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Abortion Should Be Banned.
Abortion is not acceptable under any circumstance because it kills life. Any life is innocent and we should keep them ongoing.
 hitomi  28 Nov 2007 15:19
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I'd like to start off by saying I appreciate any time that anyone gives to this (I know it's long, I simply care deeply about this issue) and also to clarify that I am arguing against abortions of any kind and for any reason except in the instance of danger to the mother. To be clear I am referring to abortions as the deliberate termination of a viable pregnancy and am not referring to instances where the fetus/embryo displays lethal developmental problems or is already dead. Let me also point out that I believe that many things should be legal even though they go against my core values as a religious person. I don't care what others choose to do so long as they don't infringe on the rights of others. I am not looking to impose my religious beliefs on others or reinforce patriarchal dominance over a woman's body. This is where I have an issue with abortion. The government has not only a right, but a responsibility to protect human lives under the constitution. I believe that at conception a zygote is its own human life deserving of its own individual rights that ought not be infringed by anyone even the mother who carries it.
Does a human embryo qualify as living? Yes. It is an indisputable and basic biological fact. There are 7 scientific qualifications for life: It must maintain homeostasis, be composed of cells, undergo metabolism, have capacity for growth, have the ability to adapt to the environment, be able to respond to stimuli, and have the capacity to reproduce. An embryo meets all these criteria. But many things are considered organisms that aren't guaranteed life which brings us to the next question we must consider.
Is a human embryo human? Of course. It has human DNA thus making it both human and a living organism. Given these two things it seems obvious that to destroy an embryo would be to destroy human life.
I have often heard the argument that an embryo is not an individual. That it is simply a part of the woman's body. This is false. It is not a part of the mother's body if it has completely different DNA and as a fetus potentially different sex, hair color, face shape, etc. Just because it is dependent on the mother's body does not make it a part of her body.
Perhaps one of the worst talking points I have heard on the "pro-choice" side is that whether or not to have an a abortion is a deeply personal decision and should be left between the woman and her doctor. This is evil. The government should have a definition for human life if it promises to protect it. Individuals should not be allowed to determine what is and isn't a human being. This same strain of thought was used to justify slavery in the US. People decided that other people weren't people based on personal feelings and for convenience just like with abortion today. A human being is not a subjective concept that changes based on a someone else's desire to afford a car or have more free time or to have a baby with a different gender. A human being is a living, growing being that can and ought to be scientifically defined and governmentally protected.
I believe that most who agree with the pro-choice stance do so with good intentions. I hope that whoever disagrees with my contentions can see my intentions as well.
 
 Deonatus  07 Apr 2017 03:37
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Abortion (elective abortions) should be banned because they violate a child's Constitutional right to the "equal protections" of our laws.

The (U.S.) Constitutionality of Legalized Abortions on Demand
 
   10 Feb 2016 20:55
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 An unborn child is not yet born, not yet an independent entity separate from the host, and thus does not yet qualify for protection as a citizen of the United States. This is highlighted by the fact that a new law was required in 2004 to punish offenders who terminate an unborn child against the will of the mother.
by  drm
 02 Mar 2016 20:52
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I agree.
 
 Cunt_King  25 Jun 2015 20:54
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 Hard to argue with that strong argument...lol
by  Damien
 26 Jun 2015 00:11
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Children are the most beautiful gift of GOD, and once GOD created something, we should have no right to stop that thing from be created. Abortion is straight away killing of Innocent life, murder charges and prosecution should be on those parents who knowingly go for abortion.
 
 adam-awk  25 Jun 2015 14:48
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 Actually, personal existence would be the most beautiful gift of God (unless you believe in the view of fallen angels - they would disagree).
There is absolutely no way any human force could ever stop God from creating something. That is an absolutely idiotic proposition.
If one believes in the fall of Man (Adam)...one believes all life is guilty until redeemed.
One who accuses others of murder who doesn't make sense when it comes to talking about God better be careful if they believe in the wrath of God. The Son of God definitely had a problem with people who were accusers and being on that side is on the side of killing Christ. While one may argue that people who knowingly go for abortion are murderers, there is not doubt they had little to do with the death of Christ.
And how about this....
You really think a woman could have aborted Christ to stop God saving everyone except those who have abortions?
Think you silly adam-awk.
by  justsumguy
 25 Jun 2015 15:38
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I CAN'T BELIVE THIS IS A DABATE I MEAN SERIOUSLY.
ABORTION TAKES AWAY LIFE WHICH IS MURDER BY THE MOTHER. For all you know the child you abortted could be the next president or king of england or the doctor who find a cure for cancer
 
 Ash13  07 Apr 2014 16:22
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 Or the next guy who rapes and kills a 4 year old girl.
Seriously.
by  justsumguy
 04 Jun 2015 22:21
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Abortion is pre-meditated murder, there is no way around it. There are so many loving parents who would love to adopt a baby.
 
 amen  05 Feb 2014 21:41
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 Or adopt them and use them for child pornography.
Like that has never happened and much worse.
Plus, there are already children all around the world who could be adopted. Truth is, most people who raise the adoption argument in abortion debate would never adopt a child nor do anything to help children in need in their own town.
by  justsumguy
 04 Jun 2015 22:28
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Children are the blessed gifts of God.God gave them the life not we.So who are we to take the life's of those children. Abortion should be strictly banned .
 
 vereshia  01 Feb 2014 08:56
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 Yeah. Those blessed gifts you are talking about should grow to adulthood and be any number of people you think should be either in prison, dead or if you are like many on this side....burning in Hell.
by  justsumguy
 04 Jun 2015 22:31
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Give all life a chance
 
 Jeliberry  18 Dec 2013 00:04
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 Except for gypsy moths. F*ck those things.
by  Damien
 26 Jun 2015 00:13
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Okay, there are only 4 differences between the unborn child and the grown man:
Size- is a man who is 5 foot tall any less human than one who is 6 foot tall?

Level of development- is an 8 year old child who is not fully grown any less of a human than an adult who is?

Environment- is a man who is in the environment of a country rather than city any less human than one who lives in the city?

Dependency- is a man who is dependent on mediaction or life support any less human than one who is not?
 
 jrod98  12 Aug 2013 13:22
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 You want to treat a collection of cells as if it is a human being.

Ouch! I just punched myself in the arm! At the same time, I killed more human cells, ended more human "life," than an abortion ever will.

Under your logic, I should be treated as the President of the United States. Why not? I have the potential to be. If you believe that a fetus with the potential of becoming human should be treated as human, then you'd better grab a gun and be the first new member of my secret service, because I have the potential to be the president.
by  noah364
 17 Oct 2013 22:16
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Its wrong because the baby is a living being. Think I'm wrong ? Then why is a person who murders a pregnant woman charged for DOUBLE murder. Simply because it's alive. Yes, it is the mothers body but her actions are going to also affect her child. Lastly, if the mother is raped many believe the "unwanted" child should be aborted. Should a child be killed because his/her father is a rapist ? No. Should a 3... 5... Or 9 yr old be murder because they're father raped their mother ? No, there is no difference between it an an unborn child. The only difference is the the location (one in and the other outside of the womb) and age. The last time I checked someone's age doesn't determine their importance neither if their life should be taken away. Especially if they're helpless & can't stand up for their own rights.
 
 ShimmerMay  12 Aug 2013 13:22
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 A fetus is an inanimate collection of cells. By killing one, you kill about the same amount of cells as you would should you stub your toe.

A kid shouldn't be treated like a teenage. A teenager shouldn't be treated like a young adult. And a young adult shouldn't be treated like a senior citizen. So why should we treat a fetus as if it were a baby?
by  noah364
 17 Oct 2013 22:18
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Yes, it's illegal to take life, so why kill a living creature which doesn't pose or hasn't caused any harm to you? #*#* what people say, taking life is immoral and I'd not do that even if the kid was illegitimate!!! I do what my Humane Senses says is right.
 
 Abc123Man  04 Jun 2013 13:53
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 actually a woman having a baby can have major harm caused to her. your senses should be telling you that its not your place or right to say what a woman can do with her body.
by  godsgeew
 04 Jun 2013 14:29
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Abortions should be banned because those were your decisions. You can't just take a life so yours won't become better. Your decisions our actions your consequences all a baby needs is love from its mother, someone's life shouldn't end because you decided to have sex.
 
 Claudia  22 May 2013 10:45
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Nobody deserves to be made but then not having a chance at life. The kid could have been the next Bill Gates or Michael Jordan. If you're going to get pregnant and have a child, just send them to a foster home instead of taking their life.
 
 _naiharris  16 May 2013 19:58
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 And no one deserves to be born into a family that wanted him/her to be aborted but wasn't allowed to.
by  noah364
 17 Oct 2013 22:19
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No matter how old he or she is, a human is a person and deserves life especially if it is too young to stand up for itself.
 
 AJ  25 Apr 2013 23:43
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 Then a newborn deserves to go to kindergarten, an elementary school-er deserves to be able to donate blood, a middle school-er should have the right to drive, a high school-er should have the right to vote and have sex, and an 18 year old should be allowed to drink.
by  noah364
 17 Oct 2013 22:27
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Yes. Abortion is absolutely murder.
We all agree that it is wrong and murder to kill for example a 3 month old baby (at least all of us taht are sane). Why is it wrong? Because that baby is a human. Most people have no problem with killing a 3 month old bug, but think killing a human is wrong.

There are 2 ways to go about this issue: Scientifically and philisophically

Scientifically, at the moment of conception, that cell is human. It is also Whole, Distinct, and Living--scientific fact.

Philisophically, The only differences between the unborn baby and a newborn baby are: [1] Size, [2] Level of Development, [3] Environment, and [4] Degree of Dependence.
1. Size: A newborn baby is usually bigger than an unborn baby. It is wrong to kill an newborn baby (we all agree on that). We don't kill short people or tall people just because of their size; it is wrong. Therefore, that is not a valid reason for abortion.
2. Level of Developement: A newborn baby is usually more developed than an unborn baby. Think of your life on a timeline

in Womb 5yrs 30yrs 70yrs
Say you are 30yrs old. You are the same person as when you were 10yrs. Your cells are different, but you are the same person. You will be the same person when you are 70 (assuming you live till then) your cells are different, but you are the same person. You were the same person when you were 5yrs. Your cells were different, but you are the same person. When you were in your mothers womb, you were the same person. Your cell(s) were different, but you were still you. Level of Developement does not change who the person is. They are still the same person. A person's level of developement does not change who they are so a person' level of developement does not justify abortion.
3. Environment: A baby out of the womb cannot be killed, but a baby in the womb can be, Why? I dont know. Say you were bron in California, but moved to North Carolina. Just because you moved environments doesn't change your value. It is not suddenly fine to kill you because you moved. Why is it that way for babies? Environment does not change the baby or its worth. So, Environment is not a valid reason for abortion.
4. Degree of Dependence: The unborn baby is totally dependent on his/her mother. Say you have an 11 yr. Old daughter who is becoming independent. She can cook and take care of herself; however, she is diagnosed with type 1 diabetese and needs 3+ shots of insulin a day and has to check her blood sugar 7+ times a day. She becomes very dependent on her parents again. Does that make it okay to kill her? NO! Of course not! But for some strange, unknown reason it is okay to do that with babies. Degree of dependency is not a valid excuse for abortion.

Some people may say, "What about cases of rape?!"
Rape is a special case that should be dealt with differently. Of abortions in the U.S. Rape+incest make up less than 2% of abortions. However, say you dont have an abortion, and every time you look at your daughter who is here because you were raped, you think about that moment. The worst moment of your life! Would you say that it is okay to kill that toddler, no. Than why would you kill that innocent baby?

Some people who are against animal testing are for abortion. Talk about defending the helpless. An animal can at least howl, bite and fight. An unborn baby can do nothing but squirm around. Why don't we defend them?
 
 tgibs9  18 Apr 2013 18:58
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We understand if a woman was raped being as if it was by a stranger, someone she knew, a family member.... There is a life within her, they did not ask to be here not saying she wanted to get pregnant but any of the aboved named people, she have other options outside of abortions. What if your mom was raped but instead of aborting you she kept you because u was a GIFT from god. If a woman do not want to keep a baby she can always GIVE IT UP FOR ADOPTION.... I THINK THIS GENERATION NEEDS TO GET IT TOGETHER BECAUSE THE THINGS THAT IS ALLOWD TO HAPPEN IS NOT RIGHT.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
 Brianna93  02 Apr 2013 18:31
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 so by your little paragraph rape is like a gift from god....as long as you get pregnant god is giving you a gift. i wish i could put into words how offensive what you have said is.
by  godsgeew
 02 Jun 2013 14:17
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Yes it should be! EXCEPT for rape victims? Maybe? Idk its still a life ud be killng
 
 TeenActor  22 Mar 2013 07:54
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I just think it should.
 
 isaiahx  21 Mar 2013 03:24
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Agreed. We have a modern-day holocaust and society turns their head, just like Germany in WWII.
 
 letsgo25  27 Feb 2013 17:45
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 By that same logic, masturbation is also genocide, bet you never w@nk3d, eh?
by  sam-samuel
 01 Mar 2013 10:50
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So first of all, Abortion is a form of murder and demeans the value of human life.Anyway abortions would increase if it were made illegal, leading to increased risk of young women dying or becoming sterile.It should nanned for several reasons like :1)Abortion eliminates legal rights of the unborn child.2)Abortion exposes women to various health risks and the danger of losing fertility.If it will be baned or ligalazied futurre mother would think about it carefully and would'nt face to problems with their health .3)Abortion is against doctors' Hippocratic Oath.Also we can see that nowadays a lot of domcotrs can do every thing for money, even it may run a risk of human life
 
 AizhanBB  07 Feb 2013 10:09
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Abortion should be banned, of course. Most of women do it because they think that they could not feed children because of poverty. But it's not true, if God gives you such kind of mercy, you should accept it, even it is very hard. If God gives you a baby, it means that He also will give you livelihood. It is wisdom!

But, of course, if pregnance and childbirth are dangerous for woman's life and there is no any chance to change the situation, it is better to make an abortion in order to save the life of woman.
 
 eriyenkar  31 Jan 2013 21:59
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All abortion shouldn't be banned. However in most cases I think it should. Only if the mother is in server mental or physical distress, and this is stated by a medical professional, then the child should be aborted.
 
 Mattthepap  26 Jan 2013 05:29
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Life is sacred. The moment a baby is conceived it is a living, precious human being with a future. Calling them fetuses and making scientific rationalizations about how they can't feel pain and other such clinical arguments dehumanizes them and makes it possible for people to justify abortion to themselves. The reality is that they are a small, growing, real human being. Being inside the womb does not determine their humanity. Who are you to say that one minute it is a fetus and abortion is fine, and the next moment it's born and to kill it would be murder? Killing for convenience is not an option. Renaming things doesn't change what they truly are.
 
 morganfm  26 Nov 2012 19:56
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 You can't kill things that aren't alive.
by  Anarchy101
 10 Dec 2012 13:27
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Abortion decreases infant morality and lessens the price of life, abortion is the same as murder so why dont those mothers who abort their child go to jail?!?!?!
 
 kuleg  22 Nov 2012 04:29
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 Life is already cheap, it's only in peoples head that life is this oh so wonderful thing, its cheap and meaningless, and it's not up to you how someone else lives their life.
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 07 Feb 2013 09:37
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Abortion is killing a life, an obviously alive life, separate from the mother. A fetus has nerves, and can feel pain. Also, just because a baby is young, doesn't mean it is OK to kill it. A fetus is a human in the stages of development, like a toddler or adolescent. It has no say in what happens, so we shouldn't decide for it and just kill it. It is innocent life.
 
 AJKA  13 Nov 2012 22:27
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 But you're ok with forcing a woman into something she doesn't want? Where are her rights in your 'big book of morals'?
by  sam-samuel
 07 Feb 2013 09:35
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By aborting an embryo, you can accidentally kill the potential genius. For instance : Among 1000 aborted there are 4 or 5 are talented who can change our word dramatically. Maybe they are the only one who can invent the time machine or the perpetual motion machine or some kind of other devices that we are not able even to imagine!

Also if Thomas Edison , Bill Gates,brother Wrights and other famous inventors were aborted, we wouldn't live on the same conveniences life!
 
 oybek1995  09 Nov 2012 07:57
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 There are a lot of "ifs" in life.

However, that does not and should not weigh on the right of people to make their own medical and health decisions.
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 12 Nov 2012 01:35
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Abortion is murder. Nothing more and nothing less. It's taking away a child's chances to live, to be themselves when the time come. Just because the fetus is not a "human" yet, does not mean it isn't murder.
 
 Stephanie2  02 Nov 2012 11:05
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 Rape, incest...
by  illini527
 02 Nov 2012 12:30
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Abortion IS MURDER!!! To say that a fetus isn't a human is INSANE!! Doctors have taken x-rays of pregnant mothers and WITHIN THE FIRST TRIMESTER you can already see the babies features forming and his heart begins to beat within that time. Numerous studies have been done on this. No one should ever dought it again now. For those of you who think it's ok to kill a being inside the womb think of it this way.... It is the same thing as if you birthed the baby and then you just took a knife and slit his/her throat. That's a little more graphic, but it's the same thing. You just don't want to think about it because you like having "choice" that violates another HUMAN BEING's life!!
 
 Stash10  10 Oct 2012 16:59
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 A fetus isn't human, read scientific journal and papers relating to fetuses and scientific stance of abortion. Stop being so dramatic and think. Don't use religion or the Bible, use science and reason.
by  sythan
 11 Oct 2012 03:13
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Abortion is pure murder the government should arrest abortion doctors and women who get them
 
 BiblicanB  29 Sep 2012 18:34
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It should be because the concept of abortion is basically killing a child.
 
 oathenox  27 Sep 2012 20:00
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Nobody here would support abortion If you could hear your grandmother in tears pleading for her daughter to cancel the scheduled abortion.
 
 Arcangel7  13 Sep 2012 20:22
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Yes it should be banned but even if it is it will always still be happening
 
 awesomeguy  13 Sep 2012 08:17
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I agree it is murder

http://www.youtube.com/user/lodicyd?feature=guide
 
 Lodibug  13 Aug 2012 08:53
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I think it shuld b banned cuz its wrong to kill a person. Thise babies r people not choices. How wuld u like it if ur mom aborted u?? Wat about those babies who will never c the world all becuz their mom wuz cruel enough to kill her own child. If u dont want the baby just PUT IT UP FOR ADOPTION!! Gosh, r the peopl in this society stupid?!?
 
 Anonymous7  06 Aug 2012 15:14
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 But see, they're not babies. They're fetuses. It's like seeds as opposed to flowers, one becomes the other but in different stages they're not equal in value.
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 21 Aug 2012 01:02
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Abortion is wrong. As a Christian, I believe God created humans to be different from other animals. One of the Ten Commandments is "thou shalt not kill", and Jeremiah 1:5 says "Before you were in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart." Therefore, when killing a foetus, you are killing a human being. People who are "pro-choice" will not call it a baby, they will call it a fetus to dehumanize it. According to "pro-choice" stances, a person a second before being born is a "fetus", but a person a second after being born is a human.
 
 canaan9801  02 Aug 2012 13:16
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 There's no defining second between birth and not-birth, so no, they wouldn't and don't. You claim in your paragraph that pro-choice groups call the fetus (what it actually is, it isn't a baby yet) to dehumanise it. Well, what you're doing in this paragraph, with the final sentence, and perhaps with the Bible verses too, is demonising pro-choicers. This does not facilitate productive discussion.
by  limyaael
 03 Aug 2012 05:27
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Think of it this way: You got drunk one night, maybe you forgot a condom, maybe it broke, maybe you were raped. You get pregnant. You're only 17. You're in high school. Your parents don't approve. You can't move out because you're in high school and you're not financially stable. Your options: Adopting or Abortion. Let's look at the two.
Adoption: Heart-wrenching for the mother. The baby could get tortured, raped, neglected, or anything. Also would probably take a while and you would have the stigma of a teen pregnancy
Abortion: Not heart-wrenching. No stigma. No baby to get neglected. Won't take months and months.
 
 Dylan2005  29 Mar 2017 23:23
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 I have a few problems with your hypothetical anecdote:
A) Shouldn't have been drunk in high school.
B) Regardless should have chosen to remain abstinent if no child was desired because everyone learns in school that no other birth control method is 100% effective.
C) No matter how inconvenienced the mother is by the pregnancy, that does not give her the right to kill an innocent.
D) If she was raped I would say that's tragic and the rapist should receive punishment but if somebody stole $1million from me I don't get to go kill someone else and take $1 million from them, just like being a rape victim doesn't give someone the right to murder an innocent baby/fetus. And no it is not just a bundle of cells, it meets all the scientific requirements to be an individual organism (look up qualifications for life on Wikipedia) and it has human DNA separate from the mother meaning it is a human organism and is not the same organism as the mother). However, I would compromise and allow abortion in the instance of rape if it meant pro-choice people would ban all other abortions but I doubt pro-choice people would agree so that factor is irrelevant.

For your comparison between adoption and abortion my issues are:
1) It is illogical for a mother to find it heart wrenching to give the baby up for adoption if she already doesn't care enough about it to let it live in the first place.
2) Your argument about there being a chance the baby could be raped, neglected, or tortured literally applies to every baby ever born ever. Should we kill every single human being because they might be subjected to those things? Of course not. The likelihood of those thing happening are still fairly small even if they are more than the average child (which I'm not sure they are significantly).
3) The stigma of being a pregnant teen is a negative effect but she should have accepted that possibility when she chose to have sexual relations (assuming we allow rape victims to have abortions).
4) Abortion can be very heart wrenching. I would be willing to guess in fact that far more women regret having an abortion than giving up a baby for adoption.
5) There is a stigma against abortion otherwise we wouldn't be talking about the issue in the first place.
6) Your no baby to get neglected point is outrageous as I already pointed out in my second point.

In summation, if you choose to have sex especially as a teenager or out of wedlock then any negative effect it has on your life are consequences that need to be accepted and not passed along to an innocent unborn baby in the form of murder.
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 07 Apr 2017 03:31
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It is not a baby until it is born
 
 debate12  27 Mar 2017 07:32
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The person making the decision of having an abortion made that decision considering the lifestyle & circumstances in which she's in. I strongly belive that it's better not to bring into this world an innocent child if the parent(s) know they won't be able to care for it. Use condoms & birth control people!!!
 
 Blancaaa14  05 Feb 2017 07:29
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See, I am in general against abortion...It takes away life which is akin to murder, we are taking away right of the unborn, to life.
Moreover, I am anti-abortionist in the sense that it puts some ethics in behaviour of people..to comply with what life means for...what marriage means for..!!
But, I am not in the favour that abortion should be banned..under extreme rare situation when life of mother is in danger then we shall have to permit abortion..Or when there is a case of pregnancy due to rape...abortion may be allowed....because forcing the victim to carry baby after this gruesome incident will be nothing but inhumane..
 
 Hope  16 Dec 2016 11:52
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First off let me say that I am against abortion and do believe it is murder which makes this hard to say.
Those who argue abortion is murder just don't understand the process.
Now my reasoning for why it shouldn't be banned is not that I believe it should be easier to access but I believe the argument will never be won through force.
Even if abortion is outlawed women will still do it, we have to change their minds not the laws.
A society that openly condones abortion puts a very small value on the life each of us possess.
 
 Peter222  05 Dec 2016 18:58
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Abortion should not be banned! Because take this for a example a girl was raped and then got pregnant from being raped, that indeed is a very tragic thing and depressing thing for the mother, if she keeps the kid that kid will most likely grow up to be hated and maybe even abused. Because s/he is just a reminder of the tragic event. Also point number 2 if a teen gets pregnant most teens are not responsible enough to take care of it, because most people my age are self centered, have no income besides there parent, and also most teens simply do not care. Point 3 it is not murder because most abortions are done at a very young age in development all you are doing is getting rid of a cell, it isn't at the point of being a developed human until 4 months.
 
 angryteen  11 Jun 2016 04:14
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I am very conflicted about this issue. On the one hand, I am against banning abortion if there are issues such as incest, rape of a minor child, or abortion if the fetus is so badly malformed that it will not have a decent quality of life or will have to be institutionalized. I also believe, however, that abortion to avoid shame, abortion to avoid divorce, abortion to avoid inconvenience, abortion because the mother is unable to afford to raise her own child....none of these are sufficient reasons to end a life. Lives are lives. It doesn't matter if those lives are not yet born. There are so many couples waiting and dreaming of adopting a baby. I think that mothers need to realize that if they are accidentally filled with life, then they have a moral obligation to bring it forth, and if they are not willing to do so then they need to use birth control. They need to ask themselves if they would kill someone who was already born for the same reasons they are willing to abort their babies....for shame, because an accident occurred, for inconvenience, for timing. For what reasons are they willing to kill?
 
 rolle2323  11 May 2016 15:17
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There is and there will always be abortion. Better have it safe and socially acceptable than shameful and full of dangers.
I wonder where these pro life people are when financial assistance is required for people who can't really afford to have children.
 
 Trengo  03 Apr 2016 09:25
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 Pro lifers are usually busy defending the death penalty, that's where they are
by  damselfly
 03 Apr 2016 12:24
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It is unreasonable for the state to interfere with a citizen (the mother) on behalf of a potential citizen (the fetus). While the fetus is inside a woman, she has the ultimate responsibility and authority for that fetus.

Note that some people cite the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act" as evidence that a fetus has legal status, but actually it proves that a fetus does *not* have legal protection. The fetus (since it is not yet a fully formed individual) is not protected under any prior law, so a new law was written to punish offenders in the special case that a fetus is terminated against the will of the mother. That 2004 law did *not* redefine the status of a fetus.
 
 drm  01 Mar 2016 07:57
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Take your ridiculous ideas of everyone deserving life somewhere else. The notion of abortion being wrong is most always supported by the same people against executions or an eye for an eye ideas.
If you do not want to bring a life into this world, do not, and if you wish to, do.

But by allowing people to reproduce as much as they wish, the world will not see a better future. Knowing general populous outnumbers the more intellectually capable, you should not be in favor of unnecessary lives.
 
 romanktk  17 Jan 2016 18:26
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I'm Pro-Life and Pro-Choice.
In most cases, there are other options besides abortion. It should not be used as a form of birth control to prevent pregnancy during consensual intercourse.

But, it is ultimately a woman's choice on whether to proceed with a pregnancy or to abort. There are many instances where it is necessary for the (mental & physical) health & welfare of the mother and/or child.

If we have done our job of educating women on pregnancy prevention during normal relations and making the option of adoption easy, then it stands to reason that the remaining abortions being done are out of necessity.

Therefore, we cannot ban it.
 
 MyOpinon  08 Dec 2015 12:43
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ABORTION DOES NOT KILL LIFE. Put your emotions away, and go find out what the circumstances have to be in order for a human to be a "life". It's very clear, no room for personal interpretation. Fact is, you can't kill something that is NOT alive.
 
 ABnormal55  04 Dec 2015 19:27
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 A human being is a human being. Even if that human being is only in the fetal stage of their life.

As for your claim that a child in the early stages of their life is not alive?

Ummm. Dead thinks don't grow.

A human being in the Zygote, Embryo and Fetal stage of their life is "a human being"

http://www.debate.org/debates/A-human-being-in-the-Zygote-Embryo-and-Fetal-stage-of-their-life-is-a-human-being/1/
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I think abortion is acceptable under some circumstances. For example, if the mother is ill and carrying around or giving birth to a baby could pose a serious threat to her health or her life. Or if the baby would be born with a disability or something (not to say that the lives of people with disabilities have any less value, but I mean if it's something that would cause them a lot of pain, wouldn't it be better to have an abortion so that the baby wouldn't have to suffer?). However, I don't think it should be allowed once the fetus is developed enough to be able to feel pain.
 
 ruinsxo  15 Sep 2015 12:35
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Terrible idea, and in abortion case we disagree on what constitutes life. Abortion is not murder as some would insanely believe, nor more than masturbation is genocide.
 
 Yoru  30 Jun 2015 18:48
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If a woman accidentally gets pregnant, she should have the baby and either keep them or put them up for adoption, not get an abortion. However, I only believe this if it was the mother's fault that she got pregnant. (such as if she forgot to take birth control) But I also think that if a woman was raped and as a result got pregnant, she should have the right to go to a judge and get a ruling of whether she can have an abortion.
 
 mammoth14  17 Jun 2015 19:54
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 Why should the baby die while the rapist doesn't?
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People are going to hate me now
 
 TheFlex  01 May 2014 19:59
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 You're right. That's about all it takes. They live to hate. Hate is their lifeblood.
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... Wasn't that chicken you're eating alive? What's wrong with you? Why'd you do that?
 
 bmorules  02 Apr 2014 13:56
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 um sorry but Chickens were made to be eaten animals were made to be eaten but even tho people abuse these by doing poaching and stuff the difference between a HUMAN AND A ANIMAL IS VERY VERY VERY GREAT
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I like to wait until the baby is born and then i can tell whether I really want it or not. A major factor is generally if he is ginger or not.. If it is then i will eat him/her. :)
 
 turneyboi  01 Apr 2014 10:25
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 I hope you'd scalp it first
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People do not understand abortion is the process of preventing a baby not killing one.
 
 SethMatrix  18 Jan 2014 20:07
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 To abort means to leave something once it is already underway. Abortion is when the foetus has life and that life is taken away. I am sorry but you are the one who doesn't understand.
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If you eat animals you are killing them correct? As far as I'm concerned a cow is more alive than any fetus.
 
 DrFeelgood  23 Dec 2013 16:51
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 A foetus is human the moment it is made. Did you think that when it comes out of the ----- it would just magically have a life. It is alive from the very beginning. I don't have time to tell you how a baby is made. It is also kind of pathetic to consider a human life could amount to that of an animal.
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Until the baby pops out of the womb, it is effectively still a part of the woman's body. Compare a fetus with an organ. Like an organ, a fetus cannot survive outside of it's designated body. Like an organ, a fetus uses and consumes resources valuable to it's owner. And like an organ, a fetus has no consciousness, conception of reality, opinions, thoughts, feelings, etc. It is a lump. An organic lump of carbon cells that may or may not become human. We should treat it as such.
 
 noah364  17 Oct 2013 22:22
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 "Compare a fetus with an organ." What roll does the fetus play as an organ in a woman's body?

"a fetus has no consciousness," Really, then why did my son respond to my voice when still in the womb? By daughter would get upset that he did not respond to her voice.

"An organic lump of carbon cells that may or may not become human." It will become human unless some outside force prevents it. You will not become President just by being.
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We all have seen people, who do not have an opportunity to work because they do not have an education, and they have no place to live and sometimes even nothing to eat and of course we all have seen their children. Those children, who live in this world, having no future. Their parents cannot afford education, they might live in the streets. The problem is that all these people cannot afford themselves a child. It is a great gift, that is not given to everyone, but if people will continue giving a birth to children and have no opportunity to give these children a happy future, in that case they should think quite well and make a decision: To make an abortion and not to make their child suffer.
 
 sabinaaa  21 Sep 2013 02:49
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 But you do not have any right to destroy a child's life. No matter the situation a human life is precious and we must never destroy it just let it grow.
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So are we still not over this abortion idiocy?

"1. ALL LIFE IS SACRED
All life on Earth was created by almighty God above, and it is therefore morally wrong to deprive an unborn child of its God given right to one day serve in our armed forces and kill hundreds of Muslims."

Dude, there is no such thing as God. The same thing as there's no such thing as the Sphinx and Cerberus and all those Gods you know. Unborn children are created by nature. And by the way, are you saying that God wanted Earth to be overpopulated? It is already confirmed with scientific details that we'll need at least 1.5 Earths to sustain the human population. And if all life is "sacred", why does God allow war and so many people die from it? And what do you mean by "kill hundreds of Muslims"? That's offensive you know.

"2. A FETUS CAN FEEL
Even though it may not be fully formed, a fetus in the second trimester is still able to feel pain. Why do you think a baby starts kicking it's mom's stomach whenever the father makes stupid noises at it?"

Man, are you kidding me? Why don't you do your research before you write this blog? A foetus can only physically feel after 8 weeks. The nerve cells needs time to develop. This means that abortion can be allowed in the first 8 weeks. I strongly suggest researching about the information you're going to use before you start writing that friggin' blog.

This is like saying trees can feel, so don't cut down trees. This is like saying cow's can feel, don't kill cows. This is not a valid argument.

"3. ABORTION IS MURDER
That's right - you heard correctly! ABORTION IS MURDER! And I'll bet if you asked an unborn fetus whether he fancies the idea of being murdered, it would tell you to at least wait until it was old enough to fight back."

But surely, hunting animals is murder too. So when people murder others, it is through God's will. If this is in fact true, then isn't God commanding those who want abortions to have them? Since only God can do it, it must be true.

"4. NO ONE EXCEPT GOD CAN TAKE AWAY LIFE
As I mentioned earlier, all life on Earth was created by almighty God above, and so it follows that only He can take it away. No one - and I mean no one - is an exception to this rule. Except maybe executioners on death row."

What if god made people want abortion?

"5. ABORTION CLINICS RELY ON TAXPAYERS MONEY
As unbelievable as this may sound, your hard earned taxes go toward keeping abortion clinics running. Think about that for a moment: Your taxes, which could instead be distributed to worthwile programs such as the NRA or Fox Hunters of America, are being pumped into facilities which condone taking life."

I know you obviously live in America. If you don't live in America, you wouldn't say "Fox hunters of America". I'm not as dumb as you might think. I don't know much about America but there's one thing I know: Tax money in America goes to the military and wars. (I actually have done research unlike some people) Therefore, none or a small amount of tax money actually goes to abortion clinics. Besides, didn't you say it's wrong to murder? What about you paying your tax money to kill people during wars? You're murdering someone too.

"6. RAPE IS NOT AN EXCUSE
We've all heard the argument that "abortion is justified in cases where the mother has been raped". Frankly I have to disagree with this. I mean, isn't it convenient, in these cases, that the father's rights are completely ignored?"

OK, so that is what happens even if a 9 year old gets raped and then gets pregnant? Yes, that actually DID happen in some other country, and it was on the newspapers at sometime. What happened was, a 9 year old was raped by an 18 year old. And because abortion wasn't allowed, she had to carry that baby for 9 months and wasn't allowed abortion. Yes, she also had to give birth to the child. Fancy have a son/daughter 9 years younger than you?This is not only about 9 year olds. No one would like to carry the child of a random stranger you detest.

You are worrying about the father's rights? What about the 'mothers' rights? Weren't they taken away when she was RAPED and probably beaten? Do you really think women like to be raped, and its free willed? Not only does she deserve an abortion if she pleases, she deserves to KILL the man who raped her. An eye for an eye, I guess.

Why is there a 1000 word rule?
 
 YukiMay  08 Sep 2013 10:45
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 "7. INCEST IS NOT AN EXCUSE
I just cannot understand people who argue that "abortion is justified in cases where the baby was conceived through incest". Why on Earth did you have sex with your dad in the first place? Your mom is way hotter!"

OK, now I am certain you're American the way you've used "mom". So let's come up with a scenario, let's say, you're female (I have no idea if the writer of this blog a dude or a chick) and you're 10 years old, and was raped by your very own abusive father and then became pregnant. And let's say, whenever you think of the baby, you remember the scenario when you're raped by your very own father. How would you feel? Would you give birth to the child just because it has a life? I think most people will be both mentally and physically unable to carry the baby AND give birth. So you're basically saying that you don't mind that at all. Sure, I'm fine if you're fine with that.

No wait a sec... That's normal in family I guess since you're saying that...

"8. A DISABLED BABY IS NOT AN EXCUSE
Just because your baby is going to be born with spina bifida does not mean you can terminate him before he is born. You have to be patient, loving and compassionate, and if after 6 years the poor kid is still suffering, have him terminated then."

I can see sexism in there. Why did you use "he" and "his"? Why not "she" and "her"? So let's say a 12 year old gave birth to a disabled baby. How will the 12 year old look after the disabled child? Where will the money come from other than the minuscule amount by the government? The 12 year old's parents of course! And keep in mind that her parents will need to look after their daughter as well. Mind you, I used "her" not because I'm sexist, it's because guys can't get pregnant. (unless it's Justin Bieber of course)

Why 6 years? Obviously, at that age, you'll be able to feel more pain and is able to think better which contradicts with #2.

"9. THE MOTHER BEING MENTALLY UNSTABLE IS NOT AN EXCUSE
If a mother is too mentally unstable to have a kid then she was probably unable to have consented to sex in the first place, thus meaning she was raped. This brings me very neatly onto my 6th point."

Are you saying you'll rather have a baby suffering alive because its mum can't take care of it? Nuff' said. I hate repeating. Besides, have you ever gave birth to a baby? It's painful, right? (Nope, I've never gave birth to a baby, but according to my mum, it's painful) Heyk, wait a sec, what about being physically unable?

"10. ABORTION IS AN ANAGRAM OF 'IRON BOAT'
Why am I pointing out that ABORTION is an anagram of IRON BOAT? Because, like abortions, iron boats are baaaaaad! They sink straight to the bottom, killing everyone on board. Much like abortive mothers do. There's your proof!"

Yes, I really do agree with this point. Here's why...

DUDE! SHIPS ARE MADE OF IRON YOU URGH! Ships can stay afloat because of the shape, NOT the material it's made out of. And there's also something called the buoyant. I'm not going off-topic so google it if you wanna know more about ships staying afloat.


Think about it. What if someone is physically unable to give birth? Then you're not pro-life because by not allowing abortion, you're killing the mother.

Let's put you in a scenario. Let's say, you're raped by a random 50 year old stranger and then became pregnant. Will you keep that baby just because it "has a life"? Will you keep that baby even though you don't even know who its father is? And let's say, the doctors told you you're physically unable to carry that baby and give birth. So you're saying you're going to sacrifice yourself in order to keep the baby?

You'll better be otherwise, you shouldn't be against abortion.

I don't even understand why people should be fussing over people's bodies. Let's them do whatever they want to their own body.

I've also noticed that most people who are for abortion are either religious or just plain stupid.

In one of the for debates, I've found this:

"I would say one more thing, the bible shows what God thinks about abortion in an illustration of 2 men fighting in a room with a pregnant women, if the women was hurt but the baby was fine they had to pay compensation, however if the baby dies, both men were to be put to death."

Technically, that means god is not pro-life. God does NOT care about what happens to the mother. So you're saying we shouldn't care if the mother suffers as long as the baby lives. No, you don't understand. We should be allowed to believe whatever we like. We should be allowed to do whatever we like. Why are there still retards being controlled by a book?

Why do so many people think women are baby making machines?
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Let people do what they want with their lives. It's nobody else's decision.
 
 ilovegage1  17 Jun 2013 22:18
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 Yay!! Let's go around murdering unborn children...oh wait just let others do it an we'll sit back and watch.
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If were talking about things that kill life we will also need to ban: Wars, guns, bombs, knifes, poison, martial arts, brass knuckles, mouse traps, fly swatters, ant poison, chain saws, meat factories, axes, bug spray, pesticides, flea killer, hammers, scissors, pounds, jails, punching people, choking people, pushing people, cars, sharks, crazy people, lightning, tall buildings, trains, planes, starving, snakes, spiders, diseases, plagues, cancer, peanuts, rocks, cliffs, bears, pit bulls, baseball bats, and about 200,000,000 other things :)
 
 Zillima  07 Jun 2013 03:55
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 Rusty nails. That's one of the things you left out.
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Let people be and do what they need to do with their lives.
 
 holo  02 Jun 2013 11:09
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I think you also need to take into consideration why the woman wants an abortion. For example: If you were a victim of a rape or you're 15 and won't be able to care for the child. I can assure you when a woman has an abortion the baby doesn't care (it isn't developed enough to know what's going on). In the majority of cases when a woman gets an abortion she is doing the baby a favor, and if not, so what, the baby doesn't care. (Oh and btw, I'd be fine if we discouraged abortion much more if we made birth control much more readily available)
 
 tatrafan77  22 May 2013 20:14
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Abortion is the choice of a woman since it is her body. If she has a 99% risk of dying while giving birth then she should have the right to abort the baby. Although it would be hard think about it would you want your kid to take his or hers first steps without you and have another person ti call mommy. Also abortion can be an advantage to the un-born baby sometimes such as the situation of the baby having very severe medical conditions. No one would want their kid to be born and live a suffer in life. However I do not support abortion if it is "oh , oops ". People should own up to their mistakes and take care of their child in that case or if they are too young or have financial difficulties adopt their kid out to a loving family that they trust.
 
 Gerbil13  18 May 2013 21:59
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A baby is nothing more than a parasite. Some want to keep it and some don't. If its not your body you have no right to say what someone can or can not do.
 
 godsgeew  16 May 2013 21:48
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You cannot value a POTENTIAL life over an actual life - if the mother was endangered, there would be no justice in allowing her to have the baby, which could essentially kill both the mother and child.
 
 shelbym  20 Mar 2013 17:40
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 Of course, most pro-lifers accept that it is not a good idea to endanger the life of the mother for the sake of the child. We evaluate the fetus as a life, that doesn't mean we give it supreme value.

The original question was obviously worded poorly, as I don't think anyone with reasonable knowledge would hold that abortion was impermissible under any circumstances. One need only consider a scenario in which the mother is endangered and the child has hardly any chance of surviving to see this.
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And if they were raped? Or they are a young teen?
 
 Relic  27 Feb 2013 18:38
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 They in turn should not destroy life because they know what it was like.
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What about all the billions of combinations of lives that are possible for every egg a woman doesn't fertilize with every sperm of every male on the planet? That is a HUGE number of lives that will never ever ever exist because you did not get pregnant in the first place. What is one more combination? One egg plus one sperm? Why does that person deserve to live when all the others don't?
 
 Dadmad6  17 Feb 2013 17:26
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Of course not. Each person is free and can do whatever they want. For instance the girl was raped and so it turned out that she became pregnant what should she do in such situation? Or doctor said that the baby is not normal, so what's the reason to bring this poor child to this world? Abortion can't be banned.
 
 20123828  03 Feb 2013 11:19
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How about if the woman is raped, her life is on the line, she's a teen who is pregnant, or her baby isn't going to make it anyway, what about those?

I say banning abortion is wrong because in those cases where it is best to have an abortion the woman will NOT be allowed to decide to get that abortion and chances are will be denied.
 
 deathnote9  15 Jan 2013 22:24
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It's up to the woman since it is her body. However I am against it once the fetus has developed the ability to feel pain.
 
 Sydney  18 Dec 2012 16:15
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