Utah recently enacted a law requiring women to wait 72 hours before having an abortion.
The idea, according to its sponsor, is to give abortion shoppers time to think and become fully informed before they make their purchase. Like they haven’t already been doing that since the moment they found out they were pregnant. […]
If waiting 72 hours before resolving an unwanted pregnancy is a good idea, why not a 72-hour wait before getting pregnant on purpose? Given issues of overpopulation and increasing poverty, it’s only fair to the rest of us that you go through a cooling-off period.
Granted, waiting three days to have sex may not be anything out of the ordinary (and might even be considered the fun part) but it’s the legal paperwork and license that would put a damper on it.
A three-day waiting period should be mandatory before buying a pet. If you live within half a mile of another human being, your dog or cat isn’t entirely your problem.
All sorts of things should require a waiting period that allowed you to reconsider and make a more fully informed choice.