Inmate May Not Ship Wife Semen: Courts: Sharply divided federal appeals panel overturns ruling that right to procreate even from prison is protected by the Constitution.
Somehow, I don't believe that the Supremes are going to field this one, if it gets appealed up that far. Frankly, I'm surprised it made it this far.
Rampaging liberal though I may be, I honestly don't think that people in prison have a constitutional right to procreate. It's a perfectly silly assertion on its face; nobody really has a constitutional right to procreation.
Can you just imagine how many times during deliberations one judge or another said or thought, "I do not believe that we're talking about semen shipments."Posted by iain at May 24, 2002 04:30 PM
This, along with the question of conjugal visits, has always seemed to me to be asked from the wrong point of view.
Irrespective of whether the person behind bars has the right to reproduce or to conjugal, doesn't the spouse? Remember, the spouse hasn't been convicted of anything. Aren't they entitled to what every other unconvicted person is?Posted by Steven Den Beste at May 24, 2002 11:43 PM