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chelseywalker
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NickTheRationalPolitician
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Should college-aged women receive un-restrictive access to birth control?

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Started: 3/2/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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chelseywalker

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I am against individuals having abortions due to careless actions. Birth control can limit the amount of abortions that the world has.
NickTheRationalPolitician

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Hello "chelseywalker", nice meeting you. First off, although I disagree with you, I wish to establish a premise of respect and integrity. I will proceed to speak objectively with some presumptions about where your ideology aligns with, past events that are in accordance with this ideology, what this subsequently can lead to, and an alternative that can benefit us all. Assuming you are a women (With the full name Chelsea being a gender-specific name, according to http://www.babynamewizard.com... , and, more relevantly your profile http://www.debate.org... ), your stance on this issue is not surprising. Not only does your stance benefit your gender, it also benefits your supposed "college-aged" bracket at a ripe 19 years old. However, according to http://www.huffingtonpost.com... "The most significant shift is probably the massive growth in the adult student population in higher education. Thirty-eight percent of those enrolled in higher education are over the age of 25 and one-fourth are over the age of 30. The share of all students who are over age 25 is projected to increase another twenty-three percent by 2019." Therefore, what is "college-aged"? If up to 40 percent of college students are older than 25, and, according to http://abcnews.go.com... "the study published by the University of St. Andrews and Edinburgh University in Scotland found that women have lost 90 percent of their eggs by the time they are 30 years old", then how would contraceptives be effective? This further begs the question, would mass-produced, free birth control really solve anything? If almost half of your demographic are reaching the brink of infertility, why would we use our tax-payer dollars to institute free and widely-availabe contraceptives? Let alone the economic repercussions domestically (in the USA), how would this translate internationally?(which you are inferring). This simply is impossible to institute this worldwide, let alone in a singular country. Moving along, if you are wishing to solve the abortion problem, contraceptives are definitely not the way to go, at least religiously and ethically speaking. Contraceptives are seen by many as anti-life, and a form of abortion, according to http://www.bbc.co.uk... .Therefore, to conjecture that everyone in the world would be fine with the mass-production of contraceptives is ridiculous and beyond comprehension (for there are no imposing opinions politically on the masses, hence the existence of democracy and extinction of fascism). If birth control is mass produced and "un-restrictive" to women, and if I presume you believe in gender-equality, then why shouldn't condoms by "un-restrctive" to men? This is an example of a logical fallacy. In addition, there have been contraceptive insurance coverage in the Heath Care Law, which was enacted January 1, 2013, according to http://www.nwlc.org... . There can even be a full-deductale (meaning you don't have to pay a single cent), and many DON'T pay for their birth control pills, which in my opinion is ridiculous because people should pay for their mistakes. Therefore, birth control is widely available and basically free in health-care oriented countries like the USA. Yet, your argument is invalid for you fail to mention the specific age bracket and, instead of having it as a domestic issue (which is fine), you expanded it into an international issue, which is not only extremely idealistic, it is rather impossible. The fact is, for many women across the world, it is impossible to have access to birth control, and is in fact against their respective religion. In addition, subjectively, are money shouldn't come out of our pockets to health agencies to pay for your mistakes. This is ridiculous. If you consent to have sex without a condom, you should suffer the consequences. We should not suffer because of your incompetence. In fact, this in particular offends me personally. If you continue with this debate, I will then delve into the past repercussions of this ideology and the possible future alternatives. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
chelseywalker

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Debate Round No. 2
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