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    Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health and Reproductive Systems?

    1. Yes?

    2. No?

    3. Under Certain Circumstances (Briefly list what circumstance(s))

    4. Does a male dominated government have the right to legislate controls over women's health issues and reproduction?

    5. Does a male dominated religion have the right, through its teachings and doctrine, to have to control over women's health issues and reproduction ?

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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    Only when those issues conflict with a child's safety and right to live.
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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    well, off hand, i'd have to say .. no.

    but then again, women's health issues were made part of public policy.. and men are part of "public.. so i'd say ..yes

    then again, i'd say what a woman does with her body is her problem.. and i'd say.. no

    then again, id say that women want other people, including men, to subsidize ( through government and insurance pools) their women's health treatments, so i'd say yes.


    overall, i'd day that if a woman takes care of her health issues herself, nobody else really has a say.... but if you puts her private health issues into the public policy sphere, she invites everyone else into having a say about her womb.

    it's not an easy yes or no answer.... that's what i'm getting at.

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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    Yes. Barefoot, pregnant and ignorant are the only things any woman should strive for.
    The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.

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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Only when those issues conflict with a child's safety and right to live.
    According to the law of the land, huh James?

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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    False dichotomy on several levels.


    1. Women vote and have a say in government. There are slightly more women than men. Therefore to call the gov male dominated is questionable.
    2. Not all women are pro-choice on abortion. Many are pro-life.
    3. Not all men are against abortion.


    To frame this question in this manner is to ignore many facts, most important among them that this is not a male dominating female issue, but an issue with proponents on both sides in fairly similar gender distributions.
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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    While women's health issues are different from men's....i.e., their reproductive systems...the human body is pretty much the same beyond that.

    Health issues shouldn't be controlled by anyone except the individual involved. We look to experts for protocols -- how best to treat breast cancer...how best to treat ovarian cancer...how best to, well, I think you get the idea. If those protocols are put in place by experts who are more heavily weighted to men in the drivers' seats, I have no problem with that. I have confidence in treatment recommendations made by the AMA...I don't look behind the curtain to see if there are more males than females.
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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    False dichotomy on several levels.


    1. Women vote and have a say in government. There are slightly more women than men. Therefore to call the gov male dominated is questionable.
    2. Not all women are pro-choice on abortion. Many are pro-life.
    3. Not all men are against abortion.


    To frame this question in this manner is to ignore many facts, most important among them that this is not a male dominating female issue, but an issue with proponents on both sides in fairly similar gender distributions.
    Thanks for your opinions, Goshin...

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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    I'm sure this is about men having views on abortion and your partisan talking points of "sexist men legislating reproductive rights" etc.
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    Re: Do MEN have a Right to CONTROL Women's Health Issues and Reproductive Systems?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I'm sure this is about men having views on abortion and your partisan talking points of "sexist men legislating reproductive rights" etc.
    What's your response to at least one of the poll questions Digsbe?

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