[extropy-chat] Stem Cell Politics

Mike Lorrey mlorrey at yahoo.com
Thu May 19 01:30:39 UTC 2005

--- Olga Bourlin <fauxever at sprynet.com> wrote:
> From: "Mike Lorrey" <mlorrey at yahoo.com>
> > If she demands the right to go so far as to kill the results of her
> > irresponsibility, then the equally irresponsible male involved
> should
> > have an equal right to participate in that decision (and equal
> weight
> > in the outcome). Those who want the responsibility pay 100% of the
> > bills and keep all parental rights. Those who don't are off the
> hook.
> What if she wasn't responsible (as in pregnancy by force)?  What do
> you say then, Mike?

Not being responsible is a definition of 'irresponsible'. The proper
word you are looking for is non-consensual. That being the case, she
can't be bound by a biological contract she did not cognizantly consent to.

Mike Lorrey
Vice-Chair, 2nd District, Libertarian Party of NH
"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.
It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves."
                                      -William Pitt (1759-1806) 
Blog: http://intlib.blogspot.com

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