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Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret A. Simons, and Marybeth Timmermann

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780252039003

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252039003.001.0001

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My Point of View: An Outrageous Affair

My Point of View: An Outrageous Affair

(p.258) My Point of View: An Outrageous Affair
Feminist Writings
Debbie Mann, Marybeth Timmermann
University of Illinois Press

To the Presiding Judge of the 26th Chamber:

Having been informed by Marie Bataille of the situation which, after two years of proceedings, will take her before the criminal court, I wish to convey to you my point of view about this affair.

For a long time I have been an activist for voluntary motherhood. I believe that a woman has the right to choose to have or to not have a child, and in the first case, to choose the father of her child. Therefore I welcomed the recent law on abortion and before that, the 1972 law on filiation, which requires that the child be recognized in its biologic and sociologic reality....

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