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.
However, in many cases they don't, and I have no trouble accepting that they were "oopsed" because I have a good understanding of the situation, and I'm not going to explain that here.
The way I know how they do it is, well... Google it. Plenty of people admit to doing this to their partners. It's actually way more common than people think.
You're concerned with the child's rights, as long as the woman doesn't have to provide them, right? She can give it up for adoption. She can have it knowing she's unfit and someone else will have to pick up the slack. That's all good and well.
But the man should be forced into parenthood, no matter what the circumstance or how unable he might be, and that's just too damn bad for him?
You're no better than anti-choicers in the sexism and shaming and lack of care for liberty that you express against men.
But you make it sound like a woman in each case has the right to give up the baby for adoption without the father's approval. I am not sure this is true. I had a coworker in danger of losing her soon to be born openly adopted baby because the father changed his mind. The father did some soul searching and ended up agreeing to the adoption, but there was a few weeks of tears and agony when it was thought that the adoption was in danger.
But at least in this case, he had to sign the papers to give up parental rights and have the baby to be adopted legally. I am not sure how this relates to laws across the country or if this was a lawyer being over cautious. But my guess is there are laws against adopting the baby without good faith efforts to find the father.
Lots of women hide their pregnancies. The hospital has no recourse if she simply says she doesn't know, whether that's true or not. What are they gonna do about it?
The man can't do anything without the woman allowing him to. Not even as pertains to his own life.
On the other hand, the woman can do virtually anything she wants without his permission or knowledge, including give away the baby and ensuring he will never even see it.
Y'all keep talking about fair, and it just comes off as a temper tantrum.
The bottom line is that once the baby is born it is about the baby. And if the baby needs to be supported - daddy - whether he throws a tantrum or not is just gonna have to "man up" and except the consequences of his actions.
All I think is that men should be allowed to make their own decisions. I honestly don't care what she does, so long as she isn't trying to force anyone else to do her wishes.
Daddy has to support the baby, but apparently mommy doesn't. Mommy can do whatever she wants with it, but you don't think the man has any say at all.
Last edited by Jerry; 09-21-13 at 10:58 PM.
Everything is so unfair to us men!
Wow, what a BIZARRE TWIST OF REASONING. To claim that because rotten deadbeat fathers don't pay child support and the children don't like that, then the solution is to make EVERYONE a deadbeat dad.
Why not argue that because rape upsets women, then the solution is to legalize non-consensual sex thereby eliminating "rape."
The claim in your link is absurd. The child won't like having a deadbeat dad - whether or not being a deadbeat parent is legalized. Not many little children read the statutes of the Family Code. Not requiring child support would not eliminate a deadbeat father being a deadbeat father. That makes as much sense as saying no one is troubled anymore by adultery because it is no longer illegal.