For example, many Americans oppose the idea of same-sex marriage on religious grounds. Also, due to conservative beliefs many citizens have called for constitutional amendments considering marital union only between a man and a woman as appropriate (Fausset and Blinder, The NewYork Times.com). Just as Brian S. Brown, the president of the National Organization of Marriage stated the following in a New York Times Article “The millions of people who voted that marriage is a union of a man and a woman are not simply going to throw their beliefs away. This fight will continue on regardless of which way the Supreme Court rules” (Fausset and Blinder, The NewYork Times.com). Brown implies the notion of strong beliefs and values serving as chains holding back the proposal of an amendment to the
I am against the idea od gay marriage. When going against gay rights, most people bring up topics on thing like children, civil rights, and the major topic, Religion. I do agree that gay marriage does have an affect on a child, it denies them either a father or a mother, and when it comes to religion, I guess it questions how much faith you have in your religion. But the thing with society is that they have to get their point straight. We live in today’s society, which looks down on abortion, but then at the same time, treat teenage parents as failures.
Obama’s speech challenges relativism in a few different ways. What I took from it is, even though it may be history and past it is not okay for women to go through genital mutilation. He says “they have no place in the 21st century.” In other words, in no way is it okay for that to continue to happen. He also says “just because something is a tradition doesn’t make it right.” Which was one of my favorite parts because it was very bold for President Obama to say. This challenges the thought of all opinions being equally correct or all practices are equally correct.
Both of these sides argue whether or whether not the fetus is a person on not when it comes to aborting a child. • Pro-choice argues: o The fetus is not a human until after the first trimester o Cases like rape or incest should be allowed for abortion o Abortion can take a toll on a person life and should be available because some parents are not financially stable or mentally prepared for a child to come in their life. • Pro-life argues: o The fetus is a human as soon as it’s conceived o Adoption could be an alternate for abortion so no life is taken and the child goes to a family that will love and take care of it. o Tax dollars shouldn’t be used to pay for abortions if all citizens don’t support or have the same views on
Those who are against women who feed in public argue that it is indecent exposure. An anonymous user on debate.org voted no when the question “should women breastfeed in public was brought up. “I agree that breastfeeding is natural, however it is indecent exposure. A woman walking around with an exposed chest is not something parents want their children to be exposed to, placing a baby in the equation does not change the fact that the woman is still exposing herself to the public” (debate.org). This would be a great point in the argument, if the government did not exempt breastfeeding women from this law.
In recent years, “requirements for photo identification have been hotly debated” (Drew A16). There are many different views of both political parties. While mostly Democrats are opposed to these laws, the main proponents who have been promoting voter-ID requirements are Republican state lawmakers claiming that they are needed to help prevent voter fraud. “Republicans say that large jumps in the immigrant population have also prompted them to act to safeguard elections” (Lizette A1). In other words, Republicans are claiming that fraudulent voting is an issue in the electoral process and having to provide further identification such as a photo ID is a solution.
Like every other policy there are pros and cons to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, and the officials elected by the people of the United States will have to work together to find a compromise for the country. Most people against the Planned Parenthood Action fund are pro-life and mostly just against abortion, but even if Planned Parenthood Federation of America was defunded, abortions would still be legal and still performed, but maybe even more without the free provision of birth control. The only way to stop abortion is to make it illegal, not by defunding Planned Parenthood. Maybe Republican politicians like Carly Fiorina or Ted Cruz will be able to defund Planned Parenthood Federation of America in the upcoming years, but maybe the democrats will once again block their attempts and keep The Planned Parenthood Action Fund
Several religions morally oppose vaccines such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Amish, Judaism and also some members of the Christian faith. “The First Amendment of the US Constitution states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”” (“Should Any Vaccines,” 2015). These arguments support the view against mandatory vaccines. These arguments seem valid but the reality is that not all diseases have completely disappeared therefore, vaccinations are still extremely important and viewed as necessary. While some diseases have relatively disappeared, a parent should want their child vaccinated to protect themselves and others, including future generations.
A debate that has been constantly inflicted upon is whether women should be enlisted or drafted into wars. Even to the current day, the Selective Services would only take males and draft them into a war. No one wants to be forced into a war however, by passing a bill that let’s women be conscripted is a true way to reach equality between genders, to let men and women show their true patriotism and defend our country. Many conservatives still are against these new propositions for the conscription rule for example, “Senator Ted Cruz (TX-R), one of three Republicans in the Armed Services Committee to oppose the provision, said, ‘I cannot in good conscience vote to draft our daughters in to the military, sending them off to war and forcing them into combat.’”(Women and the Draft). Well, no wonder he did not make it past the primaries of the presidential election, with that out of date mindset.
Many people have opposing views whether abortion is a moral right that should be permissible. Even though that a life is being “taken away” and not giving it a chance to experience said life, the right to life argument is hypocritical and contradicts its own moral beliefs. In this essay, I will first explain what the right to life argument is against abortion, why Judith Jarvis Thomson thinks it fails and then will give my explanation why Thomson’s argument succeeds that abortion is morally permissible even if the fetus has a right to life. I will also consider objections and show why they fail. The right to life argument believes that abortion is morally wrong because of the simple fact that a life is literally being taken away by force—that it is equivalent to murder.
The backlash on the ruling is much warranted. I say this because if we took a national poll, the ruling would be that gay marriage would not be allowed. We live in a democratic society where the people "should" rule but as always, the government has the final say. Although I do agree with the backlash and understand why it is happening I still hold firm to my belief that they should still be allowed to marry. I believe this because if my neighbors who are both males were to marry each other, why or how does that influence or affect my life.
“This ruling ignores the scientific evidence showing that the health security of millions of American women is strengthened by access to these crucial services.” (Carmon, 2014). But at the same time I want to say yes, because I would not expect a law to be passed that says Chick Fil A has to be open on Sundays since that would go against that companies religious beliefs. “A pro-Hobby Lobby ruling could have endangered not only Obamacare, but labor rights, gay rights, and women 's rights.” (Redden, 2014). The right to allow a business to deny paying for any type of birth control is what I see has come of this. But the main right it gave to a business is to be able to say no to anything they want based on being able to argue it goes
For example, many pro life people would say that if a woman doesn’t want the responsibility of raising a child, they should just put it up for adoption (1). This is not necessarily a fair accusation considering that not all women who want an abortion want it because they don’t want the responsibility. Having a child can be extremely expensive, even if you are not planning to keep the child. While pregnant, women have to make multiple trips to the doctor to make sure their pregnancy is going well. Also, the hospital bill for giving birth can be in the thousands of dollars by itself (1).