Go Ahead, Lawmakers: Make Dads Pay
$5,000 is a pretty sad settlement. It won’t pay for a baby, much less a wedding budget. But hey, if lawmakers want to dis-incentivize men abandoning their children, I’m all for it.
John StonestreetMaria Baer
Earlier in July, an Ohio Democratic state senator thought she was taking a courageous stand against the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe v. Wade. She introduced a bill that would allow pregnant women to file civil lawsuits against the men who got them pregnant. Those men could then be on the hook for up to $5,000 in damages.
The senator, an outspoken abortion supporter, said she wrote the bill to counteract Ohio’s “draconian” abortion restrictions. However, instead of making a statement for abortion, the bill is more of a solution for abortion and an endorsement of marriage. After all, the idea that men should take responsibility for the babies they make isn’t revolutionary… or at least it shouldn’t be. In a Christian vision, sex and babies go together and shouldn’t be separated. So, God established a way to hold them together: Cultures around the world call this arrangement “marriage.”
In fact, $5,000 is a pretty sad settlement. It won’t pay for a baby, much less a wedding budget. But hey, if lawmakers want to dis-incentivize men abandoning their children, I’m all for it.
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