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That doctors should be forced to perform medical procedures

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Javeh JavsJaveh Javs (PRO)
First off, I noticed your profile picture is of Rand Paul. When I saw this question I immediately thought of Rand debating Bernie Sanders. Let me ask this question. If you see someone being stabbed and don't do anything about it, aren't you an accessory to murder? If I go to a doctor and find out I have cancer, but can't afford my treatment, shouldn't that doctor be morally responsible for the death by refusing to treat me? I'm assuming the question is in the situation of mandatory healthcare treatment.

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2016-08-23 23:25:42
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lannan13lannan13 (CON)
I have to pass this round due to time restrictions. I will post my arguments next round. 
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2016-08-28 04:58:42
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lannan13lannan13 (CON)
Such a claim that my opponent makes is purposterous. We can see that many firms have many different types of doctors and people that would be more than happy to assist someone. Many times physicians don't support something and forcing them to do something against their will is that of a crime as you are taking away their personal rights. Do keep in mind that there are other types of opperations outside of life saving opperations, which there are tons of doctors who are willing to perform such opperations. Using euthanasia as an example, there is a great amount of doctors who oppose performing such an action and it is for these reasons you should vote Con in this debate. 

Physician-Assisted Suicide [euthanasia]:
  • 42% Had both a "religious and nonreligious objection" to physician-assisted suicide
  • 31% Had "no objection" to physician-assisted suicide
  • 21% Had a "nonreligious objection" to physician-assisted suicide
  • 5% Had a "religious objection" to physician-assisted suicide

Physician Characteristics:

  • 79% of Asian doctors in the US object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 71% of Hispanic doctors in the US object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 67% of White doctors in the US object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 65% of Black doctors in the US object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 79% of Catholic doctors object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 79% of Muslim doctors object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 75% of Protestant doctors object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 74% of Hindu doctors object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 54% of Jewish doctors object to physician-assisted suicide
  • 39% of doctors with no religious affiliation object to physician-assisted suicide
  • Physicians from the US Midwest are more likely to object to physician-assisted suicide than those from the US South [1][2]

1. To Die, to Sleep: US Physicians' Religious and Other Objections to Physician-Assisted Suicide, Terminal Sedation, and Withdrawal of Life Support" (Source: Farr A. Curlin, MD)
2. http://tinyurl.com/zd5v424

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2016-09-09 19:45:35
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Bi0HazardBi0Hazard
A strange opening for round 1.
Posted 2016-09-04 02:48:28
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2016-09-30 05:01:31
adminJudge: admin    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: lannan13
2016-10-01 03:12:43
Bi0HazardJudge: Bi0Hazard    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: lannan13
2016-10-06 21:52:51
ButterCatxJudge: ButterCatx    TOP JUDGE
Win awarded to: lannan13
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Forfeit, also lannan did a very good job of debating and brnging up important points.

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