The Instigator
andyh20
Pro (for)
Winning
14 Points
The Contender
Fluffy123
Con (against)
Losing
6 Points

Should assisted suicide be legal

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Post Voting Period
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after 5 votes the winner is...
andyh20
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,150 times Debate No: 48452
Debate Rounds (5)
Comments (1)
Votes (5)

 

andyh20

Pro

This round is for acceptance and clarification only
Fluffy123

Con

I believe that assisted suicide should be illegal because of the following reasons in my argument. Suicide is a horrible thing and should not exist so assisted suicide just helps a person do something horrible.
Debate Round No. 1
andyh20

Pro

According to my opponent, Suicide is a horrible thing. This is not true in some cases, To the person who wants to commit suicide it may seem like the most wonderful idea. Also it would be more peaceful to the person who want to commit suicide if they didn't have to deal with the burden of killing themselves.
Fluffy123

Con

Well if suicide is a great idea why would it seem so? Did the person do a very bad thing or is just mentally unstable? Also it would be murder by the person that helped commit suicide. This is one reason I believe assisted suicide is illegal and should stay.
Debate Round No. 2
andyh20

Pro

My opponent has decided to drop my 1st and 2nd contention.

If someone wants to die and asks for assistance and receives assistance then that would be considered manslaughter not murder.
Fluffy123

Con

The helper would still spend time in jail/community service/ mental institutions so why help? Thank you.
Debate Round No. 3
andyh20

Pro

I would like to say more on this debate but my opponent has not given me any information to refute.
Fluffy123

Con

I'm sorry but isn't that the point? To win?
Debate Round No. 4
andyh20

Pro

My last contention is that assisted suicide could give way to new jobs being made. People could make money by helping ease someones pain.

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate.
Fluffy123

Con

Thank you. I liked this debate and my con against my opponent is it would lower our population and make family's more depressed.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by MyDinosaurHands 3 years ago
MyDinosaurHands
@andyh20
If you want, you can make a duplicate debate and I'll do one with you. I'm interested in this topic, have an opinion, and have always wanted to do an assisted suicide debate.
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Vote Placed by judeifeanyi 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I give it to con
Vote Placed by Wylted 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro actually gave premises, so arguments to him. Conduct to pro for con beginning arguments in first round.
Vote Placed by Krazzy_Player 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro's arguments were convincing.
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Reasons for voting decision: No sourcing, however, the pro used some logic and reasoning to back up claims. Con had no explanation behind his/her case.
Vote Placed by hexfirewell7172 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I don't believe that con argued against some of the points made by pro