The debate will assume the following format: - The person arguing FOR the motion will outline his/her argument. - The person arguing AGAINST the motion will outline his/her argument. - The person arguing FOR the motion will respond to the points made by the 2nd person. - The person arguing AGAINST the motion will respond to the points made by the 1st person. - This will continue for another round. - After 2 back-and-forth rounds, the person arguing FOR the motion has the choice of whether to conclude first or last and conclusions will take place thus.
Debate 1: This House Believes That Abortion Should Be Banned.
Person arguing FOR the motion (abortion should be banned): [Manic]
Person arguing AGAINST the motion (abortion should not be banned): cloud
[Manic], you're up! Good luck!
Last Edit: Jul 21, 2012 19:51:40 GMT by lewissaffin
Post by Archbishop of Banterbury on Jul 24, 2012 16:27:28 GMT
Unrelated to argument: Best I could do given my current situation. Good luck Cloud.
The arguments both for and against the banishment of abortion are many, usually based upon our deep-seeded views on what is morally good and what is morally bad. Often these arguments are based upon religious views but for the sakes of this argument and not wanting to offend, I will not be going into those arguments at this present moment in time.
So why do people have abortions? Simply; they do not wish to care for a child that they are going to bring into the world (or they’re not as the case may be). Is this really grounds for the removal of life? I suppose that depends on when one believes that life begins. Does life begin at the moment of conception, or later on down the pregnancy? In the case of the former, it can be strongly argued that even the most basic of cells are alive – this includes our gametes (sperm and egg cells), so when our gametes merge and begin to create an embryo via meiosis, are these not alive and thusly does life not begin upon conception? In this instance, I could continue on to argue that abortion would thusly become murder, an act that many should be morally opposed to, and since murder is banned/illegal, should not the murder of an unborn child also be banned? It would logically follow that this is the case.
A second argument I wish to put forward is the adoption argument. Are nine months really that unbearable? After which one may give up the child to an adoption agency and lo-and-behold you are without the child, the same result as abortion, but this time the child has a chance to actually have a life, and at the same time make others who may be incapable of having a child of their own, be it down to an inability to reproduce due to sexual orientation, medical issues or whatever reason, happy as they can in turn adopt the child that was not wanted by its legitimate parent(s). This would seem a more morally acceptable and likely cost effective (as abortions can be very expensive) option opposed to merely aborting the child.
Thirdly, it is believed that abortions may create future complications for the would-be mother. The risk of a miscarriage in a future pregnancy is increased with abortion, and the risk of ectopic pregnancy (where the egg is fertilised outside the womb i.e. usually within the fallopian tubes) which requires further surgery and usually results in more future complications is escalated by a full hundred percent (it doubles). A procedure that removes the chance of life and potentially damages the future of the other individual involved in said procedure should be placed under review as to whether or not it is an acceptable practice as is the risk to the patient too great to allow it?
I’ll end by using an analogy I read this last year in one of my classes. Say you were kidnapped by the music appreciation society and when you awoke, you were linked up to a world renowned musician, the best that ever lived. You are informed that without you, the musician will die and you are the only one that can support their life. At this moment in time you are presented with a choice (and for the sake of the analogy, these are the only two options you can make); you can leave now, never to return and let the musician die, or you can return daily for nine months to be hooked up to the musician and support their life. You must do this daily routine for the full nine months (i.e. you cannot stop part way through) but at the end of it you will suffer no ill effects and you do not have to associate yourself with the musician any longer if you so do wish. Presented with this information what choice would you make? It could be said that this may relate to the idea of abortion, and that the choice to either walk away or support the musician is the choice to abstain from the sexual encounter or to go forward and have the child, and this should be the case with abortion in the sense that it should not be a viable option to have.
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