Mother or Father as Guardian of the Baby? Mother.

On October 30, 2018 I wrote this note on the LRC blog: “Should We Favor The Mother In Child Custody Cases? Yes.” (https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/693930/). I received two critical comments on this, see below. Here is my response to Scott Tips: I was talking deontology, rights, you are discussing pragmatism. I based my claim on the mother, in child custody cases, since she did the lion’s share of “homesteading,” mixing her labor with the fetus, compared to the father. I think this is broadly in keeping with the quintessentially libertarian property rights theory of John Locke and Murray Rothbard. In contrast, you … Continue reading Mother or Father as Guardian of the Baby? Mother.