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.
"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
Under what circumstance would a man have the right to refuse paternity....If a woman decides NOT to abort...and she can't be forced to...
How would the legislators (Federal/State) justify creating a Opt-Out law? How would the language be created to make it enforceable?
An Opt Out Law, at the very most, be enforceable "during the non-viability stage" of pregnancy. So when a man decides that he wants to opts out...what is going to be the next legal step? How can it be an "automatic" option for a man to opt out... barring all other circumstances that might alter the option?
Example: If a woman has religious reasons for not having an abortion...and she can't financially afford the expenses from prenatal care on up through a child's supportable life...for who knows what possible reason might cause that...? And she can't be forced to have an abortion.
Who do you think...that a court of law is going to protect? A potential mommy or daddy?
If a man is court ordered to have a DNA test. It proves him to be the sperm donor...and a woman engages the court to force him to be legally and financially responsible for an "UNINTENDED" conception.
What argument will this man have in court? NONE! If the DNA confirms.
And while you call this "the only equitable solution"...you're leaving out the most affected element in this argument. THE KID! That's who is being supported! The kid didn't do anything to deserve NOT BEING CARED FOR properly! A kid is dependent. A kid can't defend itself. A kid can't fend for itself.
Once a kid is born...it ain't about mommy or daddy...and their selfish interest any longer! A court will protect the kid. The court won't give a damn about mommy or daddy.
I've listed a number of reasons why an "Opt-Out" law is weak and in some cases not even enforceable. And I gave a better tuned up version of that to Captain Adverse just recently...many on the previous page.
The standing reality of how unilateral control and laws work is base mostly on biology.
A man has no legal recourse to force a woman to give birth
A man has no legal recourse to force a woman to abort.
A man has no legal recourse to opt out. But for some reason there is some believe that an OPT OUT law is the end all...but it's not for several reason. It might...serve some men, while not others.
And unless there is a very compelling argument to enact an "opt out law"....it's just not going to happen.
The focus is on the fact that currently the law allows abortion with a woman having an absolute right to choose prior to the 22-24th week, i.e. during the first tri-mester. Unless both parties were actively seeking to conceive they were likely engaged in "recreational sex" which does not automatically result in a pregnancy. In fact even if you are actively trying and following all best methods there is only a one in five chance it will work. That makes it an even less likely, albeit still possible, result of even unprotected sex. Thus, both parties who engage in unprotected sex may recognize a possibility of conception but don't necessarily agree to it.
Current law allows a woman the absolute right to abort, regardless of what the male wants. It also allows an absolute right to have the baby, regardless of what the man wants. Well, if he has no choice in keeping it, why must he have the responsibility if she chooses to keep it? If the sole choice is hers, then the sole responsibility is hers. The male should have the right to volunteer to marriage and family, or to opt-out.
Last edited by Captain Adverse; 09-16-13 at 11:13 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.