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  • Yes, he has a legal right and my opinion agrees with that.

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  • Yes, he has a legal right and in my opinion he shouldnt.

    1 1.49%
  • No, he has no legal right and my opinion agrees with that.

    38 56.72%
  • No, he has no legal right and in my opinion he should.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Define the man.
    As in this situation, unmarried.

    Is the man fathering the child financially responsible for her pregnancy expenses by law?

    Is he responsible for medical expenses?

    Is he responsible for her loss of work because of the pregnancy?

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    But do you believe that a man is legally required to pay for any of the pregnancy related expenses?
    Nope. Her body, her bills.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    Except for the fact that he was willing to add more stress to the birthing process. Who would want to do that????

    He may be genuinely interested in his child, but his actions are showing that he does not care for the welfare of the mother who is carrying the child.

    Even though the tide is slowing turning, men have gotten a raw deal where child support/custody issues are concerned. Gradually things are changing. But as far as childbirth is concerned....this is not a raw deal...it just is what it is. His actions hopefully are not a foreshadowing on their future.
    Yes, men have been jilted and things aren't changing fast enough. In fact today the attitude of some women have gotten so crass toward men that now they see them as insignificant. She bought the lie that she could do it all on her own. And now decades later we live in a society full of kids who don't even know their father and tend to be those at high risk for destructive behavior which affects us all. Where once men felt it was useless to try and fight for custody are doing so. BRAVO for them. I see more men walking around with diaper bags toting their kids than ever before. It's nothing to see a car seat in the back of a BMW these days.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Nope. Her body, her bills.
    Would he be liable for any of the hospital bills in this case?

    They're not married, after all.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Would he be liable for any of the hospital bills in this case?

    They're not married, after all.
    If she doesn't want him involved, then that should exclude ALL of him, including his checkbook.
    The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Would he be liable for any of the hospital bills in this case?

    They're not married, after all.
    Doesn't matter. Her body, her bills.

    Women want to play this game, so I'll see that they don't backtrack and move goalposts. Bunch of f'n ingrates.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    If she doesn't want him involved, then that should exclude ALL of him, including his checkbook.
    I've got to agree. I wouldn't pay for any part of the delivery under these circumstances.

    If she wants to bar me from the room out of spite, that's fine. It's her right.

    However, if the birth is going to be exclusively her experience, and our relationship is estranged anyway, she'd better believe that it's going to be exclusively her bill as well.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    I've got to agree. I wouldn't pay for any part of the delivery under these circumstances.

    If she wants to bar me from the room out of spite, that's fine. It's her right.

    However, if the birth is going to be exclusively her experience, and our relationship is estranged anyway, she'd better believe that it's going to be exclusively her bill as well.
    Well, now the women are gonna hate you. Shame on you for growing a spine.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    Well, now the women are gonna hate you. Shame on you for growing a spine.
    It'd be one thing if we were married, or still in a decent relationship, and she could provide a good reason for why I shouldn't be there.

    But some bitchy ex-girlfriend who's made it abundantly clear that she doesn't want anything to do with me?

    Yea... No dice. "Quid pro quo," I'm afraid.

    Don't get me wrong. I'm sort of a sucker that way, so I might very well offer to help her out just because.

    However, expecting it to be an "obligation" is flatly ridiculous.
    Last edited by Gathomas88; 03-18-14 at 01:47 PM.

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    Re: Do you think fathers have a legal right to see thier child born or be in the room

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Nature's got to trick you gals into popping those little buggers out somehow.

    "Survival of the species," and all that.
    You are probably right! Most women aren't masochistically inclined, so something blots out the remembrance of the pain! I do confess to wondering why in hell I didn't ask to have a caesarian section, though! : They probably wouldn't have done it, since there was no reason to do a surgical procedure just because I was a whoossie! I just shouldn't have listened to all the horror stories I heard from "well-meaning" people! When I mentioned those to my doctor, she told me to ignore them, since I was young and healthy and she would see to it that I would be just fine. She was angry!

    Greetings, Gathomas88.

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