Should people be allowed to have their babies ears pierced

February 9, 2016, 3:43 pm

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The debate "Should people be allowed to have their babies ears pierced" was started by danielle on February 9, 2016, 3:43 pm. By the way, danielle is disagreeing with this statement. 11 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 17 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

danielle posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
ReadyToBegin posted 3 arguments, Freyja posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

stixkilla, voltagerage_21 and 9 visitors agree.
danielle, ReadyToBegin, ProudAmerican888, Freyja, yanny_banny, jfischthecat, WaspToxin, adriana, qqqq, Walter, lukeluckynuke123 and 6 visitors disagree.

I will say...FUCK NO!

1 month ago

For those who agree with baby ear piercing, would you also agree with nose or eyebrow piercings?

3 years, 4 months ago
ReadyToBegin
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I guess we are just discussing odd social norms. I also disagree with the baptism of babies. But babies do need a name so that is a far point.

3 years, 4 months ago

I think it is because it is putting them through some unnecessary pain that they don't understand.

clothes, food etc are things they need. Baptism is a religious tradition. But ear rings are like you said purely cosmetic, babies have no need for this kind of thing. agreed every parent has their opinion and can do what you like, for me personally I would wait until my child was old enough to decide what they want.

3 years, 4 months ago

why do adults need their ears pierced? it is purely cosmetic. babies don't get to choose anything. they're babies. parents choose whether to baptize them, they choose they're name, they choose everything. if they decide they don't want them later they will close up. I don't see how it is an issue.

3 years, 4 months ago

I agree with ready to begin!

my issues with it are that babies don't understand why it hurts or what it is! I also don't see why babies would even need their ears pierced!

3 years, 4 months ago
ReadyToBegin
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I,just feel like the child should have the right to decide. Not be forced to have earings, but like I said before. They can just close up later on.

I also don't see why parents need to pierce baby ears. It's like putting makeup on babies. Why?

3 years, 4 months ago

how would an infant understand any medical procedure? they aren't capable of making decisions for themselves. parents therefore make those decisions for them. so legally speaking, parents have that right.

morally speaking I don't really see the problem. it isn't causing permanent damage. chances are the child won't even remember it later. what exactly is your objection?

3 years, 4 months ago

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It's child mutilation. I don't see how it is.

I think it's only acceptable if you can be certain the child understands the consequences and can therefore consent to the operation. It will hurt and could even get infected. How would an infant understand this?

3 years, 4 months ago

I don't know. I feel like the child should grow up more first and decide. Though the holes can close later on. I don't see a reason for the parent to do this to someone who can't decide for themselves.

3 years, 4 months ago
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