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 <1993Aug15.020550.17027 at rotag.mi.org> kevin at rotag.mi.org (Kevin Darc
>>If it's an option that the biological mother freely DECLINES, then why must
>>the biological father pay for her unilateral choice? By what right does she
>>exercise such awesome powers over his financial destiny?
>What right does the father have to exercise such awesome powers over his
>child's financial destiny?
And I ask again - what right does the mother have to exercise such awesome
powers over his financial destiny? Claiming that "the child's interests
take priority" won't really get you very far, nor *should* it.
>The father owes the child a legal duty.
On what basis? Tort or contract? I see neither.
>Once again, you make the mistake that the obligation ensues from the
>pregnancy, rather than from the child-parent relationship.
Oh, but without the pregnancy, there would be *no* parent-child
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