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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Fathers in the delivery room: New Jersey judge rules that a mother can block the father from attending their child’s birth."Judge Rules That a Mother’s Rights Trump the Father’s in the Delivery Room"
A New Jersey judge said no last November, in a ruling that was released in writing earlier this week. “Any interest a father has before the child’s birth is subordinate to the mother’s interest,” Judge Sohail Mohammed wrote.
So maybe in this situation the "right to privacy" angle isn't the correct mother's interests?
The trouble with this sort of situation is that there's no simple rule to make. Each situation is unique. Without prior arrangements, there really is no way for the mother not to have the right to control the situation when she is giving birth. The rights of one parent or another towards born children is always a complex and messy situation. Each one really must be evaluated on its merits, but the rights of the child should trump the parents' every time.
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Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.
"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)
Today, if a woman applies for any public assistance, the state or county automatically goes after the biological father for child support (whether she likes it or not)....but that is only for child support...there is nothing for pre-natal, hospitalization, birthing, etc...only *after*the child is born.
Being in the delivery room is way overrated IMO.
In 1985 when my first child was born I held her hand during throes of labor and she dislocated my pinky finger at the middle knuckle and it swelled up to about the size of a ****ing golf ball.
Hold her hand?
Unless she insists, opt out.
It doesn't matter what you personally think of their relationship or the reasons WHY the woman ended up pregnant. The bottom line is that she is now pregnant and does not wish for this person to be present in the delivery room with her. Perhaps he was abusive to her or is just a jerk? Maybe she thought he was a nice guy at first, and then his true colors showed. It seems that a lot of people have very naive ideas about relationships, or because they had a good relationship that everyone else does too. Well that's just not the case.