No, mother's choice only.
Yes, a father has rights too.
abortion should be illegal.
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.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
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.
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 12:09 PM.