Renew America’s Steve Kellmer has written about Matt Dubay and his suit claiming that he should be able to “opt out” on being a father that is incredibly rich in thought and valid points. Please take a few minutes to read Kellmer’s entire discussion, which includes
How can he have responsibilities towards a fertilized egg that doesn’t even exist until hours after he has withdrawn from the woman, withdrawn from the bedroom, gotten dressed and gone home to wash his car? Conception happens hours, sometimes days, after having sex.
The pro-choice movement has been telling us (and continues to tell us) that there is no child at conception. If the “father” has never even been near the “mother” since they had sex hours or even days before fertilization, then how can he be held responsible?
We know that I believe that men become fathers and women become mothers at fertilization, whether in vitro or in vivo. Pointing out the inconsistencies of the pro-abortion side worked when we taught about partial birth and late term abortion. Mr. Dubay just gave us another, very strong illustration about the lack of logic in holding that parenthood or personhood develops over time.