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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Does a father have rights to stop an abortion?
    That will probably never legally be the case. It's unfortunate because the dad should have some say as it's his child too. However since we take it that the man cannot have input on abortion, they should be given input on child support and they should be allowed to fully divorce themselves from the mother and child and in doing so relieve any financial responsibility the father may have had in the first place.
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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Does a father have rights to stop an abortion?
    I hear many pro-choice arguments, mostly from the point of view that it is a woman's right to decide if she wants to have a child. My question is: If a woman decides to have an abortion, but the father wants the baby and is willing to take full custody of it, does the mother have the right to terminate anyway?
    Please add the poll option: "Yes, the unborn has rights to."

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yes, she has that right. Her body, her choice. Nobody has the right to make medical decisions for her.
    The ZEF is not her body. DNA proves this.

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gabriel View Post
    Individualists (cough *libertarians) should be all over this... I believe however the mother in question has absolute control over her own body. End of story, I have no further comment on this subject.
    Yeah exept it's not her body, so in this case Libriterians nesesseraly must oppose abortion.

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    So when a man wants to get a vasectomy, should his wife also have to approve of the procedure before he gets it?
    I tried to get a vasectomy in CO and yes my wife had to approve in writing. The reasoning was that I was limiting her reproductive rights. It was a Planned Parenthood referral, too. Go figure.

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Does a father have rights to stop an abortion?
    No, no, no, a thousand times no and then no again.

    I hear many pro-choice arguments, mostly from the point of view that it is a woman's right to decide if she wants to have a child. My question is: If a woman decides to have an abortion, but the father wants the baby and is willing to take full custody of it, does the mother have the right to terminate anyway?
    If and when they develop the technology to remove the fetus from her and put it in him to gestate, I'd say he can have at it. As it stands currently, though, he's just SOL if she isn't willing to use her body to indulge his desires.

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    If and when they develop the technology to remove the fetus from her and put it in him to gestate, I'd say he can have at it. As it stands currently, though, he's just SOL if she isn't willing to use her body to indulge his desires.
    Actually, I agree with that. The father has no right to force an abortion, but I also think he should have the right to opt out if he asks for one and she says no.

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Rather than this kind of thing, I would prefer it if pharmaceutical companies started working on a birth control pill for men. That way, men would have more power over their reproductive rights. If a man doesn't want to pay child support and doesn't want to have a child, he should be able to take steps to ensure that he doesn't impregnate a woman. I fully support better birth control for men. I don't know why it hasn't been done already.
    The exact same argument could be made for why a woman shouldn't be able to get an abortoin.

    "If a woman doesn't want to carry a child and doesn't want to have a child, then she should be able to take steps to ensure that she doesn't get impregnated by a man."

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    In 2006, my husband and I accidentally got pregnant. The minute I found out, I wanted to schedule an abortion. My husband was clearly heartbroken but said it was my decision and he would support it. I began to be hesitant at seeing how much he wanted this. We went through counseling, and he bawled at every session. That was one of the most emotionally painful experiences I have ever had. In the end, I couldn't go through with it and my husband's reaction was the primary reason. I think had I gone to the clinic, I may have said no afterall, but I am so glad I never went. I hate even thinking about this, but I wanted to point out how my husband's say impacted my decision.

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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    I voted the 3rd option. Abortion should be illegal, neither the father nor mother should have the "right" to one.
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