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RalenkoZaneyah
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Is abstinence-only education an acceptable curriculum to teach students about sex?

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Started: 2/19/2015 Category: Education
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RalenkoZaneyah

Con

I am looking to debate a serious opponent on the topic of abstinence only education. I am against abstinence-only education in the federal educational curriculum. In order to avoid confusion, I will first define some key-terms, and then outline a rough 'schedule' explaining what each round should be for. Both the term definitions and the schedule can be questioned/argued by my opponent in his first-round post.

I will now define some of the key terms that will be used in this debate.
- Abstinence-only education: A form of sex-education/reproductive health that only teaches students that they should refrain from sexual activity.
-School: In this debate, I am only referring to federally funded government schools. Private non-government schools are excluded, assuming that they receive no federal funding.
-Establishment Clause: The clause in the United States constitution stating that " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" This means that while the government must still respect religious freedom, it cannot make a law or pronouncement that favors any religion.

It is advised that my opponent make their own clarifications on questionable terms that they will use.

This is a rough schedule detailing what I think is the ideal format for the debate. As previously stated, my opponent can state questions and/or concerns in their round-one post.

-Round One: Acceptance, as well as questions and/or concerns. Term definition is advised.
-Round Two: Con Arguments.
-Round Three: Pro Rebuttals.
-Round Four: Pro Arguments.
Round Five: Con Rebuttals.

I wish my challenger good luck, and await an interesting debate.
emporer1

Pro

Hello. Firstly I except your terms. I would like to clarify abstinence. Are we talking about compleat abstinence ( writing off sex as something that you will NEVER do ) or chastity ( temporary abstinence lasting until a person is married ). From what I have experienced it is usually the 2nd of the two. In the event that we are speaking on the subject of chastity I fully and totally agree with educational systems and curriculums advising and teaching abstinence only.
Debate Round No. 1
RalenkoZaneyah

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emporer1

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Debate Round No. 2
RalenkoZaneyah

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emporer1

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Debate Round No. 3
RalenkoZaneyah

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emporer1

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RalenkoZaneyah

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emporer1

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Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Conspiracyrisk 2 years ago
Conspiracyrisk
I don't understand why someone would want to teach ONLY abstinence in sex education. That's just not right. I think this shall be an interesting debate.
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