So it appears we’re heading towards legislating out the medical tech that lets women control their bodies. In all likelihood it’s going to very negatively impact an existing human life (the woman’s). We have the medical wherewithal to mitigate things, but nonetheless we will make the woman carry the child to term and likely care for the child and forego the next several decades of her life, maybe never meeting her real husband and losing the other life options that were hers.
She’s in that position partially as a result of her own biological drives but also because the man involved can typically be extremely persuasive when driven by his own biological drives, promising love and marriage and “you’re the one” and, in the heat of the moment, pretty much anything that will move things forward.
But we also have the medical tech to conclusively determine the father via DNA though, right?
For every forced birth situation, let’s determine the father and sign ’em up for 18 years of child support. That doesn’t seem that hard given the woman is going to give up 18 years, possibly more, of her time here. It would also help at least partially solve the “going on the public dole” issue that a lot of those girls/women will be faced with.
Here’s how it would work. When a woman faces forced birth, she is legally obliged to list all recent partners. Now about 1-2% of unwanted pregnancies are reported to be divine conception (never had sex) but let’s have her at least list her boyfriends.
Then every boy/man listed comes in for a quick DNA test and the birth father is established and legally bound to pay for the child.
Rape always comes up as the corner case when discussing this kind of stuff. If the rapist can be found, DNA test proves it. If the rapist can’t be located, generous compensation to the woman from public funds.
Seems pretty fair, huh?
Note: I don’t support forced birth but think men should held to their responsibilities regardless.