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1617
rating
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debates
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Topic

Abortion should, in most cases, be illegal.

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8

With 9 votes and 27 points ahead, the winner is ...

Patmos
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Politics
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I hold that abortion should always be illegal except for in those rare cases when an abortion is the only way to save a mother's life and the child cannot be saved.

Rules:
1. forfeit=autoloss
2. no new arguments shall be produced by either side in the final rounds.

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What really bothers me is that most who are against abortion also want to reduce benefits for those less fortunate. So if someone wishes to have an abortion due to their current financial situation, but cannot because of law, are left depending on government support. Some will opt to put the child up for adoption, and if a home is not found they end up in foster care, which could be an absolute horror for the child. They could end up being raised by a bitter parent who did not want them. It seems to me that life matters more to some than the quality of life. If you are anti abortion, it should be your duty to help support those who need it. This is often not the case. Instead, they want to eliminate or greatly reduce social benefits.

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Instigator
--> @Lunatic

Done.

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Contender

3 rounds of debate is doable for me

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Instigator
--> @Lunatic

Yeah, you're probably right. If I reduce the rounds would you be interested?

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Contender

5 rounds seems a bit exhaustive, and potentially very repetitive.