scalito's nomination is throwing all sorts of moral quandaries into the air, not the least of which is whether the law should force a woman to tell her husband she's getting an abortion.
my favorite angry professor has a discussion going on here.
her basic argument is:
And, as with abortion, there seems to be a sloppy elision of what people think is morally obligatory with what they think is, or should be, legally obligatory.
So. Should married women tell their husbands if they're going to have an abortion?
Yes, of course they should.
Should they be required by law to do so?
No, of course they shouldn't.
i'm trying to get to a larger question, but i think i'm too tired at the end of the day to be articulate. so i'll just let that stand there.
The Joy of Translating
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