Our seniors debated on the affirmative team, in favor of making abortion illegal. Those whom opposed, guest debaters, Mr. Gorlick, Mr. Alex and Mr. Andzel. The debate was an excellent example of how two conflicting issues can be debated and explored in a logical, well analyzed, measured and non-judgemental manner.
From the negative side, Mr. Alex argued that you cannot call a fetus a baby until it’s born. Miss Merkel rebuttaled “What’s the difference between an unborn baby minutes before it is born and a newly born baby?”
Later in the debate, Mr. Andzel asked the panel “Since you’re all Catholic, why is it okay in grave circumstances to use a vaccine that comes from aborted babies, but then say all abortion is evil; it looks like abortion can help save lives?” Miss Derwald then stated, “We are hear to debate abortion based on its morality, not based on our own personal religious beliefs.”
Those opposing overturning Roe vs. Wade stated that adoption can be cruel to the child because the child may have to go through suffering…why not end the suffering before it begins? Miss Peters then replied, “I was adopted and my birth mother could’ve chosen to abort me, but thanks be to God, she did not, and I’m here today and I am grateful she chose life.”