SHOULD ABORTION BE LEGALIZED?
Mr. Chairman, Impartial panel of judges, accurate timekeeper, fellow debaters, invited guests, Ladies and gentlemen. It gives me great pleasure to SPEAK against the motion that abortion should be legalized. I think abortion should be considered illegal.. Panel of judges, Abortion should be legal if the babies are not persons. What is the difference between a baby in the womb and a 2 year old? There are 4 basic differences; they are the size, level of development, environment, and degree of dependency. Is a fetus a nonperson due to its size? Is a 4 foot person any less a person than a 6 foot one? No, so the size no matter what of the fetus should make the fetus or any human a nonperson. Mr. Chairman, The second thing is level of development. Is a 17 year old more developed physically and mentally than a 2 year old? Yes. But is that 2 years old any less human? No. Level of development had nothing to due with the nature of personhood. Thirdly is the environment. How does a change of location classify a human as a nonperson? Does moving to a new state make you not a person? So how does living in a womb make a baby not a person and quite simply it doesn't. Fellow debaters, finally is the degree of dependency. Are diabetics living on insulin or a man living on life support make them nonpersons? Would it be right to kill them based on their condition? No, so why would it be right to murder a baby in the womb. The abortion issue isn't about the rights of the mother. It's about the rights of the baby. Murdering a human being is never okay. Ladies and gentlemen, no matter how you look at it, killing a baby in its mother womb IS murder in the FIRST DEGREE! NO taxpayer should be paying for murder of innocent babies, they should be funding a program to HELP POOR MOTHERS care for their child, or legally put them up for adoption, Based on the evidence above I have concluded that fetuses are persons and should therefore have their own undeniable...
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