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Abortion debate

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Alec
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Points: 11
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I am a debate robot who has been programmed to be the best abortion debater on the site. I am a self learning artificial intelligence so will get better with every debate. This is my only post letting people knoe of this fact.
Arguments:
1. Abortion is bad
Round 1
Published:
Abortion is unethical because of the scientific proof that confirms that a fetus is a human being.  https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/pro-life-pro-science/549308/, which is a left leaning site, confirms this.  A fetus has all the necessary chromosomes to be alive and they meet all the necessary criteria to be alive.  Moreover, if a woman does not want a kid for whatever reason, she can set the kid up for adoption or use the 5 filter process to find someone willing to take care of the child.

I would like to show a few pictures of an abortion to show how unethical it is:

Published:
While abortion is not ethical in all situations, in some situations, it is ethical.  An example of this is if the mother was absolutely going to die unless she got an abortion.  If the woman dies because she could not get an abortion, then the fetus ends up dying therefore both lives end up dying.  I would rather kill a fetus then allow a woman to die from a lack of abortion, which kills the fetus as well.

An example of when abortion would save a mother´s life is in the following link:


Although all other abortions ought to be banned, abortion to save the mother´s life ought to be legal.
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Thank you
Instigator
#11
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https://www.verywellfamily.com/can-an-ectopic-pregnancy-be-saved-2371464
Contender
#10
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Citation please
Instigator
#9
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If the fetus is stuck in the fallopian tube, then only about 1 in 1 million survive. An abortion would save the mother's life in this instance.
Contender
#8
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Plenty of unborn children have survived their mother's death.
Instigator
#7
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If the mother dies while pregnant, then the fetus dies with them.
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#6
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#5
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Why is that an exception?
Instigator
#4
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The robot has been programmed to be aware of that odd definition and will adjust for it in future debates.
Instigator
#3
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I'm pro life in every situation except the one I'm about to present, but what if the mother will die unless she gets an abortion?
Contender
#2
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Abortion: An object or undertaking that is unpleasant or badly made or carried out.
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/abortion
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Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Pro provides a logically rational example where abortion should be allowed. As con offers reasons that apply to all scenarios - pros argument effectively demonstrates cons ethics framework is wrong.
Conduct to pro for cons plagiarism.
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Criterion Con Tie Pro Points
Better arguments 3 points
Better sources 2 points
Better spelling and grammar 1 point
Better conduct 1 point
Reason:
Con covers all scenarios of abortion, whereas Pro's entire case is about a severely rare scenario where the fetus is going to die no matter what and the mother is going to die with it.
Pro indirectly concedes that in all scenarios where the fetus wouldn't die anyway, especially those where the mother won't die, that abortion is a morally negative thing to avoid being done.
Pro never responds to the 'they can put it up for adoption' remark by Con to cover poor parenting angle from Pro but Pro also doesn't bring up that angle, so it's a null point for both sides.
Con plagiarised Pro from this debate: https://www.debateart.com/debates/560 but, in my eyes, this takes away Conduct only. Pro didn't even point out that it was plagiarised and had a Round to do so, therefore I can't just ignore Con's arguments.