Parental Rights Question
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|Thu, 04-02-2009 - 8:53pm|
Ok so this indirectly involves abortion but I wanted opinions from people who are pro life...
When do parental rights begin? By that I mean the the right of a parent to make decisions on behalf of their child without fear of a doctor or the government stepping in and forcing their opinion?
The reason I ask is due to the whole fetal rights movement. I know it is meant to limit the reproductive rights of women who are seeking an abortion but what happens when it starts limiting the rights of women who wish to continue a pregnancy?
For example a woman is 41+ weeks pregnant and thus far other than being late there are no other concerns. Her OB wanted to schedule an induction date and she is against it wanting to go into labor on her own. Should her OB be able to force her via court order to undergo an induction all in the name of fetal rights? Where do her rights as a parent begin?
Another example is a woman of