Excuse me if I don't fall down on my knees at the alter of 'a woman's right to her own body' when there are actually two other humans involved in this besides her.
You seem to think "feelings" matter to rights, they dont.
would i think thats a ****ty thing to do? yes
does that change the fact its her right? no
2.) none of this matters to her rights and the law
3.) wrong its about rights, its only the failed desperation argument that TRIES to make about others or feelings. Its not. Its about rights.
Reword it 15 different ways at the end of the day it was simply rights being protected
How is this based on logic, facts, or rights in any way whatsoever. Would this apply to peeping toms if the peeper was an ex? of course not because thats stupid.
2.) again your opinions have no impact on her rights
3.) see #2
You think opinions on this topic run down political lines, hence your 'typical liberal' remark which is what prompted me to chime in. Unlike abortion, SSM, gun-control, etc, opinions on this topic do not run down party/lean affiliation. People of very deferring political standings agree on this.
Del Z, the following is what I feel is relevant in this case to the previous questions asked.
There are more than just mother's (parental) rights and father's (parental) rights of a baby at play when it comes to this issue. There is also the mother's and baby's health concerns and mother's right to privacy during a medical procedure (and yes, delivering a child is a medical procedure).
So you have:
father's "right" to see child delivered vs mother's right to medical privacy and medical concerns for both the baby and the mother
Given the facts here, there is no doubt that the mother's rights/needs (and by extension the baby's as well) come before any supposed "right" there may be to the father seeing the child born.
When it comes to a child, not all parental "rights" are going to be equal. For example, given the nature of breastfeeding, the mother will have more say in this area when it comes to at her time with the child than the father. If she wants to breastfeed and can, that is going to be her right to do so no matter the father's input here. (Now, I will say that if the mother is putting the child in danger by breastfeeding her/him, such as she is HIV positive, then no, she should not be able to breastfeed without facing negative consequences regarding her parenting since breastfeeding in that case would put the child at risk.) On the same token, if she does not want to breastfeed, the father cannot force her to breastfeed, even if he feels it is best for his child. (These discussions on this case kind of make me wonder when we might see a court case regarding breastfeeding when it comes to children and parental rights.)
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
I guess if the kid gets sick and goes to the hospital when they're with the dad, he can keep her from entering the room too.