Yes, but only during the first 20 weeks, same as a woman.
Yes, but only during the initial period when a non-invasive technique works.
No, but he should have the right to be legally relieved of all responsibility.
NO! Only the woman has this right and he remains responsible.
I oppose all abortion, so neither have the right.
I Don't Know.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
As it is, that is the way it happens.
As it would be, no.
She brought a child into this world believing that he would be, voluntarily or not, supporting the child.
Under the proposal, she would not be thinking such if he said he wasn't.
Nor is there anything wrong with seeking fairness of choice.
That is wrong.
Her choice should only effect her.
It would likely reduce such things.
What you are saying under this proposal, is that if a woman knows the man would not support the child, she would have it anyway.
The likelihood of that would most likely swing in the opposite direction - that she would choose to abort unless she was able to support the child on her own.
You are also forgetting about the guys who would accept.
It is a great idea.
Woman would finally be making a truly informed decision.
No longer would you see those who shouldn't be mothers on shows like Jerry Springer saying that they are going to get their money.
Although not the topic.
It could even be reenforced with laws that prevent women from bringing children into this world if they are not mentally fit, and able to provided financial support for it, whether it be from them, the sperm donor, or family and friends who would go on the record as being responsible.
Then we would only be left with those who have temporarily fallen on hard times and need support.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
CA...it's not about my concern for child welfare. There is a biological disparity that can't be overridden.
All of the "dysfunctional family stories", sad as some might be...it is impossible employ a public policy to coerce a woman into reacting to a conception based on someone else beliefs on when and when they should not reproduce.
You have yet to outline just a simple version of what such a public policy's language would look like and how it would be enforced.
So far all I've seen is: LIFE'S NOT FAIR - I RAISE MY STAFF - LET THERE BE AN MALE OPT-OUT LAW! Poooof...and there came upon the earth...an opt-out law or public policy.
I've seen nothing but this way of controlling through coercion via a public policy as you call it. Since it's still not possible to create...it really is nothing less than a "I'm not gonna get mad - I'm gonna get even" mentality somehow converted into some form of legal instrument.
Actually this whole thing reminds me of stories about the flood of witch burning during the 16th century...ALL BASED ON...one person's perception of another person's life not being lived in a way they thought they should live.
So now...we would have to have a judicial system that can foretell the future of any given woman. In other words...okay...Ma'am, you'll have a dysfunctional family and the guy doesn't want to be a part of that so he's opting out.
The Opt-Outer...need to be way more specific about how this policy is constructed...and how to truly enforce it without infringing on the rights of a woman. EQUAL RIGHTS.
If you want "it's not fair" try being pregnant for nine months. While I was headed for pre-eclampsia (read potential organ damage and death) and needing surgery with general anesthesia to deliver my baby....I never thought that "dang, its not fair that only the mom has to go through this".
Sorry, but the numerous physical changes and potential damages that can come from pregnancy kinda over-rides any man's "it's not fair that she can opt out, but I cannot"
I am curious, men are obliged to pay child support once the baby is born - but are they required to pay pregnancy support? Never heard of it if there is such a thing.
But seriously, "opting out" of supporting your child - if any pro-life individual says this...I will say that it strengthens my view that many "pro-life" people are pro-fetus and not pro-life.