Friday, April 07, 2017

A Proposal Regarding "Wrongful Births"

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is in a tizzy because the Texas Senate passed a bill to eliminate "wrongful birth" lawsuits.

As much as I agree with the principle that doctors ought not to lie and/or withhold information, I find the concept of a "wrongful birth" is abhorrent. The state should not be sanctioning the idea that another person's mere existence is a harm to another. But I'd be willing to let the abortion lobby keep their "wrongful birth" lawsuits on one condition: That they also allow for a wrongful death lawsuit if a doctor lies and/or withholds information and a woman has an abortion as a result.

I'm not picturing any takers, though.

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