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Is the rule "rape is always wrong" an absolute rule? I'm in college now and my Ethics professor asked us to find out if the rule of "rape is always wrong" is an absolute. I just want to know someone else's opinion.  I already have my position. I just need some other opinions to prove mines correct.

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There is no way to "prove" this to be true because it is simply a matter of opinion.

To my way of thinking, you are right and this is an absolute rule that applies in all cases, regardless of whether...

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