Top 5 Most Controversial Topics (2019)

1. Abortion

“The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy, most often performed during the first 28 weeks of pregnancy. “

This has been one of the most controversial topics in the modern history of the world and it keeps being a delicate discussion nowadays.

People that stand for abortion, contend that choosing abortion is a right that shouldn’t be restricted by any kind of authority or individuals, and which surpasses any right claimed for a fetus. They also say that women that are pregnant will choose to do unsafe illegal abortions if there is no option of doing this in a legal way.

People that do not stand for abortion, state that individual human life begins at fertilization, and consequently abortion is the immoral killing of an innocent human being. Besides, they declare that abortion inflicts suffering on the unborn child, and that it is not fair to allow abortion when there are couples who cannot biologically conceive and willing to adopt.

2. Euthanasia

“The painless killing of a patient suffering from an incurable and painful disease or in an irreversible coma. The practice is illegal in most countries.”

As the abortion, the euthanasia has been another really discussed topic over the years.

People that stand for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide contend that terminal ill people should have the right to finish their suffering with a easy, fast and dignified death. They defend that the right to die is protected by the same constitutional safeguards that assure such rights as marriage, procreation, and the termination of a life that is possible to save with a medical treatment

People that do not stand for euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide state that doctors have a moral reliability to keep their convalescents alive as it appeared in the Hippocratic Oath. They argue there might be a “slippery slope” from euthanasia to murder, and that making legal euthanasia will unfairly target the poor and disabled and originate incentives for insurance companies to finish human lives to save money.

3. Prostitution

“The practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment. “

People that stand for legalizing prostitution think it would decrease crime, enhance public health, increment tax revenue, help people out of poverty, get prostitutes out off the streets, and make possible that consenting adults could take their own choices. They state that prostitution is a victim-less crime and that some countries, provinces and states around the world have legalized this act.

People that do not stand for making prostitution legal would head to increment in sexually transmitted diseases such as AIDS, global human trafficking, and violent crime including rape and homicide. They state that prostitution is constitutionally immoral, commercially exploit and promotes the oppression of women by men.

4. Immigration

“The action of coming to live permanently in a foreign country.”

Only a really reduced group of countries see a net positive migration rate each year. Canada, the United States, Australia, Russia, and most of Western Europe make that list. The rest of countries have net migration loses (African Countries, South American…)

People that stand for immigration defend that immigration diversifies local economies, bringing new perspectives, experiences and different ideas; it increases the population base, offering them knowledge and wisdom to be shared with others; it encourages entrepreneurism, immigrants are highly productive, making it possible to create new jobs, drive innovation and they make easier to establish worker specialization

People that do not stand for immigration state that immigration can cause over-population issues, this can happen in the wealthy countries while under-population issues can start to form in the developing world; it encourages disease transmission, diseases are transferred to new regions because of immigration; it is easier to exploit immigrants, filing false charges, physical abuse and even refusing to pay owed wages is more common within immigrant circles than with native population…

5. Death Penalty

“The punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital crime. “

People that stand for the death penalty contend that it is an important mechanism for enforcing law and order, deters crime, and costs less than life imprisonment. They also defend that “an eye for an eye” honors the victim, console grieving families, and guarantees that the perpetrators of horrendous crimes never have an opportunity to cause future tragedy.

People that do not stand for the death penalty state that it has no impediment effect on crime, unfairly gives governments the power to take human life, and preserves social injustices by disproportionately targeting people of color and people who cannot afford good lawyers. They also say that lifetime jail verdicts are a more though and less expensive punishment than death.

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