Can newborns ask for consent to do…well, anything they do? Last time a baby spit up on my shoulder I don’t remember her asking consent first.
Children, not just fetuses, get special protection under the law because they are unable to make rational decisions for themselves. They also get special protection because they are vulnerable and need protection that we adults don’t.
If I was holding a newborn and decided I no longer wanted to hold that newborn, if I withdraw consent, can I just drop the newborn on the floor and walk away? Or am I obligated to care for that newborn until such a time as I can pass him or her into the care of another responsible person, preferably an adult?