Instigator / Pro
3
1302
rating
218
debates
44.95%
won
Topic
#4818

In most cases, abortion should be illegal

Status
Finished

The debate is finished. The distribution of the voting points and the winner are presented below.

Winner & statistics
Winner
3
0

After 3 votes and with 3 points ahead, the winner is...

Best.Korea
Parameters
Publication date
Last updated date
Type
Standard
Number of rounds
1
Time for argument
One day
Max argument characters
3,500
Voting period
One week
Point system
Winner selection
Voting system
Open
Contender / Con
0
1500
rating
2
debates
25.0%
won
Description

Definitions
Abortion - Termination of human pregnancy by killing a fetus, termination that is desired by pregnant woman who carries that fetus in her body

Round 1
Pro
#1
Topic
In most cases, abortion should be illegal

Introduction
The right to life stands as sacred right equal to the right to freedom. In this debate, we will explain why such right must be respected, even when it comes to unborn humans.

Definitions
Abortion - Termination of human pregnancy by killing a fetus, termination that is desired by pregnant woman who carries that fetus in her body

Arguments

Fetus has a right to life
Any action that decreases human life is morally wrong. Abortion is an action that decreases human life. Human life is the greatest value.

Fetus has future personhood
Fetus will develop sentience and become full human. There is nothing that adult human has that fetus wont have. Great majority of fetuses become born humans.

Unborn child's life outweights woman's bodily autonomy
Woman's bodily autonomy of 9 months does not outweight a fetus's entire life. Fetus will grow into a full human who can experience happiness. Humanity's future depends upon survival of fetuses.

Abortion justifies murder
Arguments such as "it helps with overpopulation" can be used to justify murder as well as abortion. Abortion is no different from satanic rituals of child sacrifice. Devaluing one human life devalues all human lives.

Abortion decreases happiness
Abortion doesnt just decrease happiness by destroying life that was about to exist. Abortion also decreases woman's happiness. Women who have abortion are more suicidal.

Abortion is against God
God hates when someone destroys his creation. God wants for all of his creations to be happy. Woman who kills her unborn child will be punished by God.

Abortion creates divisions
Many people oppose to abortions. Many people support abortions. Abortion causes people to hate each other.

Abortion is dangerous
There are health risks in abortion. Abortion lowers the chance to get pregnant again. Woman can die from abortion.

Abortion ban increases birth rates
There is no doubt that abortion ban means that more children will be born. We see that in countries where abortion is banned. For example, in Egypt, there is double more birth rates than in USA.

Abortion ban encourages more responsibility
If person knows that actions have consequences, person will be more careful. She will not engage in risky behaviour. She will take different steps to be safe.

Abortion ban causes punishment for mothers who kill their unborn children
Every murder needs to be punished. Mothers who kill their unborn children are not victims. Those mothers destroyed their children.

Abortion ban prevents forced abortions
Young girls are sometimes forced to abort by their parents. Sometimes a woman is in abusive relationship and her husband forces her to abort. Sometimes a young girl is under pressure from community's judgment.

Abortion ban encourages adoption as an alternative
Women dont have to keep the child. They just must not abort. Child birth isnt bad.

Abortion ban gives equal rights to unborn children
Unborn child doesnt have a voice. Others need to defend the unborn child. Unborn child will be born child.

Abortion ban prevents selective abortions
Sometimes an unborn child is aborted due to its gender. Sometimes an unborn child is aborted due to poverty. Sometimes an unborn child is aborted due to being a product of rape.

Abortion ban saves resources
Resources can be directed to more important things. It would allow doctors to be employed in a different task. It would lower the price of health services.

Conclusion
In most cases, abortion should be illegal. Many reasons.

Con
#2
Forfeited