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Comment Re:Close to owning (Score 1) 374

reproductive decisions are joint up to the point of fertilising the egg. After that point, I think that it is reasonable to hold the blanket belief that the woman is the residual claimant of all remaining reproductive aspects.

Comment Re:Close to owning (Score 1) 374

Doesn't makes sense to be honest.

Let's take an extreme hypothetical. Sometime in the future an egg is fertilised outside a woman's body and grows for 8 1/2 months in a "test-tube" following the kind of growth patterns we know happens in the womb.

Someone comes along and chucks the tube in a bin killing the foetus. Should we charge him with murder. My answer is yes sure.

Similarly, the frozen fertilised egg in the fridge is as much a part of the woman's body as if it were in her womb. She can do as she pleases with it. It's her body and no one else's

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Comment Re:Close to owning (Score 1) 374

Ethically eggs whether fertilised or unfertilised whether in the woman or outside is part of the woman's body. She has exclusive rights to do as she pleases with them regardless of the desires and opinion of the man who fertilised the eggs or paid to remove and incubate the eggs.

So the woman should equal able to implant, store, or toss the eggs into a bin. Just as she has the moral right when they are inside her to do as she pleases with the eggs (the pill, abort). It's her body regardless of any scientific innovation allowing part of her body to survive for brief periods in a test-tube in a fridge.

Men's rights to sperm really never plays a role here.

Comment Re:Close to owning (Score 1) 374

You're right, on second thought.

Basically, the fertilised egg ought to be seen as being part of the woman's body if it's inside the womb or outside. So it's her choice to do whatever she wants with it. The woman owns it.

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