Friday, November 17, 2006

Family law & technology: addendum

Salon does it two days in a row, this time with a post in Broadsheet about a German court ordering a gynecologist to pay child support to a woman whose contraceptive implant failed.

It's one thing to call for the men responsible for making babies to cough up the cash and provide for their chitlins, but a court in Germany this week has redefined the concept of responsibility for children with a ruling that will no doubt stand as a low moment in judicial discretion. According to the BBC, a gynecologist who inserted a contraceptive patch that left his patient chagrined and with child has been ordered to pay child support.