As some of you know, in addition to serving as the president of SecularProLife.org, I go to law school (because doing just one or the other wouldn’t be nearly stressful enough). I’m currently taking a course called Law of Reproduction. It requires a 25-page paper, and I haven’t chosen a topic.
My current idea is to write about the impact that a state personhood amendment would have on the legality of the pill. There’s some medical debate as to whether or not the pill has any post-fertilization effect. Even if it does, it certainly doesn’t work that way all the time (or even most of the time), and there’s no way to know how it’s working in any particular instance. Given this uncertainty, claims from opponents that a personhood amendment would effectively ban contraception strike me as probably not being on solid legal ground; after all, we don’t ban all cars just because they might strike a pedestrian. But getting a more complete answer would require me to delve way beyond first-year tort law, and is probably not doable in 25 pages.
So if that doesn’t work out, what other topics do you suggest? I’m happy to share my research with you once it’s completed. Remember, it has to be something appropriate for Law of Reproduction. Thanks!