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Abortion is murder Abortion is not murder
Debate Score:9
Arguments:9
Total Votes:11
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 Abortion is murder (3)
 
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Challenge Debate: Is abortion murder or not?

themadgadfly(899)

Abortion is murder

Side Score: 6
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brontoraptor(28860)

Abortion is not murder

Side Score: 3

Abortion is murder, and this is because of the fact that the fetus counts as a life.

Side: Abortion is murder
1 point

Abortion-

the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, resulting in, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus: such as

a : spontaneous expulsion of a human fetus during the first 12 weeks of gestation — compare miscarriage

b : induced expulsion of a human fetus

c : expulsion of a fetus by a domestic animal often due to infection at any time before completion of pregnancy — compare contagious abortion.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion

A misscarriage is defined as abortion. A miscarriage isn't murder.

Supporting Evidence: Definition of the word Miscarriage (www.merriam-webster.com)
Side: Abortion is not murder
1 point

A miscarriage is defined as abortion. A miscarriage isn't murder.

That's not the full medical definition, though. The full medical definition is "the spontaneous loss of a woman's pregnancy before the 20th week that can be both physically and emotionally painful". A miscarriage is a spontaneous abortion, or the loss of the fetus. Loss isn't the same as murder.

Side: Abortion is murder

If the mother's life will end if she gives birth, the choice is between killing the child or killing the mother.

Side: Abortion is not murder
4 points

I've seem very few instances of this, but then it becomes an argument of who's rights supersedes whom's.

Side: Abortion is murder