Friday, March 30, 2012

Meanwhile, in Arizona, More Abortion Restrictions Planned

Mother Jones summarizes yet another forced birth proposal, this time from the state of Arizona. The proposal has several interesting parts. I have no idea how likely it is to pass but it's worth studying because it tells us about the intentions of the forced birthers.

From that angle this is worth noting:
The bill doesn't stop there. Under this law, if a doctor performs an abortion after that 18-weeks, he or she can be charged with a crime, have his or her license revoked or suspended, and can be held liable for civil penalties if the father of the fetus decides to pursue legal action.
Emphasis mine.

How would Arizona determine the "father of an aborted fetus"? Never mind. What struck me about all this is that once a fertilized egg is defined as a child all parental laws would apply from the moment of conception, right? I mean in the kind of world the forced birthers want to exist.

Thus, in that world, the minute a woman is pregnant the man who impregnated her would have extra rights over her body because of her pregnancy. She is now the aquarium for his future child, after all. That the aquarium is also a person is where the complications enter.