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.
Not tough at all, if she doesn't plan to keep it.
I think it's entirely likely, although perhaps not for the reasons I think it should be. There's increasing demand, the demographic concerned has a lot of power, and the state has failed to enforce the laws we do have to positive effect.
The courts expect the women to also pay half the child support cost.
Even if she did not lie and she is on the pill, birth control pills are not 100 percent effective and you could still be " screwed ".
Using a condom would help decrease the chance of an accidental pregnancy and also help protect against STDs.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
I agree that it would be bad policy. I would not support that change and indeed I think it is appropriate for a man to begin paying for his half of the responsibility for making a kid before birth.
You will find no support for abortion from me, of course, but those who do support it have told me time after time that sex is not consent to conceive offspring.
If they actually believe that, then they cannot logically agree with court-mandated child support, as the father never consented to having kids, only to having sex.
That was my point. I think it's a good one.
Last edited by JayDubya; 09-16-13 at 09:57 AM.