When Karissa Fretwell became pregnant with Billy in 2015, her boyfriend wanted her to get an abortion, but she chose life. After she filed for child support in 2019, she and her son were killed by the boyfriend. The RTCL Act would prevent the crimes of forced abortion and mother-child double homicide.

The Right to Choose Life Act
Every debt is incurred "as a result of doing something" (MacMillan Dictionary). When a male impregnates a female, he incurs a postnatal support debt, because he has done the thing which results in him owing child support when his offspring is born. Today, he is able to get his debt forgiven (or "to get out of paying child support") by persuading his pregnant girlfriend to get an abortion. If she consented to the act which caused the pregnancy, then she incurs a prenatal support debt. She pays off her debt prenatally, by providing their offspring with the essentials of life for nine months (oxygen, water, food, and protection).

After the nine months, he would start paying off his debt postnatally. But if he doesn't want to pay his postnatal support debt, then he is tempted to either make her get an abortion or kill her for not getting one. That's why homicide is a leading cause of death for pregnant women (see 2021 Study by Obstetetrics & Gynecology). Those homicides prove that at the present time we are not adequately protecting a woman's right to choose life. This is where the Right to Choose Life Act comes into play.

The RTCL Act is a bipartisan bill of law which would protect a woman's right to choose life. It does that by giving every pregnant woman the option to certify the creditorship of her unborn offspring, so that the support debts (owed to the creditor) would not be forgiven if someone was to kill the creditor. Instead, the support debts would be converted into reimbursement for wrongful death, payable to the caretakers of the child(ren) specified on the certificate of creditorship. The one(s) most responsible for the wrongful death would be liable for the reimbursement. An example of the certificate of creditorship is linked below.

Certificate of Creditorship

Under the RTCL Act, the certificate of creditorship (linked above) would be legal and binding. It would take away the motive for forced abortion, thereby preventing the woman from being pressured into getting an abortion. Every pregnant woman who is choosing life has the right to protect the safety and wellbeing of her offspring and of herself, and the RTCL Act empowers her to do just that. Linked below is the latest version of the Right to Choose Life Act (with commentary).

Right to Choose Life Act

If you see any way that the RTCL Act can be improved, then please contact us and let us know. Since the certificate of creditorship is an option, rather than a requirement, there is no reason for a woman to oppose the RTCL Act. If there is a reason why you oppose it, then please contact us and let us know what your reason is. So far, we only know of two reasons: 1. You're a sex trafficker and you don't want your customers to have to pay child support when they make one of your girls pregnant, or 2. You're a man who wants to continue having a way to get out of paying child support whenever you make a woman pregnant.

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