At the top of the page, the Day by Day cartoon is still playing outthe “pregnancy” of one of the characters.
Today, we find out that Damond and Jan both feel as though they have no “say in the matter.”
Well, as a mother and a grandmother and a woman who had a couple of unplanned pregnancies, I can identify with this helpless feeling.
But, there is now a third person who most certainly does not have any say in the matter. And, unlike the other two, the third person never had a “choice” to change his or her actions or decisions that could have avoided the whole confusing, overwhelming situation.
There are consequences to our actions. There are consequences to just being and functioning as a human. We may not plan for those consequences or our plans may fail. And sometimes we truly can’t control our bodies as completely as we like. But, we can control our intentional actions and are responsible for the consequences of those intentional actions. Just as when we have a car wreck, or if someone falls in a hole we dug in our yard, we can’t avoid our own responsibility for those consequences of getting in a car or making a hole in the ground.
For more on this subject, the best source is at the Libertarians for Life Library.