Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
DINGDINGDINGDINGDING! There you have it, folks! Machjo is concerned with taking away women's rights. End of.
I never denied I'm pro-life. But will you judge the question on an as hominem attack against me because you disagree with my stance on the right of the fietus in general terms or will you judge the question on its own terms independently of me.
If that not politically feasible, I could even agree to caveats.
For example, he can declare the foetus a human life starting at conception on the condition that he claims sole custody of the child (or at least once the victim reaches the age of maturity if he hasn't already), but that he can sue the perpetrator for child support.
We might even throw in that the parents of the victim can declare the foetus a human life starting at conception too if the victim is under-age.
And again, the victim still needs to prove on a balance of probabilities that the woman did sexually coerce him.
I know cases of men later fighting for visiting rights to a child they conceived while raping a woman. For both men and women victims, I would agree that if he can prove on a balance of probabilities that the other parent had sexually assaulted him and they were not married at the time of the assault, then the victim can deny visiting rights while still suing for child support.
If the sexual assault occurred within a marriage, then beyond a reasonable doubt. Within a marriage, we'd expect a couple to have sex and so if immediately after sex the woman goes to the police with 'proof' of rape because she plans on divorcing him and keep the child, it could be tough.
Yet even if they're not married, she could rape him and claim the opposite, so I'm still in two minds about it.
I guess the child should still have the right to know about the other parent even if that parent is convicted of rape. It's still his parent. But denying visiting rights or child support on a balance of probabilities I'm less certain about. For abortion though, since it is permanent, then I agree with balance of probabilities.
Last edited by Machjo; Oct 6th, 2016 at 06:39 AM..