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Abortion should be Illegal

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With 1 vote and 3 points ahead, the winner is ...

Existence
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This debate is whether abortion should be illegal or not. I believe it has to be illegal.

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--> @Existence

While I doubt you'll ever agree abortion is a right; if you would ever like to discuss why it's not murder, I would be glad for the opportunity to try to enlighten you.

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Contender
--> @Ragnar

I just realized and it must have been my computer- no worries I know the difference between rapped and raped.

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--> @Existence

'Literally a different way of saying "I killed someone" is "I stopped them from living".'
This weirdly reminds me of a serial killer who thought he figured out the perfect crime by destroying the bodies in acid. He even confessed to it, believing that to be charged with murder required a corpse.

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--> @muchas456

Not penalizing this, but there was a funny S&G error:
"I would like to ask you what you think it would be like to have a reminder that you were rapped inside of you."

The word you meant was raped. Granted, I once did a whole debate on the distinction.
https://www.debate.org/debates/should-abortion-be-illegal-in-The-United-States-of-America/1/

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I find the argument on either side as superfluous. Abortion is, by established law, a legal procedure. That law, by the way, is not Roe v Wade [1973] because it did not establish law by precedent, it merely decided it was a State-controlled issue, not Federal,and authorized States to make law consistent with their decision that abortion was legal. Some states already had such state law, but some had no law on the subject, and some had to revise current law to align with the Roe decision.
However, if I participate in voting on this debate, I will vote only on the basis you your relative arguments, as if there was no current legalizing law.

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Instigator
--> @Alec

Now that I think about it, not life in jail as most people who have abortions don't see it as murder, but if a law is passed making it illegal, then abortions that are proceeded after it is made illegal would deserve life in prison with parole. That's what I think but I haven't thought too much on what the exact punishment should be.

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--> @Existence

So you'd advocate life in jail without parole for abortion? Then you'll have a lot of people in jail.

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Instigator
--> @Alec

The same punishment as murder, maybe less since people dont realize its murder.

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--> @Existence

How would you punish it?