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.
It is what needs to be changed as he should not be burdened if he does not want the burden. The same choice she has.
It is only fair, and equal.
Consent to sex is not consent to a child.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
"Paper abortions" are a terrible idea.In the alternative, should he be granted relief from all legal responsibility if it is his clearly stated wish to abort but the woman decides not to?
With you so far...Let me preface my remarks with this disclaimer; I am Pro-Choice and I support a womanís absolute right to choose to have an abortion for several reasons, including the fact it is the woman who must endure the pregnancy to carry the child to term, and then follows the lifelong responsibility to raise and care for any child born.
Not really a dilemma, just don't have sex with said woman.The dilemma occurs when the woman unilaterally decides to have the baby, even when the male does not wish to accept that long-term responsibility.
You do realize pregnancy is a medical condition that can only affect women?In a recent news report, a young man was so desperate not to have a child that he tricked his girlfriend into taking a morning after pill. Now I do not support or condone this action, but it does bring up the thesis issue for meÖwhy does the male partner have no say in a decision to keep the baby?
Who forces people to marry one another?When a woman makes the unilateral decision to keep the baby this then compels lifelong legal and emotional obligations on the part of the unwilling father. This creates resentment and recriminations in both parties. By attempting to force the man to marry and/or support both her and the child this only serves to create a negative environment for all concerned, especially for any child to grow up in.
Also, men have no obligation to support the mother of the child, only the child itself.
Said fetus, not baby, resides inside the mother's body.Since we now have a simple method of aborting in the early stages of the first trimester, without needing an invasive surgery, why should the absolute choice to keep the baby reside with the mother?
Why can't a man sign off on his obligations to his child? Is this what you're asking?If it does, why canít the man be legally relieved of further responsibility to both parties?
Life just ain't fair, is it?I have offered several voting options, please pick and then explain what do you think? I am especially interested in arguments for why the woman has the sole right to keep the child while making the man permanently responsible.
The issue is abortion and why a male has no opt-out rights when a woman unilaterally decides to keep a child. The child will not die if the man does not participate in child support. The woman will care for it, her family will help, and we have a whole system of social welfare to make sure the child is given support.
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.
If she wants to have a child and support it, it would be all her choice. No one else, just hers. No one is saying she can't make that decision.
If he also wants to provided support and be it's father, he can make that choice, or not. His choice.
There is no coercion of any of them.
"The law is reason, free from passion."
So yeah, it's awful but at least folks who believe as she does are consistent in their awfulness... or something.
Anyone who has rights has responsibilities. Again, the fact that you argue against this is yet another wormhole in your supposedly conservative ideals.
As I've told you, I feel that way about abortions as well. Every man I've ever been with knows where I stand. Their only choice is to accept it or not. As such, I would never accept any monetary assistance. If I'm short on cash, that's my problem. I never gave him a choice, so I certainly wouldn't have the audacity to make him pay for mine.