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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...
    Actually, I think prostitutes would be far less likely to be exploited if prostitution was completely legalised. Legislation would also enable the state to regulate health standards.

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    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!
    So it's about tradition. Not sure if that's convincing.

    (Original post by 4_sophia)
    the same as saying someone who is of low intelligence, shouldn't be a brain surgeon... It makes sense...
    It's not a great anology because the reason why you oppose gay marriage and the reason why we do not allow the less smart become brain surgeon's is not the same.
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    (Original post by EmJay)
    Actually, I think prostitutes would be far less likely to be exploited if prostitution was completely legalised. Legislation would also enable the state to regulate health standards.



    So it's about tradition. Not sure if that's convincing.



    It's not a great anology because the reason why you oppose gay marriage and the reason why we do not allow the less smart become brain surgeon's is not the same.
    Health, as in sexual health, maybe. What about their mental health? The point I'm trying to make is that most of the women do not want to be in their 'profession' (if you can call it that!)... The pimps will still force women into prostitution and women will still be taken advantage of... Legalising something will never solve the problem, you're just giving your approval to something which I believe is morally wrong... Women need to be helped out of prostitution, not pushed further into it!

    I, believe it or not, am traditional in my views that marriage is between a man and a woman...

    The analogy isn't the same but the underlying reason is... To me gay marriage is wrong, as is gay adoption... I do not have a problem with someone being gay, not that it would matter to them anyway, I just believe that you have to learn to accept the consequences of being gay! Same as I have to live with the consequences of being a woman, I'm never going to be anything else so you learn to accept what you are and accept your limitations in life...
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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.
    I put in 'for' purely because I'm not in favour of blanket ban - not because I think it ought to be available effectively as a form of contraception (for example)



    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 justification strikes me as strange - you can save the lives of the other 5 people by incarcerating person A. Capital punishment isn't a deterrent, it cost more and if you get it wrong there's no way resurrecting the person - plus it creates more 'living' victims (the executed's family).
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    (Original post by 4_sophia)
    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...
    Like I said, utilitarian. Unlike you I don't believe in making blanket ideologies - "I am pro abortion so I must support abortion in every instance, all the time". No. Different cases call for different measures. In the case of a woman having consensual sex, full aware of the possibility of getting pregnancy, getting pregnant, then 10 weeks later thinking "I can't be arsed with this pregnancy, I'm going to kill the child", I am against abortion. I am for abortion if a woman was raped, the pregnancy test failed, and they look certain to die from giving birth.
 
 
 
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