectually, adoption is an option, saying that you want to abort because you didn't feel like taking or wearing birth control is a poor excuse and shouldn't be encouraged or supported.

Side: Pro
Troy8(2431) Disputed
2 points

there are many instances where birth control has failed

Yes, because of awful application or use of the birth control items. If every time you had sex you knew there was a large chance you would become pregnant because birth control is not an option due to allergies, I think you should at least think of consequences before you have sex.

Side: Con
3 points

Birth control is not 100 percent effective; one of my coworkers was on birth control and conceived. Now she is a proud mother.

Conceiving while on birth control isn't always due to incorrect application or use of the birth control, sometimes a person just falls into that .01 percent where the birth control failed to do what it was meant to. In that sense, considering a person taking it who didn't intend on having a baby and the birth control failed, I would support her if she decided to have an abortion.

And who's to say those who are allergic to certain types of birth control aren't already considering the possibility of conceiving? Would thinking "of the consequences before... sex" justify a person’s decision if they conceived and wanted an abortion? If not then why even bring that up?

Side: Con
4 points

Abortion... abortion abortion abortion... How do I feel about it?

Hurm-

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Well... I've never had one. I've never had a uterus anyhow. Whelp, I believe I'm disqualified.

Side: Pro
3 points

Lol, it’s not every day you see someone play an ad hominem on themself.

Side: Pro
3 points

I'm not a typical individual, aha. There's more to it than that, but man it's worth the comedy value. I've debated abortion more than I've debated breakfast. At some point you're just hungry.

Side: Pro
3 points

Abortion is immoral because it eliminates life.

When it comes to rape, women can have choice to abort or not abort. I support either decision. However, it is immoral to abort always. I also believe it is selfish.

If you are just careless, don't abort. It is not the anybody's fault but the female's fault. Why not the man's fault too? Because the woman allowed the man to fertilize her egg. Therefore, when a woman's get pregnant, it is the woman's fault only. Except when the situation comes to rape but this is not rape.

But this topic is pointless. Selfish or not, a murderer will kill, a rapists will rape, a "abortionist" will abortion. What are you going to do? Keep an eye on the woman? You can and i believe you are doing a good deed. But i am not going to spend the rest of my life watching over a woman and stopping her from getting an abortion EVERY time. It is sad what i have said. That i won't help. But i have a life and this is not what i want to do with my life. To put this in short, if a woman wants to get an abortion, SHE WILL GET AN ABORTION.

I believe adoption is a good option. And i believe it should be an only option. My opinion is similiar to ColdFire.

This is my opinion. I am Pro And Con. Im ProCon. And im not yelling. :)

Edit. Im an idiot. It is both the man's fault and the woman's fault for the woman getting pregnant. What was i thinking?

Side: Pro
zombee(1024) Disputed
4 points

Because the woman allowed the man to fertilize her egg. Therefore, when a woman's get pregnant, it is the woman's fault only.

You know that sperm doesn't ask permission before it fertilizes an egg, right?

Why not say, "The man allowed his sperm to fertilize her egg?" and blame the man?

Why not blame them both equally for engaging in consensual sex?

Or why not blame anybody, because that doesn't help anything? Accidental pregnancies can happen to anybody, no matter how careful they are. To think a woman must carry out a pregnancy just because she dared to have sex is vindictive. Pregnancy should not be used as a form of punishment.

Side: Con
2 points

In dispute, i don't care about accidental pregnancies. Sex have risks and whenever a couple engages in sex, they should be ready for the risks.

I edited myself in my previous comment. Of course it is both the man's and woman's fault for the woman being pregnant. Excuse me for my ignorance.

:)

Side: Con
TheThinker(1712) Disputed
2 points

I thought about it some more. I think even tho both male and female are responsible for the pregnancy, the female is more responsible. Why? She allowed the sperm to fertilize her egg.

You said the man allowed his sperm to fertilze her egg. blame the man?

I would blame the man if he aggresively allowed his sperm. Meaning, it was rape.

I don't believe in accidental pregnancies. You might say, what if a condom breaks? That is why on the box it says 99 percent safe.

And i know that the sperm don't ask permission. I don't understand what you mean by that question. ???

I honestly downvoted you and i thought some more afterwards. I gave your vote back (don't really much care if you care for votes) but i wanna when is pregnancy accidental?

Sperm comes out due to orgasm. So the man can predict when the sperm comes out or not. Which mean it is not an accident. If somehow a man get out his sperm without feeling anything...i would consider that an accident. I am going to make a debate about it.

Side: Pro
3 points

There is no point of arguing over abortion in my eyes. Why? Because if a woman wants to kill her own child, then she will.

When there is a will there is way.

Murderers who have the will to kill will kill. Rapists who have the will to rape will rape. This is not all neccesarily true if we interfere, of course.

Side: Pro
1 point

[In my point of view, abortion shouldn't be banned. Abortion is a not bad thing for women, especially for teenagers. Everybody thinks that abortion is wrong, but most of those people even haven't been pregnant. It is easier to talk about it and to say that women shouldn't have an abortion, but when it happens it is very hard to make a choice.

When people talk about abortion and say that it is wrong, they judge women who had an abortion. We cannot judge people.

Abortion is not very good, of course. But it is not wrong. It is a choice. It is a choice of those women who cannot take responsibility for children because of some reasons.

For example, just imagine, you are a 16 years old girl who just found out that she is pregnant. You have no husband, your boyfriend said that it is your problem. Your family has no money to take care for your child and you even haven't finished a school yet. What would you do? Do you want to break your life and life of your child just because people told you that abortion is a sin and it is wrong? I don't think so. You would think, even for a minute you would think about abortion.

What would I do in that situation? Of course, I would think a lot. But if my situation was very very bad, I would have an abortion, I think. Of course, I would never forget about that. And when I grew up and became an adult with a work, with a husband and with money I would adopt a child. I can explain why.

Abortion is a murder. I agree with that. But everybody has a right to be wrong. Everybody makes mistakes. And we shouldn't afraid to make them. We should fix our mistakes. It is called a responsibility, if you do something wrong, fix it. We should use this rule everywhere, as well with abortion. As I said earlier, abortion is a murder. And how to fix a murder? If you killed a child, give a life for another child. It is a solution for that.

How to fix other problems? For example, if you stole $1000, give somebody $1000. If you broke a tree, plant a new tree. If you messed up a book in a library, apologize and buy them a new book. And I said, if you killed someone, give a life for someone.

So, I can say that all of us make mistakes, we are not perfect. Nobody does. But we have to think without emotions and to fix our mistakes.

Of course, if woman has capabilities to take care for the child, it it better not to have an abortion but to give a life for him.

But if woman decided not to have a child, it is not wrong.

It is not good, but not wrong.]

Side: Pro
2 points

When people talk about abortion and say that it is wrong, they judge women who had an abortion. We cannot judge people.

Why not? If you have an opinion on something, do you intend for it only to apply to you? Or to everyone? If you think smoking is morally wrong, do you think it is wrong for you or for everyone. If you think killing is morally wrong, do you think it is wrong for only you to do? Or for anyone to do?

For example, just imagine, you are a 16 years old girl who just found out that she is pregnant.

Are we talking about an immaculate virgin conception? Or a 16 year old who mated with another of her species (ie sex)?

You have no husband, your boyfriend said that it is your problem. Your family has no money to take care for your child and you even haven't finished a school yet. What would you do?

Consider birth control before I had sex. Now that it is too late, I would accept responsibility for my actions, or inaction as the case may be.

Do you want to break your life and life of your child just because people told you that abortion is a sin and it is wrong?

No, I wouldn’t want to end the life of the fetus because the fetus having been conceived are direct results of my irresponsibility in not using birth control or making the guy use it (assuming we are not talking about an immaculate conception). Religious ethics based on the idea of ‘sin’ or ‘evil’ has no effect on my decision; it’s about how I was raised.

What would I do in that situation? Of course, I would think a lot. But if my situation was very very bad, I would have an abortion, I think. Of course, I would never forget about that. And when I grew up and became an adult with a work, with a husband and with money I would adopt a child. I can explain why.

Having the baby and giving it up for an adoption is also an option if your financial support is dire. And you probably won’t ever forget about that either, in fact, you’ll probably think twice the next time you get horny and decide to have sex without birth control.

Abortion is a murder.

Murder is unlawful killing, abortion is legal therefore not unlawful, nor murder.

But everybody has a right to be wrong.

I don’t think that it’s a right. Maybe a privilege.

Everybody makes mistakes. And we shouldn't afraid to make them. We should fix our mistakes. It is called a responsibility, if you do something wrong, fix it.

What about taking the responsibility in preventing mistakes? I agree that once a mistake is made, that one should fix it, but not taking responsibility for your previous irresponsible behavior does not fix anything in my opinion.

We should use this rule everywhere, as well with abortion.

So first time offenders of homicide should be acquitted of their crime? Where do we draw the line?

As I said earlier, abortion is a murder. And how to fix a murder? If you killed a child, give a life for another child. It is a solution for that.

Well no, not technically murder. It is killing, but can you really fix killing someone or something by giving life to a completely different entity? Doing so may help you sleep at night, but does it really fix it?

How to fix other problems? For example, if you stole $1000, give somebody $1000. If you broke a tree, plant a new tree. If you messed up a book in a library, apologize and buy them a new book. And I said, if you killed someone, give a life for someone.

If a person steals, wouldn’t it be ‘fixing it’ to give the money back to the person it was originally taken from?

Of course, if woman has capabilities to take care for the child, it it better not to have an abortion but to give a life for him.

One does not necessarily need to be a capable parent to give birth. Giving a child to an adoption agency is an option if a woman isn’t able to be a good parent.

I am totally against abortion as a form of birth control when actions can be taken to prevent conception in the first place. As for situations of rape or failed preventative birth control, i am pretty much indifferent about whether or not a woman want's to be a mom or have an abortion. I don't care about abortion in as much as a person being responsible for their actions. If people took more responsibility, then abortion would be less of an issue in the world.

Side: Pro
2 points

Why not? If you have an opinion on something, do you intend for it only to apply to you? Or to everyone? If you think smoking is morally wrong, do you think it is wrong for you or for everyone. If you think killing is morally wrong, do you think it is wrong for only you to do? Or for anyone to do?

No, of course each person has his own opinion, but most of people judge other people. A lot of people who are against abortion really judge those who are for abortion. But everybody has to have own opinion. I have mine, as well as you have yours.

Are we talking about an immaculate virgin conception? Or a 16 year old who mated with another of her species (ie sex)?

Hey, there are a lot of teenagers who become pregnant. I wrote it just as an example, because I know one girl who was in that situation.

Consider birth control before I had sex. Now that it is too late, I would accept responsibility for my actions, or inaction as the case may be.

Well, you would, but there are a lot of people who wouldn’t accept responsibility. As I said, I know someone who was in that situation, and it was really hard for her to make a choice.

Having the baby and giving it up for an adoption is also an option if your financial support is dire. And you probably won’t ever forget about that either, in fact, you’ll probably think twice the next time you get horny and decide to have sex without birth control.

Yes it is a good option, but it is very hard to give the baby up for adoption, when you gave a birth to him, when this little baby had been under your heart for 9 months. Also there could be any reasons why woman cannot be pregnant for this period. It is not so easy to be pregnant ‘alone’ (if we are talking about that bad situation)

Yes, people should think before having sex, but everybody makes mistakes. And everybody solves their problems as they can. Somebody is strong enough to take a responsibility for the baby, but somebody cannot. It is their choice. :)

Murder is unlawful killing, abortion is legal therefore not unlawful, nor murder.

You confused me. )) I didn’t get you. I didn’t mean lawful, or unlawful. I meant that by abortion people kill their babies.

I don’t think that it’s a right. Maybe a privilege.

A privilege? Don’t know. I think that a privilege is something that is given to someone after doing something good.

Everybody can be wrong. Do you agree with that? We cannot live without mistakes. It teaches us how to be better, by making mistakes we can understand what is right and what is wrong, or something like that.

What about taking the responsibility in preventing mistakes? I agree that once a mistake is made, that one should fix it, but not taking responsibility for your previous irresponsible behavior does not fix anything in my opinion.

I agree with you, that we should take the responsibility in preventing mistakes. But there could be different situations, when people cannot control them. Somebody are not wise enough, somebody doesn’t think before doing something. But life is intended for us to self-perfection. It is a life. We learn from the mistakes of a lifetime. Somebody has to do his own mistakes to understand something, somebody can understand from the mistakes of others. People are different. That is why our life is very interesting. :)

So first time offenders of homicide should be acquitted of their crime? Where do we draw the line?

In our society it wouldn’t be understandable if the offenders of homicide wouldn’t be punished. Of course they should be punished. But in my opinion they should be punished only be God. But our society wouldn’t accept it, and I understand why. We are living in the world where some people should be punished like going to jail or something like that, because it is a good way for other people to live quietly. So that offenders also can fix their mistakes after a jail, for example. They are also people. They just make more serious mistakes like murder, or something.

Well no, not technically murder. It is killing, but can you really fix killing someone or something by giving life to a completely different entity? Doing so may help you sleep at night, but does it really fixit?

I think it is. In any case, it would be better then doing nothing, right? The most important thing when you understand you mistakes. Of course, a person cannot give a life for exactly that person he killed. :) it is impossible physically, but giving a life for somebody else is an answer too I think. Have you seen the film “Seven pounds” with Will Smith? This film describes what I am talking about very good. He killed 7 people, and it was his mistake. But after that he helped 7 other people. I understood that abortion is not so bad after watching it.

If a person steals, wouldn’t it be ‘fixing it’ to give the money back to the person it was originally taken from?

Yes, in my opinion, it is a best solution, but if for example the person from whom you stole is dead for example, you cannot give the money back to him. In that case, you can give them to somebody who needs it. may be for charity? )

One does not necessarily need to be a capable parent to give birth. Giving a child to an adoption agency is an option if a woman isn’t able to be a good parent.

Yes, it is a good option, of course. But there are several options: to take responsibility for child and to bring him up yourself, to give him to an adoption agency, or to have an abortion. (there can be some other options, I don’t know). But each person should choose himself and to take responsibility for his actions and decisions.

If people took more responsibility, then abortion would be less of an issue in the world.

A agree with you. But there are a lot of people who cannot take responsibility even for themselves, that is why we have a lot of options.

Of course, I wouldn’t have an abortion, because I love children and I want them, but I do not exclude it. If I would in a situation I described earlier, I would do it. But in other cases I wouldn’t.

But abortion is not wrong.

Abortion is an option. Option which is judged by someone, which is supported by someone, which is not understandable by someone, but a lot of women do it and they will do it in spite of other people’s opinions. And that is their choice.

Side: Pro
Uspwns101(444) Disputed
1 point

Right and Wrong cannot be simply measured on some sort of scale, no amount of good deeds wipes out a single sin even something as simple as telling a lie, which is not on a level with abortion

Side: Con
1 point

I believe that abortion is something we should embrace as an option but not as the only solution. I saw an awful interview with a woman who "survived abortion" during the seventh month of her mothers pregnancy. She of course is now a pro lifer and spews misinformation about Obama being a baby killer. Nowadays abortions are not typically done at that point of a pregnancy. If a baby cannot survive outside the womb, or outside of an artificial womb known as an incubator, there is nothing morally or ethically wrong about aborting that said baby. A child changes the lives of many people involved. If that child cannot be brought into a life of happiness and a healthy, stable environment- they really don't need to be brought into the world at all. We're there medically. If, according to an above poster, it is the woman's fault, then it of course is also the woman's choice. There's no point in fighting for something that isn't a living breathing thing- embryos do NOT count

Side: Pro

If someone is a strict constructionist who interprets the Constitution word for word, the sanction for abortion is given under the Fourteenth Amendment.

The Fourteenth Amendment of our U.S. Constitution defines a citizen “a citizen” at birth. If a woman is carrying a fetus in the womb, the U.S. Constitution does not designate the fetus as “a citizen.” It would take an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to declare a fetus a citizen. You have to be born in order to be recognized as a citizen. Therefore, a woman does have the right to choose. A fetus inside the womb is not designated as a citizen according to the U.S. Constitution so by default is not entitled to life, liberty, or prosperity. You have to be born in order to be endowed with those privileges. To conclude, neither the Federal government nor any of the States can deny a woman the right to choose.

If abortion is murder, abortion would have been terminated years ago due to the cruel and unusual punishment clause under the Eighth Amendment. Again, proof that a fetus is not recognized as a citizen of the United States of America.

Side: Pro

If God wanted women to have abortions, he would have invented fetuses that come with a little string attached, like tampons, so you can just pull them out ;)

Side: Con
1 point

I'm against abortion! An abortion can result in medical complications later in life. In the future, woman who did abortion may never be a mother, even if she really want it. Another reason is that this is reduce human rights. The unborn child is alive from the moment of conception and has the right to life.

Side: Con
Assel(20) Disputed
1 point

About rights...A woman also has the right to decide what happens to her body. Just imagine that a little girl was violenced by maniac and what must she do? Give a birth for this unwanted baby? I don't think so. It is wrong to bring unwanted children into the world, because in the future this child will live and doesn't know what mother's love is.

Side: Pro
yerlan307(8) Disputed
2 points

Baby is a gift from God. Kill a baby is a crime. When a woman has an abortion, she will always think about the baby she might have had. She will always think about the future that could have happened with her baby which will always remind her that she killed it. Because she has had an abortion, she will never have a good life, and her conscience will remind her of what she had done.

Side: Con
casper3912(1581) Disputed
2 points

Doesn't the fetus have the same right to its own body?

Stop with the emotional appeals.

If every human being( irregardless of if they are human "persons") has the right to life and to what happens to their body, then a fetus, by being a human being, also has those rights. For preemptive reasons: If a fetus is not a human being, then what stops us from denying babies, old people, or others with limited functionality as being human beings?

Is it not wrong for a person to decide if another's life is worth while? I would of reckoned that is for each individual to decide.

Side: Con
Troy8(2431) Disputed
2 points

A woman also has the right to decide what happens to her body.

Exactly, which is why it is her own fault she is pregnant in the first place.

Side: Con
agomez2(18) Disputed
1 point

but its also wrong to kill a child that doesn`t want to be killed...

Side: Pro
Uspwns101(444) Disputed
1 point

Just because the child is unwanted does not mean it is unloved furthermore there are far more suitable alternatives like adoption, simply put abortion is 99% of the time wrong, because whenever you say one hundred percent people freak out like WHAT IF THIS HAPPENED!!?

Side: Con
1 point

You are sickening. The odds of a mother not being able to have children later are so low. You need to get this:

WOMEN CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL THEY'D LIKE TO DO WITH THEIR OWN BODIES. I don't care what your sociopathic disgusting god says.

Side: Pro
Troy8(2431) Disputed
1 point

WOMEN CAN DO WHATEVER THE HELL THEY'D LIKE TO DO WITH THEIR OWN BODIES.

Then maybe they should make better choices with regards to birth control. It's their fault they're pregnant. And don't give me that rape argument, only 1% of abortions happen because of rape.

Side: Con
agomez2(18) Disputed
1 point

..............someday you will regret the last thing you wrote.....

Side: Con
1 point

People are so stupid. Can't you use a condom while having sex. Yes, having the baby puts the teen mother in a bad spot, but it's her fault for getting pregnant in the first place.

Side: Con
1 point

Abortion is a really common thing nowaday and not a lot of people seem to be bothered by that idea, just because of how usual it has become.

I have an "against" point of view, just because I don't think that abortion is an exit from a situation whe you are pregnant, it can not be that easy. Before a girl should think about things to prevent unwanted pregnancy. There are a lot of pills, birthcontrols and some kind of technological equipments which may help without harming young girl's organism. Secondly I don't find it morally impoverished. It's basically a murder. Just think of it! Every day there are a lot of embryos thrown into huge garbage bins. Those were supposed t be future children and just because of silly "parents" they weren't given a chance to live. I don't know, maybe time passes by and I'll understand it sometime, someday, but not right now. For now it's something that gives me a big feeling of disgust.

Side: Con
1 point

Of course, everyone has right to choose, because it is independent country.In my point of view, abortion must be banned.

Abortion is like a murder as it is the act of taking human life. I don't think that aborting is the easiest thing, what u can do, because it cause many problems with health. For example, the woman did abortion and some years later, when she gets marriage. She can not get pregnant, because of that.

As u know, there is no crime without punishment, because nobody permitted to harm or take the life of another person( but it is not stranger, it is your own child).I think, you should not be such a cold, especially to a child, which you wear under your heart.

Side: Con
1 point

I feel that if girls are going to have sex they should be prepared that they might get pregnant. girls can't just go around having abortions because why kill an innocent baby for something you did nobody makes people have sex its there own choice and even if you don't want the baby just give it up for adoption. you don't have to get a abortion. i know people have there own choices but its wrong and i will not keep quiet. abortion should never happen. take responsibility for your actions.

Side: Con
Assel(20) Disputed
1 point

Whether you agree or not, abortion will always play an active role in our society. In the US, more than 4000 cases of abortion are reported on daily basis. While for one, abortion can be a highly miserable experience, to the other, having a forced child can be a highly miserable experience. It’s impossible to go by a rule book, because it's life.

Side: Pro
1 point

The real solution to this problem is gto institute the idea that sex outside of marriage is wrong. In a marriage if you have a child abortion really is out of the question, if that's too much to ask at least practice "Safe Sex" Another term I dont really believe in although i do believe some sex is safer than others sex is never really safe outside of marriage.

Side: Con