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

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    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.
    Without a doubt.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    In 2006, my husband and I accidentally got pregnant.
    Yeah, sorry about that, but your husband was coming on to me strong that night. I figured it was the liquor talking but what the hell. If he doesn't want to get pregnant then he shouldv'e kept his legs closed.

    Did you both get pregnant the same night?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    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.
    And you're the type of woman in part this wouldn't matter about. And there's a number of guys where if they had the ability to force a woman TO have an abortion it wouldn't matter in regards to, because they would never do such a thing regardless of whether or not they could.

    Unfortunantly, there are people on both sides that are not like that....and that's what makes it unfortunante on all accounts and a bad/worse type of scenario.

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

    I've thought alot about this issue, and I really do think its messed up that the father can't have a say in his child. I think he should have some rights, definitely not complete control over whether or not the child gets born, but some rights. Especially since he is going to be responsible for the child once its born. I don't think the father should be able to force a mother into an abortion, nor do I think the father should be able to divorce himself from any responsibility if he didn't want the child, but the mother does. He doesn't have to be a dad to the kid, but child support should be paid atleast. But I think in the situation, if the mother doesn't want the kid, but the father does, then I think there should be some sort of contract both parties could be able to sign that would essentially say that once the child is born, it is in the sole care of the father, and the mother basically divorces responsibility from that child. With the option of being in that child's life, if, and whenever she may choose.
    Now I do get the "it's my body" argument, I do. But I don't think it's fair for both parties, when you consider that it is half the mothers, and half the fathers. If a situation like this were to happen to me, I wouldn't do anything without consulting the father first, I just don't think its fair. I may be carrying the baby, but it is just as much mine, as it is his, and I knew getting pregnant was a possibility before I had sex. But thats the burden I have to live with, just like the burden he has to live with of paying his share into the child if I wanted to keep it and he didn't.
    Note: also that if any doctor states that there is a problem with the baby, and it may endanger the mothers life to give birth to that baby, I think it should be solely up to her weather or not she wants to have an abortion or not.

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

    I am still pro choice, but I think the father does have a right, if the mother life is not in danger. I think abortion is a medical decision for both parents instead of just one parent which is usually the woman.
    Last edited by RyrineaHaruno; 07-02-10 at 02:09 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RyrineaHaruno View Post
    I am still pro choice, but I think the father does have a right, if the mother life is not in danger. I think abortion is a medical decision for both parents instead of just one parent which is usually the woman.
    Wasn't there a news story the other day about how tattoo parlors can not give minors tattoos even with parental consent? Something about lawsuits coming from a divorced parent who did not want their child to get it....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The ZEF is not her body. DNA proves this.
    It gestates in her body. She has the right to not allow it to gestate in her body anymore if she no longer wants to.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    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.
    And that was wrong. I think a man should be able to get a vasectomy and not have it be limited by anybody else. At the most, the wife is entitled to a notice that her husband has gotten a vasectomy, but I think even that is pushing it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It gestates in her body.
    Exactly.


    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    She has the right to not allow it to gestate in her body anymore if she no longer wants to.
    That's up for debate.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    And that was wrong. I think a man should be able to get a vasectomy and not have it be limited by anybody else. At the most, the wife is entitled to a notice that her husband has gotten a vasectomy, but I think even that is pushing it.
    It's perfectly fine for a private business to impose such rules. However, I don't think there's any law that says the wife must be notified. Thus, if he'd gone someplace else, it's possible they wouldn't have required that. Many places request it, but not require it.

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