Friday, April 3, 2009

Cornell Law professor Sherry Colb compares fetus to a rapist

Thanks to the Creative Minority for pointing out this professor's atrocity-by-analogy:
Particularly at the later stages of pregnancy, the right to abortion does not protect an interest in killing a fetus as such. What it protects instead is the woman's interest in not being physically, internally occupied by another creature against her will, the same interest that explains the right to use deadly force, if necessary, to stop a rapist. Though the fetus is innocent of any intentional wrongdoing and the rapist is not, the woman's interest in repelling an unwanted physical intrusion is quite similar.
Right. Merely by not wanting the baby, a woman empowers herself to use deadly force. Her will alone is sovereign, and all other considerations must yield. Professor Colb, how do you sleep?

UPDATE: Linked at Sundries Shack.

UPDATE II: Linked by Pundette (a mother of 7).

UPDATE III: Linked by Daily Gator.


  1. What an incredibly sick and perverted way for a woman to look at her own child. Has this woman given birth? Carrying a child inside oneself is a beautiful thing that eludes description. I'd wager that this vile and false rapist analogy never occurred to any woman of sound mind.

  2. Sherry Colb is the perfect example of someone educated far beyond their abilities. Coddled from day one, she is not even a useful idiot but one liberal, immoral frog croaking from the riverside like all the rest.

    How sad is it that the only thing someone like Colb can produce is rhetoric that insults most decent people?

    Perhaps the Colbs of the world should consider the incredible waste of amino acids and oxygen they have all become and make the necessary arrangements to unload their personal and moral debt from society as a whole.

    You know, before someone classifies them as neo-rapists or something.