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DEBATE TOPICS


Should partial birth abortions be permitted?

Pros:

    By banning partial birth abortions, the woman's right to choose this option has been taken away.

    The fetus is not a living person.

   

Cons:

    The fetus has entered the world and is killed; some may call this murder.

    There are other abortion options that will remain available.

    This particular procedure has never been needed to protect a woman's health.

 

 

References:

1)  Farmer, A.  Getting the story straight.  The press and partial birth abortion.  Reproduction Freedom News. 2000 Jun;9(6):1, 5.

2)  Senate approved ban on 'partial-birth' abortion.  The Atlanta Journal Constitution, March 14, 2003.