View Poll Results: Once he refused to marry her, her decision became none of his business

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    Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    I am going to ask everybody to vote as though you were pro-choice. Pretend you are just not yourself, for as long as it takes you to answer the question.

    This poll will be based on two prior threads, if you want to acquaint yourself. Zimmer posted up the hill in this folder (polls).

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...billboard.html

    And I posted down the hill in the Abortion folder.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/aborti...billboard.html

    All I really want to know is this:

    Once he knew she was pregnant and refused to ask for her hand in marriage, should he have retained any rights to say what her next move was? Please don't keep in mind that she may have, as friends stated, miscarried. Use the situation as a guide and refer back to the first sentence in this paragraph.

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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    He never had any such rights in the first place. A woman chooses whether or not to give a baby to a man. A man chooses whether or not to give a name to a baby.

    If a man and a woman can not come to terms with this, they have no business making babies together.

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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    I'm kind of over it. They both acted poorly, he acted worse. It was childish, it was stupid, and he'll probably regret it in the long run. But the world ain't ending over a domestic dispute.
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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    He never had any such rights in the first place. A woman chooses whether or not to give a baby to a man. A man chooses whether or not to give a name to a baby.

    If a man and a woman can not come to terms with this, they have no business making babies together.
    So, theoretically, a happily married couple... woman gets pregnent... man is happy... woman is not... woman says 'I am getting an abortion'... man is supposed to say 'sure honey, whatever you say'???

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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    The decision was never his business to begin with so it's irrelevant. Whether or not he wanted to marry her has nothing to do with the fact that it's her body, her decision.
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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    He never had any such rights in the first place. A woman chooses whether or not to give a baby to a man. A man chooses whether or not to give a name to a baby.

    If a man and a woman can not come to terms with this, they have no business making babies together.
    the only problem is that the woman can choose to make the man pay for the baby for 18 years, whether he wants it or not. not fair, but guys should always keep that in the back of their mind before they engage their warp drives.
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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    her body, her decision. with one caveat

    her body, her decision, her financial responsibility
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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    So, theoretically, a happily married couple... woman gets pregnent... man is happy... woman is not... woman says 'I am getting an abortion'... man is supposed to say 'sure honey, whatever you say'???
    the hard fact is that no one but the woman has any say over her body, and i don't know a single woman who would have an abortion "just because". the situation you describe is probably quite rare.

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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    So, theoretically, a happily married couple... woman gets pregnent... man is happy... woman is not... woman says 'I am getting an abortion'... man is supposed to say 'sure honey, whatever you say'???
    The problem is, these are decisions that ought to be discussed and made long before the situation ever comes up. If they cannot come to a decision, then the actions that may lead to that decision should never be taken in the first place.

    Of course, that requires rational, reasonable people and we all know how hard those are to come by these days.
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    Re: Poll based on two other threads re: Billboard Dude

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    the only problem is that the woman can choose to make the man pay for the baby for 18 years, whether he wants it or not. not fair, but guys should always keep that in the back of their mind before they engage their warp drives.
    I should think a VERY high percentage of men in his shoes would have been relieved.

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