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.
What you're proposing is a moral hazard and an economic burden. There's a variety of reasons as to why many women choose to carry to term, even in less than optimal circumstances. If you help to knock over the first domino, you necessarily share the burden for the remainder that fall afterwards.If she wants to do that with the full knowledge that the child is hers and hers alone, so be it. Otherwise, you force not only an economic burden on a man.. but a moral hazard insofar that she could keep this baby for the purposes of "trapping" a man against his will.
If anything, men are legally bound enough to raising their children.
Men need to help accountable for their choices. Women by nature can't so easily avoid the burden and as an enlightened society we have to ensure that all parties responsible accept their share of the burden.
But, of course, the positon of wanting to hold deadbeat fathers accountable to support their families stems from the same principle as my opposition to abortion, which is obviously my extreme hatred for women.
One who makes himself a worm cannot complain when tread upon.
The man's irresponsibility is conditional. The woman's is absolute.
Anyone can sign away their affirmative parental rights, in fact that's one method whereby parent's can put a child up for adoption.
I'm not familiar with all state laws, but I would be surprised if there were laws currently allowing a male to avoid child support if the mother retains parental rights over a shared child. I suppose extreme financial hardship is a possibility, but his finances would be under continuous scrutiny.
Last edited by Captain Adverse; 09-13-13 at 06:59 PM.
If I stop responding it doesn't mean I've conceded the point or agree with you. It only means I've made my point and I don't mind you having the last word. Please wait a few minutes before "quoting" me. I often correct errors for a minute or two after I post before the final product is ready.
He should have the same effective choice.
Last edited by Excon; 09-13-13 at 07:06 PM.
"The law is reason, free from passion."