With Texas and potentially other states taking such a proprietary interest in having every woman carry every baby to term, why are those states not stepping up and providing pre-, neo- and postnatal child support for those embryos, fetuses and infants in which they have such a protective interest? After the point at which abortion is no longer legal, every new mom in the state should get, say, $1,000 per month from that point until the kid is 18.
If Texas really wants these babies and wants to play “in loco parentis,” it should put its money where its mouth is.
Women of Texas, let your legislature pay for their actions: Sue ’em for child support!
Stevan Johnson, Seattle