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Will Steeves goid at io.org
Mon Sep 6 19:54:48 EST 1993


Newsgroups: alt.abortion.inequity,soc.men,soc.women,alt.feminism,misc.legal
Subject: Re: One More Time - Sex is NOT a Crime. Sex is NOT a Crime. Sex is NOT

thf2 at kimbark.uchicago.edu (Ted Frank) writes...
>In article <14AUG199323223491 at zeus.tamu.edu> heretic at zeus.tamu.edu (Evolve or P
>rish) writes:
>>In article <1993Aug15.035814.19294 at midway.uchicago.edu>, thf2 at midway.uchicago.
>du writes...
>>>What right does the father have to exercise such awesome powers over his
>>>child's financial destiny?
>>
>>What right does the mother have to exercise such awesome powers over her
>>child's destiny PERIOD?

>I fail to see the relevance of this question.  Clearly, the mother has the
>same or greater duties as any other parent.

>>Many people, myself included, believe the mother has this right. The issue
>>here is: does a man have a right to decide whether he wants to raise a
>>child, or is he bound by the woman's decision?

>I fail to see the relevance of this question.  The duty is to the child,
>not to the other parent.

This is yet more legal trickery.  The duty may be 'to the child,' but it will
only accrue, if the other parent *seeks it*.  In other words, he IS bound, by
her decision to go after him.


>>People are bristling at the following scenario: a woman says, "I want to
>>have this baby, and YOU'RE going to pay for it."

>I don't find that scenario problematic.  (Or, for that matter, realistic
>or relevant.)  It's a father's duty to his child.  Not to the mother.
                                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Oh?  So mothers shouldn't have any duties towards their children?  Or should
only men PAY for children, Ted?  I've never seen such moralising from you
before.


>>At present, I have not thought about this enough to have an opinion on it,
>>but THIS is the issue you are asked to judge.

>I'm correcting the false premise that Darcy's argument centers around.

We're all waiting for you to tell us what it is.  Please, pray do tell.

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