Roe at 41

Excellent article. Recent abortion cases have uncovered a weakness in the arguments of the Roe court: if the harms of unwanted pregnancy are largely those of future economic and personal hardship, not pregnancy itself, then the fathers of unborn children have nearly as much right as mothers to terminate a pregnancy. And if men who cause their sexual partners to have unwanted abortions (that’s what happened in some of these cases) can be prosecuted for feticide, why does the law define the fetus as a person if killed by his father and as a non-person, Constitutionally speaking, if killed by his mother?

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.

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