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Legalization of adult incest: Is an incest ban bad public policy?

  • Yes Legalize it

    Incest between consenting adults should be permitted and excellent expression of love!

    I don't think the genetic problems are really significant. There is the benefit of keeping the good genetics within the "Family" which in the past some Royal families did. In this country we have freedom. Freedom of expression of love and sex should be free.
    Sons in love with Moms, Daughters in love with Dad's. Brother and sister connections are wonderfully satisfying.

    As for cousins -- Don't even worry. Unfortunately the Laws are antiquated.

  • Yes - Stop the ban!

    I don't think the genetic problems are really significant. There is the benefit of keeping the good genetics within the "Family" which in the past some Royal families did. In this country we have freedom. Freedom of expression of love and sex should be free.
    Sons in love with Moms, Daughters in love with Dad's. Brother and sister connections are wonderfully satisfying.

    As for cousins -- Don't even worry. Unfortunately the Laws are antiquated.

  • This is difficult. Freedom is difficult.

    Should we legalize crack cocaine? Should we legalize heroin? Should we legalize the ability to walk freely down the street naked? Freedom is a difficult thing. You may say " its detrimental to our society" Well of course it is. But we have the freedom to make our nation a cesspool for destruction.

  • Legally Banning Adult Incest: an abuse of the law.

    These days and age, we have lots of birth control. Therefore for consenting adult incest inbreeding is a non issue. Having sex only affects the parties involved unless there is a case of assault or rape. As in many states and nations, there are laws that ban all incest. Law is to regulate public safety. These incest laws are against underage incest, and rape incest. They are also against incest between consenting adults incest. The latter doesn't put anyone in danger. There is no safety issue. Today we have a good handle on many mental health issues and do not have to cede to the superstitions of the past. I was in such a past these laws were made. Also these laws were based on Old Testament Laws for Israel. We have many non-religious and Atheist people. These laws affect their right to happiness.

    So I say these laws need to be revised to allow adult relatives to engage in consensual sex. If revised, then people won't be made criminals for participating in such a private matter.

  • It shouldn't be illegal.

    If you are religious and are mad because it's a sin, you might want to rethink it because Adam and Eve had their 3 kids and there was the 5 of them and they would have had to have had sex with each other (commit incest) in order for anybody to exist. There's two parts of this you need to look at; the act of incest and the emotions of love. Yes, the act of incest does cause birth defects but the birth defects of the fetus does not disprove or belittle the love they share. There's many ways they could have a relationship without causing harm to a fetus; by simply not having one- getting an abortion, getting spayed (female) or nurtured (male) or simply refraining from vaginal sex. There should be no laws against victimless crimes. They have no place in a freedom and democratic society.

  • Yes, though reprehensible, the activity shouldn't be banned

    Private relationships between consenting adults should not be regulated. I do not believe incest between adults is healthy, but I also do not believe that government has the authority to interfere. But I also believe that society, through it's ability to discriminate can "regulate" such behavior through voluntary relationships - which is a legitimate control on deviant behavior.

  • Incest should be illegal

    Incest should be illegal, even among consenting adults. It has been shown that incest can lead to many birth defects and complications. Public policy should be in place that forbids this from happening for the sake of future generations. It can be very psychologically traumatizing as well, and can lead to serious psychological issues.


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