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    (Original post by The Referee)
    I think there has to be access to abortion because there are cases where the mother's life would be in serious danger (ectopic pregnancy can be one example of this) - a blanket ban would result in women dying (and the foetus with them!).
    So then why do you tend towards "pro-abortion" rather than "anti-abortion"? I agree with you. I am strongly against abortion, however if the mother's life were in danger, I would be happy to defend that abortion. I still say I am against abortion, because it is only in a minority of cases that abortion occurs on health grounds. Indeed, I once read 0.03% of abortions derive from rape-related pregnancy.

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    If you're so 'pro life' how can you justify the cold blooded premeditation of the death penalty? How can you justify asking another person to deliberately take a life?
    Because I take a utilitarian approach to pro life - on the "larger scale", if you will. If killing Person A were to save 5 others, then I would be pro life in killing Person A.
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    (Original post by MarcusTheEskimo)
    Because I take a utilitarian approach to pro life - on the "larger scale", if you will. If killing Person A were to save 5 others, then I would be pro life in killing Person A.
    There's absolutely no evidence that the death penalty works as an effective deterrent.
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    And sort them into the following categories:

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    (Original post by MazalTov89)
    Stem-cell research (I noticed that you put this in your answer but didn't put in the list)
    Whoops! I added it after the rest to my answer and I must have forgotten to put it in the list :tongue:
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    (Original post by MarcusTheEskimo)
    So then why do you tend towards "pro-abortion" rather than "anti-abortion"? I agree with you. I am strongly against abortion, however if the mother's life were in danger, I would be happy to defend that abortion. I still say I am against abortion, because it is only in a minority of cases that abortion occurs on health grounds. Indeed, I once read 0.03% of abortions derive from rape-related pregnancy.



    Because I take a utilitarian approach to pro life - on the "larger scale", if you will. If killing Person A were to save 5 others, then I would be pro life in killing Person A.
    That means that you're saying the mother's life is more important than her unborn child... So you're still making a decision on who lives... :rolleyes: How can you be anti abortion, yet change your tune when it suits...

    Btw I am pro abortion and I believe it is down to the individual to decide what is best for her...
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    I'm putting 'Right to abortion' out of these categories because I don't believe in/support it, but I wouldn't take the right away from others and wouldn't have one myself. I find it difficult to empathise with, I can see why people would, but the way its abused and peoples attitude to it worry me. I can't define my feelings towards it with one word. I know a lot of people will disagree with me, but hey.
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    Good quiz
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    (Original post by 4_sophia)
    Btw I am pro abortion and I believe it is down to the individual to decide what is best for her...
    You think that the decision to abort a pregnancy ought to be left to the individual yet you're resolutely against gay marriage and legalising prostitution - that's quite interesting.

    You support individual autonomy when another human beings life is at stake yet you oppose individual autonomy when the act in question is between consenting adults.
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    (Original post by Sweet by and by)
    I know but its smarter to take both imo, do you have to pay to get in?
    Lol, why is it?

    And it's not a bloody theme park. I don't know. I'm fairly sure some degree of military contribution is at least a prospect if NATO takes any action (e.g. Kosovo).
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    (Original post by EmJay)
    You think that the decision to abort a pregnancy ought to be left to the individual yet you're resolutely against gay marriage and legalising prostitution - that's quite interesting.

    You support individual autonomy when another human beings life is at stake yet you oppose individual autonomy when the act in question is between consenting adults.
    Prostitution has a negative effect on society as a whole... Also, prostitutes tend to be women who have addictions to feed ie.drugs,alcohol etc. and feel they have no other choice but to turn to prostitution, therefore I don't think you are helping the situation by legalising it...

    I believe if you are gay, then you have to accept there are certain things you cannot do... Marriage has always been between a man and a woman and I believe it always should be... That's my opinion! It's only the same as saying someone who is of low intelligence, shouldn't be a brain surgeon... It makes sense...
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    (Original post by 4_sophia)
    Prostitution has a negative effect on society as a whole... Also, prostitutes tend to be women who have addictions to feed ie.drugs,alcohol etc. and feel they have no other choice but to turn to prostitution, therefore I don't think you are helping the situation by legalising it...

    I believe if you are gay, then you have to accept there are certain things you cannot do... Marriage has always been between a man and a woman and I believe it always should be... That's my opinion! It's only the same as saying someone who is of low intelligence, shouldn't be a brain surgeon... It makes sense...
    That's got to be one of the worst analogies I've ever read, anywhere, ever.

    Edit. Alright, maybe not that bad, but definitely top 20.
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    (Original post by Democracy)
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    Out of interest, why are you for national service?
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    (Original post by Grapevine)
    Out of interest, why are you for national service?
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...9&postcount=62

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    (Original post by littleshambles)
    That's got to be one of the worst analogies I've ever read, anywhere, ever.

    Edit. Alright, maybe not that bad, but definitely top 20.
    Thanks, I'll remember to use that again!:p:
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