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Maybe you DO have to be born in France!
January 14, 2002 3:48 PM   Subscribe

Maybe you DO have to be born in France! After much debate, and worldwide press, the French Parliament has decided that you were supposed to be born. Glad to know that. So much for the worst FPP ever.
posted by dwivian (10 comments total)

 
no, if this was the WFPPE, several of the meficops would already have let you know.
posted by quonsar at 3:56 PM on January 14, 2002


Wow. Imagine suing someone because you exist... "I have the right not to have existed..." This goes way beyond conventional law into the realms of metaphysics.
posted by mokey at 3:58 PM on January 14, 2002


well, actually.....

That's what Our Cruel FPP was about. The outcome was a decision by Ultrasound Techs to go on strike, making it safe for doctors to "not know".

Ugh.
posted by dwivian at 4:08 PM on January 14, 2002


Wow. Imagine suing someone because you exist... "I have the right not to have existed..." This goes way beyond conventional law into the realms of metaphysics.

Well, they did produce Sartre.
posted by elfgirl at 4:11 PM on January 14, 2002


Great -- the link led me back to that unbearable thread and now I've broken out in hives again. Does anybody know if tweek! has been properly banished to AOL chat rooms or does he still lurk around here?
posted by argybarg at 5:01 PM on January 14, 2002


You will likely be surprised that over half of all American state jurisdictions allow tort actions for "Wrongful Life" or "Wrongful Birth."

Other states, like Minnesota (where I live) have banned such actions by statute, much as the French Parliament has done. I'm surprised that wasn't mentioned.

(Check for your state!)
posted by norm at 7:01 PM on January 14, 2002


I guess I should have read the previous link before I responded, eh? Hrmph.
posted by norm at 7:03 PM on January 14, 2002


The French Parliament has decided that you were supposed to be born. Glad to know that.

Did you read more of the article than just the three first lines ?
posted by XiBe at 2:23 AM on January 15, 2002


Yup. Did you?

The Upper House (Senate) has not yet voted. It's not expected to be a problem there. The parents can still sue, but the restrictions are harder to overcome (doctor REALLY screwed up, for instance).
posted by dwivian at 7:02 AM on January 15, 2002


argybarg --

Great -- the link led me back to that unbearable thread and now I've broken out in hives again.

Well, for what it's worth, this thread led me back to that interesting (if troll-plagued) thread; I learned quite a bit and actually saw some interesting discussion. It was worth putting up with tweek's tiresome insistence on flinging doo-doo.
posted by BT at 7:33 AM on January 15, 2002


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