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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    I propose that we stop feeding the obvious troll here.
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    So then the responsibilities and consequences become hers to bear, and hers only. Why subject the man to the realities of HER choice?
    Because the child still needs to be supported. You seem to be viewing child support as a form of punishment that men have to pay to women, when in actuality it's just part of the cost of raising a child who had nothing to do with the choices that either parent made.
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    If a woman chooses to keep her pregnancy and have a child against the man's wishes and she chooses to not use her legal option of birth control and have an abortion, should the man have to pay child suport for her choice.Should the man have to pay Child Support if he does not want the child and the woman decides to not opt to have an abortion as a means of contraception?I think that he should not be legally liable if he does not want the child. The woman has all the choice and can not only keep the baby and make him pay, but she can keep the baby, not tell him about the baby and then hit him up 18 years later for back Child Support.This thread is not about a woman's right to choose. That is legal and fine and all that. This thread is about a woman's choice subjegating a man to the role of a wallet for 18 years due to the whim of a woman's choice to keep a child against his wishes. Before we hear the whole, he shoulda kept it in his pants and now he has no choice in the matter. That is understood. That is the law. The issue is, is the law fair? As far as I am aware, there is no case law that deals with him being forced due to her choice. There is law about her having a choice, but none about why he should have to pay for her choice. That being said, this thread is not about the law, but about what is right. This is also not about exceptions: ie, she found out 5 months into her pregnancy due to irregular cycles, etc. This is about the woman that gets pregnant when the man wants to leave the marriage, or the woman that pricks the condom when having sex with a guy that she just met so that she gets pregnant and wants nothing to do with him or the times that a one-nighter turns into an 18 year nightmare simply because she wanted the child more and the state backs her decision out of sexism.Are women not responsible? Can she not be held liable for her own decisions?If she wants the baby, that is fine. She should have the baby and the man should be able to be out of the picture, should he so choose. If she doesn not want to raise the child on her own with no support, then she should abort. Easy as that. That is her right. That is the law. Hopefull I have explained all of this well enough. Yes, this is about abortion and threads like this exist in the Abortion Forum, but this is also a poll. I would like to know what people think outside the abortion debating crowd.Be nice please and just stick to the poll. If tangents occur please make a thread in the Abortion Forum as would be appropriate.Thanks...
    People should be held accountable for the things that they create. The man created a child, he should be held accountable for its well being. Child support isn't about the mother and it isn't about "subjugating" men. It's about the child.

    In short, if you created it, it's your responsibility. Whether or not the woman chooses to have the child has no effect on the fact that the man helped create it.

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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Because the child still needs to be supported. You seem to be viewing child support as a form of punishment that men have to pay to women, when in actuality it's just part of the cost of raising a child who had nothing to do with the choices that either parent made.
    True and child support will do just about little to nothing to support that child if there are no REAL parents that want that responsibility.

    Money will not get that done in the REAL world.
    There kids out there that have millions at there dispose but the parents arent parents so they are still dont get supported

    Its a fallacy to think that child support ALON has so substantial impact
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    People should be held accountable for the things that they create. The man created a child, he should be held accountable for its well being. Child support isn't about the mother and it isn't about "subjugating" men. It's about the child.

    In short, if you created it, it's your responsibility. Whether or not the woman chooses to have the child has no effect on the fact that the man helped create it.
    and child support still wont do that
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Because the child still needs to be supported. You seem to be viewing child support as a form of punishment that men have to pay to women, when in actuality it's just part of the cost of raising a child who had nothing to do with the choices that either parent made.
    It's more than "punishment" it's taxation without representation. The man gets no input. The woman is sole owner of choice, and you bind the man to that choice. The man is an idle player, yes? Doesn't conribute much and doesn't get a say. Then the choice to kill or bring to term is solely the woman's and that puts the man out of it. If he has no say, then he has no need to pay.
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    and child support still wont do that
    Won't do what?

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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Won't do what?
    do much in reality to support the child if the mother/father dont want to be REAL parents.
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    True and child support will do just about little to nothing to support that child if there are no REAL parents that want that responsibility.

    Money will not get that done in the REAL world.
    There kids out there that have millions at there dispose but the parents arent parents so they are still dont get supported

    Its a fallacy to think that child support ALON has so substantial impact
    Unfortunately there is very little the state can do to make people be more responsible parents (aside from cases of abuse/neglect). All the government can do is make them pay up, if they have money.
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    Re: Should Woman's Choice Trump the Man's??

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's more than "punishment" it's taxation without representation.
    The money goes to support the child. The government is merely the conduit through which this transaction occurs, and hardly qualifies as "taxation" any moreso than paying for your own child who lives with you qualifies as taxation.

    The man gets no input.
    He input his power cord into a woman's socket. Otherwise it wouldn't be an issue in the first place.

    The woman is sole owner of choice, and you bind the man to that choice. The man is an idle player, yes? Doesn't conribute much and doesn't get a say. Then the choice to kill or bring to term is solely the woman's and that puts the man out of it.
    This abortion analogy is a red herring. If a woman has an abortion, then there is no child that needs to be supported. If she doesn't, then there is. So given that there is a child (i.e. there was no abortion), both parents are held responsible for it under common law. If both agree, the child could be put up for adoption, thus absolving them of responsibility. But if one wants to raise it, the other can and should be required to pay child support.

    If he has no say, then he has no need to pay.
    It is his child and it needs to be supported, whether or not he wants the child. The child does not deserve to be financially punished because one or both of its parents made irresponsible choices.
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