Pfizer messed up its birth control pill. Should it pay to raise babies?
If unintended pregnancies result from Pfizer's recent birth control pill mistake, should the company be required to pay for such babies' upkeep?
That is a huge liability - but I wonder what effects it would have on the children to know that they were accidental and that parents sued to get the money to raise them. I think there are far reaching consequences and no good answers.
Even when the pill is at it's highest quality standards no company claims their product is 100% effective. (Legally) a woman cannot be "forced" to have a child that she does NOT want. The same would hold true if there was a defective condom on the market. There are no accidental births. Morally it's a tough scenario to be put in.
Hmmm...I think there have been cases of "wrongful life" in the past, but usually as the result of of a botched vasectomy, tubal ligation or the like. However, the pill isn't 100% effective anyway (I think there's generally a 3% failure rate), so the problem for plaintiffs in such a lawsuit is to prove that - but for the mistake - they wouldn't have been in the 3% that would have gotten pregnant anyway. That's likely to be impossible. About the only way to win is if there's a class action suit and the judge looks at the aggregate numbers and says that a certain percentage of women well in excess of 3 percent (or whatever the failure rate is) became pregnant, thereby indicating liability on Pfizer's part.
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by Arora-Roux 8 years ago
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by britty_boo18 8 years ago
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by Jackie Lynnley 5 months ago
I read this was true and I just have to know if it is, please! Please provide links to prove what you say. Surely we are not going to be aborting babies ready to come into the world fully developed and healthy?
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