Yes, he has a legal right and my opinion agrees with that.
Yes, he has a legal right and in my opinion he shouldnt.
No, he has no legal right and my opinion agrees with that.
No, he has no legal right and in my opinion he should.
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And I've already said that I agree that courts favor mothers over fathers when it comes to child custody, and that is wrong. But it is also a very complicated issue, particularly when you have two people who are both pretty good parents and they may not even end up settling in the same state and the children have to go to school and cannot have their lives completely uprooted every few weeks or months just to give both parents equal time. There are so many things that go into child custody that it is unfair to believe that it should be 50/50, especially given that even today more women take on more of the childrearing responsibilities than men even when the relationship is good. Sure, it needs to be looked at better in many cases, but it can't change overnight and expecting it to is attempting to trivialize the issue altogether. This issue is simply not as easy as "well more mothers get custody of their children than fathers". While this is true, and this needs to be looked into, it is also true that more mothers are the primary caregivers in their homes. And it appears like joint legal custody is on the rise as well (although I don't think they have any really good statistics on this).
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However, I do agree with you regarding childbirth as well. While I would want to be there for support during the delivery, if the scalpel, surgical scissors, or forceps come out, and it is legitimately justifiable on medical grounds and something she consents to, I'd likely have to position myself so that I couldn't see it.
Like Tucker said, some of that crap just can't be unseen. Dealing with the fall out of her recovery is going to be taxing enough without having to become acquainted with the gruesome details of the procedure itself.
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