They start this article with pro-life talking points:
When a man and a woman of a certain age have unprotected sex, there is always the possibility a baby will be made. Such are the facts of life with which, one would assume, a doctor is familiar.
But read the article. I was bemused reading it, that a grown adult, a physician, would launch a lawsuit for this:
And yet a 42-year-old Toronto physician recently tried to sue a woman with whom he’d had a casual sexual relationship for more than $4 million in damages, claiming “non-pathological emotional harm of an unplanned parenthood.”
Here’s what the physician was unhappy about, at age 42:
To use the language of the statement of claim, PP was emotionally harmed because he was deprived of the choice of falling in love, marrying, enjoying married life and, when he and his wife thought ‘the time was right,’ having a baby,” the judge wrote in his 18-page ruling.
The man is a cad and an idiot, who passed med school. Scary.
However, he is only buying into what he’s been told his whole life… that sex need not result in babies, that sex is an itch to be scratched, something nice that comes no strings attached and that ultimately, we can all plan parenthood. (Where have I heard that phrase before?)
It is only in a world where women get the ultimate and arbitrary right to do away with or keep babies based on how they feel that a lawsuit such as this can get off the ground. They obviously felt they had a chance, and quite frankly, I would have thought they did too.
I’m sad for the child, though. A friend’s son, who is growing up without his dad, has taken to asking whether his dad was a good guy. And the obvious answer here will be, sadly, no.