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 rights. Mr. Chairman, Impartial panel of judges, accurate timekeeper, fellow debaters, invited guests, Ladies and gentlemen, I still stand by my words that abortion should not be legalized. Thank you