View Poll Results: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to abort his baby?

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  • Yes, but only during the first 20 weeks, same as a woman.

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  • Yes, but only during the initial period when a non-invasive technique works.

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  • No, but he should have the right to be legally relieved of all responsibility.

    50 49.50%
  • NO! Only the woman has this right and he remains responsible.

    21 20.79%
  • I oppose all abortion, so neither have the right.

    22 21.78%
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    it certainly is the same to consenting to the possibility of pregnancy. The way men look at this is totally skewed because they do not get pregnant. The man is responsble for taking every precaution for making certain that those swimmers don't make it if he does not keep them in wraps than he is consenting to any obligations that result form sex.
    If birth were not a choice and resulted from sex even a majority of the time, you may have a point. As it is, you don't.
    Birth is now a choice.
    The man should have an effective right of choice also.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    The she has to decide what to do. As I said, it's entirely her choice.

    edit: if she's that moralistic regarding having babies and being pregnant, it's not very likely that she is going to be getting pregnant in the first place, unless she's either stupid, or negligent with her own body.
    That really not fair to all parties and it is inaccurate. It is also rife with judgement and assumptions about people who get pregnant despite their use of all available precautions. If a man and women consent to sex, both are responsible for birth control. If both don't practice birth control then both are responsible for the outcome.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    Don't you think that at a certain age..a female desires a child??
    Some don't.


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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Since when does a man abort a child? WTF?

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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    That really not fair to all parties and it is inaccurate. It is also rife with judgement and assumptions about people who get pregnant despite their use of all available precautions. If a man and women consent to sex, both are responsible for birth control. If both don't practice birth control then both are responsible for the outcome.
    It's her body which will be adversely affected. It's her body to choose whether or not to give birth or abort. Since it is she who has the choices, it is she who needs to insure that her body is protected, if she doesn't want to deal with either a baby, or an abortion. If she's not responsible enough to protect her own body, then she's really not responsible enough to be having sex in a day and age where birth control is widely available, and people have access to information concerning sex, pregnancy, and prevention. With freedom to choose, comes responsibility to have safe sex, and to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    I would be very curious to find out how many people here supporting a mans right to leave the decision to the woman and allow themselves to "opt out" also oppose abortion. If you allow yourself to walk away but you oppose abortion then you are walking away from a responsibility you are imposing on her.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I would be very curious to find out how many people here supporting a mans right to leave the decision to the woman and allow themselves to "opt out" also oppose abortion. If you allow yourself to walk away but you oppose abortion then you are walking away from a responsibility you are imposing on her.
    I am very pro-choice, and I am imposing nothing on anyone. You either act responsibly, or you don't. When I was of the age that I decided to become sexually active, I wasn't stupid enough to think that I didn't need to protect myself from unwanted pregnancy. I went to the local PPH office and got started on the pill. It doesn't take a genius to understand what the consequences of unprotected sex are.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Then if that's true for the man, why isn't it true for the woman? Why does she get an out and the man doesn't? Come on... equality? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?
    The woman is responsible also. Where did I say she wasn't? Both should be.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    If she's not responsible enough to protect her own body, then she's really not responsible enough to be having sex in a day and age where birth control is widely available, and people have access to information concerning sex, pregnancy, and prevention. With freedom to choose, comes responsibility to have safe sex, and to prevent unwanted pregnancy.
    You are assuming that the ONLY way a woman can become pregnant is if she is irresponsible. You are wrong here.
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    Re: Should a Man have an Absolute Right to Choose to Abort His Baby?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I am very pro-choice, and I am imposing nothing on anyone. You either act responsibly, or you don't. When I was of the age that I decided to become sexually active, I wasn't stupid enough to think that I didn't need to protect myself from unwanted pregnancy. I went to the local PPH office and got started on the pill. It doesn't take a genius to understand what the consequences of unprotected sex are.
    You really oversimplify the issue.
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