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Morally Permissible Morally Impermissible
Debate Score:21
Arguments:18
Total Votes:28
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 Morally Permissible (12)
 
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The Use of Contraceptives

Contraception includes: barrier methods, hormonal methods, emergency contraception, intrauterine methods, and sterilization. Although this battle is often fought within the scope of religion, the issue is not resolved by decisions of one's faith. Therefore, we must turn to biology and the purpose of the human body for answers.

Is the use of contraception morally permissible or morally impermissible?

Morally Permissible

Side Score: 17
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Morally Impermissible

Side Score: 4
3 points

I think it is fine. Don't be a fool wrap your tool.

Side: Morally Permissible
AveSatanas(4415) Disputed
2 points

No its dont be silly wrap your willy! .

Side: Morally Impermissible

The world is already overpopulated anyways... not to mention how sexual intercourse without the consequence of pregnancy is very appealing to a lot of people... not to mention how in severely overpopulated countries, such as China, contraception is practically handed out as free candy...

Side: Morally Permissible
1 point

even after reading the whole description, i don't see why and how it would be immoral to use contraceptives.

Side: Morally Permissible
MuckaMcCaw(1968) Clarified
1 point

I presume the argument is that since humans are built to reproduce, and that is arguably our only "true" purpose, that interfering with that is immoral.

I do not agree, but I think that's point trying to be made here.

Side: Morally Permissible
mitgag(1652) Clarified
1 point

oh i get it now. right. well not all religions consider it immoral to do it without having to reproduce. it depends on the respective person using contraceptives.

Side: Morally Permissible

The fact some people think others shouldn't use contraceptives based on THEIR belief is absolutely ridiculous. Why do you want a bunch of kids that people don't want? The world is already over-populated.

Side: Morally Permissible
1 point

Are you ready to have a kid at the moment (mentally, financially, physically, etc) ? If the answer is "no" then contraception is not only morally permissible, it's morally obligated.

Why bring a life into this world that you are not ready to take care?

Side: Morally Permissible
1 point

If you really love someone and you both want to take it to the next step, but don't want to be pregnant, then duh, use contraceptives. It's just a personal choice. It's up to the couple and where they are in life.

Side: Morally Permissible

There are too many teen pregnancies and families who can't afford all the children they have.

Side: Morally Permissible

Contraceptives are necessary in order to balance the population growth.

Side: Morally Permissible

Why would it be immoral?

Side: Morally Permissible
1 point

Religiously: You are going against God's plan by making the decision to have kids instead of Him deciding when you have kids.

Biologically: You aren't letting evolution take it's course by determining if your offspring can handle the environment.

That's all I got. Pretty ridiculous.

Side: Morally Permissible
1 point

Contraceptives are not open to the gift of life. Therefore, they are morally impermissible.

Side: Morally Impermissible
0 points

It makes sex into this casual thing, which it's not. It also fools people into thinking it's a foolproof way to not get pregnant or contract STDs

Side: Morally Impermissible
MuckaMcCaw(1968) Disputed
1 point

Sex became a casual thing thousands of years before birth control was even conceived, in practically every culture. Its impossible to stop.

While it is true that no birth control (excluding abstinence) is 100% effective, it does reduce to chance of unwanted pregnancies and STIs, often by over 90%.

Contraceptives are probably better at doing their job than bike helmets are at protecting skulls. Nobody says bike helmets don't always work so don't ride your bike.

Side: Morally Permissible
1 point

Contraceptives are probably better at doing their job than bike helmets are at protecting skulls. Nobody says bike helmets don't always work so don't ride your bike.

Man, that is an awesome point.

Side: Morally Permissible