We, as a society, are highly hypocritical about this stuff. We tell the woman that she gets to choose whether to bear the consequences of her choice to have un- or inadequately-protected sex, both pregnancy and the financial part... no baby, no support costs. We tell her NOBODY can tell her she has to let that baby grow in her body if she does not want it, including the father. At the same time we tell the man "hey, you went there, so you're on the hook buddy! Should'a kept it in your pants if you didn't want to pay!"
Incredibly hypocritical double standard.
I understand the urge to equalize things by allowing the man to "abort his financial responsibility" during the term when abortion is allowed, if he doesn't want the baby and she decides to keep it. I can see viewing this as fair, and in a sense it is.
However I have some reservations about it...
1. More children growing up in poverty.
2. More moms on gov't assistance, putting more strain on a system already generating over a trillion debt per year.
3. More abortions as many young men will opt out of fiscal responsibility, and many young women will decide going it alone isn't worth it.
So I dunno...