Abortion is unethical
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Is abortion ethical? Do abortions refrain a baby from exercising its rights? Is a baby technically even "alive" when an abortion is carried out? If you disagree that abortion is morally wrong, then please join this debate!
Q1. When do you personally say that life begins?
Con answers Q1. Life begins after 13 weeks, however, *personhood* only begins after birth.
Con answers Q2. Woman's body, woman's choice.
Con answers Q3. Under threat of liberty and being an equivalent of a slave? It becomes morally ambiguous.
Con answers Q4. Of course, they could have raised the children feel they didn't do enough of a job. The fact that they didn't get enough raise enough money or support to actually support the potential child makes them feel guilty.
Con answers Q5. No. Because safe abortions allow women to avoid feeling physical pain and discomfort, potentially dying. In addition, the suffering of the child is immeasurable in deplorable circumstances, and it is difficult to justify if it's worth never being born, versus living a horrible life.
Con answers: I counter: how is violating a woman's right to her body "not a single thing wrong"?
Con responds: But rape is not brought upon her own hand. In addition, 92% of abortions are unplanned pregnancies, which refutes the idea that they brought it upon themselves. ("As only a small proportion of abortions terminate intended pregnancies" from a study -- https://www.guttmacher.org/journals/psrh/2011/05/unintended-pregnancy-and-taxpayer-spending)
Con responds: He has zero sources whatsoever. He says he's not convinced that people who don't have abortion suffer these problems. I counter with my source from debate against MisterChris: “The inability to control the timing and circumstances of birth affect the children born. Women are much more likely to report poor maternal bonding, such as feeling trapped as a mother or resenting their baby, with the child born after abortion denial than with the next child born after receiving an abortion (9% vs 3%). This may be a consequence of economic hardship and the circumstances that led the woman to want an abortion in the first place. Children born as the result of abortion denial are more likely to live below the federal poverty level (63% vs 55%), an average of 101% vs 132% of federal poverty level among children born subsequently to women who were able to receive an abortion.”
There are three simple solutions to that issue you presented. One, you can place a child up for adoption. It allows the child to live but prevents the woman from those issues. Secondly, the woman could just refrain from sex until she is prepared for a baby. Third, since the second is pretty much impossible for people to do, during intercourse they can just practice safe-sex. Simple solutions to this problem.
Con rebuttals: Correct. If the baby was independent, ex. can be developed in an egg, I'm sure 100% pro abortionist would choose this option and solve the debate once and for all.
Con rebuttals: You have the right to your own body being violated. The baby is almost kind of a parasitic relationship, depriving you of nutrients. What else is there to say?
Con rebuttals: In that case, why do we despise Incest so much? Just support it then. Let suffering children be born, filled with diseases and disabilities. Your argument falls apart at a certain point.
Con rebuttals: rehabilitation [sic]? For what? You think that's going to stop them, if abortion is truly immoral? How do you convince them?
Con rebuttals: Really? Even with fertilization inside a mother's womb? you [sic] say merely because scientists have say within this problem, then they are no longer human? They can also form fetuses as well, destroying your entire argument and supposition? In that case, to resolve the problem with Q3, would you say, if I genetically modified the human to no longer be blind, lack an arm, etc. I can now successfully abort it, thanks to your artificial involvement? This is clearly contradictory...