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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    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."
    Well, when it comes to abortion, I feel that the best method of lowering the rates of abortion is to increase the availability and use of birth control. So far, most of the burden on birth control is put on women. I think that if there was a male birth control pill, it would help lower unwanted pregnancies - by men and by women both - even more, which would also help lower abortion rates.

    And that argument you provided is exactly why I support nationalized health care plans that provide subsidized birth control plans to women. If women getting abortions is such a problem, then help them get birth control so they won't get unwanted pregnancies they will want to abort.
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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    So far, most of the burden on birth control is put on women.
    How so? The most commonly used longer term birth control methods are for women, however the most commonly used single use birth control method is for guys.

    Though I agree, I'd love to see a male birth control shot or pill. However in general I wonder what the unseen dangers of that will be as we have a population that more and more moves away from contraceptives and the way that affects the STD Rates.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    How so? The most commonly used longer term birth control methods are for women, however the most commonly used single use birth control method is for guys.

    Though I agree, I'd love to see a male birth control shot or pill. However in general I wonder what the unseen dangers of that will be as we have a population that more and more moves away from contraceptives and the way that affects the STD Rates.
    Well, we could have more comprehensive education on birth control and STD prevention. Those two are mutually exclusive issues. For example, while women (and men, should one be developed) use a pill for birth control, they could use condoms as an STD preventative.

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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.
    i'm so torn on this. i think we are lucky that most women who obtain abortions have partners who do not wish to support a child.

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

    I think a lot of people fail to realize the circumstances in which this might be an issue. Most people's responses are "the both should have been more responsible" . . . which is a true point. However - a lot of these types of paternity-fights happen with MARRIED couples who fall apart during pregnancy due to one reason or another.

    The nature of the relationship and the situation surrounding the pregnancy STRONGLY dictates what can and cannot happen.
    If a couple is married and she's pregnant and *then* something happens - they split - he absolutely should have the right to demand she carry that baby if he 100% will take care of the child.
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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Also the man should not have a legal say because at that point he can not legally prove he is the biological father.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Magill View Post
    Also the man should not have a legal say because at that point he can not legally prove he is the biological father.
    If that's the case, he should be able to walk away with no legal responsibilities to the mother or fetus/child.
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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    No.However i dont think a father should have to pay child maintainence ethier.I think the law is counter productive.
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    Re: Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikhail View Post
    No.However i dont think a father should have to pay child maintainence ethier.I think the law is counter productive.
    Sure he should. He has choices too, his just happen to be fewer than hers. Once the child is born, it isn't about either of the parents anymore. Support is for the child that is born.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If that's the case, he should be able to walk away with no legal responsibilities to the mother or fetus/child.
    Sure, until a DNA test is taken.

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