Rapists should be able to sue their victims for custody and visitation rights of the child.
This is a topic I have seen discussed and debated quite often. I would now like to debate this here on debate.org.
The first round is for acceptance, the second is for arguments, the third is for rebuttals, and the fourth is for counter-rebuttals and conclusions.
The rules are evident. Sources will be cited, proper spelling and grammar will be used, and there will be no forfeitures.
For clarification, this debate regards situations in which men rape women, not the other way around.
I look forward to this debate.
Thank you all, and a have a wonderful day!
I would like to thank my opponent for accepting this debate. I would like to apologize that my arguments are short. My computer is slow, my browser tends to crash often, and I have limited time. There is a high possibility that I must forfeit the next round. I will be on vacation and will be extremely busy. Please keep that in mind. However, I will do what I can.
Sue - "to use a legal process by which you try to get a court of law to force a person, company, or organization that has treated you unfairly or hurt you in some way to give you something or to do something : to bring a lawsuit against someone or something" 
Rape – “to force (someone) to have sex with you by using violence or the threat of violence” 
Now that I have provided these definitions, I will commence my arguments.
Rape is sex forced upon someone else, perhaps using violence in the process. Rapists are criminals and they have surrendered some of their rights – free speech, right to bear arms, and others – to the law. Rape is a criminal offense with serious consequences. Why would that rapist deserve to visit and/or have custody of the child produced from that act? To me, it would be nonsensical. It would be best for both the child and the mother for the rapist to be out of their lives forever.
As rapists have yielded some of their rights, they cannot legally sue. They should not have that right. All the rapist will do is pay child support.
Whether it is prison, a fine, or community service, that rapist will need to endure the consequences for his wrongdoing. If the rapist were allowed to visit the child, that would not be healthy for the mother or the child. That would not serve the true cause: to make the rapist be aware of his error.
KatieKat99 forfeited this round.
Let's see how this continues.
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