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    Does the father have a right to stop an abortion?

    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?

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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?
    Yes, she has that right. Her body, her choice. Nobody has the right to make medical decisions for her.

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

    In case the other thread gets deleted... "In answer to the poll - I vote "no" the father has no rights to stop the abortion. He gave away that right when he chose not to wear a condom however I do think if a father is absolutely certain that he doesn't wish to have a child he should be able to sign away (only during pregnancy) his parental responsibility AND his duty to pay child support. Such a decision should be unrepealable and the mother should have no right to prevent it if she goes ahead with a gestation against the father's wishes.

    If the mother makes the decision to continue with a gestation against a father's wishes, she shouldn't be allowed to make him pay for the next 18 years. Once the 9 months is up or the birth had occurred I feel it's too late for the father to change his mind and decide he didn't want a child as he's had a lengthy time period to consider his position."

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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.
    I didn't vote. There was no choice for me.
    A man doesn't have a right but I think maybe he should have a say.
    It's his baby too. I imagine it could be rather traumatic for a pro-life man to know someone killed his baby.
    A law like that would never pass, but hopefully there are not too many babies killed against the fathers wishes.

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

    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    In case the other thread gets deleted... "In answer to the poll - I vote "no" the father has no rights to stop the abortion. He gave away that right when he chose not to wear a condom however I do think if a father is absolutely certain that he doesn't wish to have a child he should be able to sign away (only during pregnancy) his parental responsibility AND his duty to pay child support. Such a decision should be unrepealable and the mother should have no right to prevent it if she goes ahead with a gestation against the father's wishes.

    If the mother makes the decision to continue with a gestation against a father's wishes, she shouldn't be allowed to make him pay for the next 18 years. Once the 9 months is up or the birth had occurred I feel it's too late for the father to change his mind and decide he didn't want a child as he's had a lengthy time period to consider his position."
    Didn't the mother have unprotected sex as well?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    In case the other thread gets deleted... "In answer to the poll - I vote "no" the father has no rights to stop the abortion. He gave away that right when he chose not to wear a condom however I do think if a father is absolutely certain that he doesn't wish to have a child he should be able to sign away (only during pregnancy) his parental responsibility AND his duty to pay child support. Such a decision should be unrepealable and the mother should have no right to prevent it if she goes ahead with a gestation against the father's wishes.

    If the mother makes the decision to continue with a gestation against a father's wishes, she shouldn't be allowed to make him pay for the next 18 years. Once the 9 months is up or the birth had occurred I feel it's too late for the father to change his mind and decide he didn't want a child as he's had a lengthy time period to consider his position."
    Now this would cause many more abortions. How sad for all those babies and what a pass for all the men who couldn't keep their thing in the pants.

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

    Nope. Just as he doesn't have the right to make a woman get an abortion.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    In case the other thread gets deleted... "In answer to the poll - I vote "no" the father has no rights to stop the abortion. He gave away that right when he chose not to wear a condom however I do think if a father is absolutely certain that he doesn't wish to have a child he should be able to sign away (only during pregnancy) his parental responsibility AND his duty to pay child support. Such a decision should be unrepealable and the mother should have no right to prevent it if she goes ahead with a gestation against the father's wishes.

    If the mother makes the decision to continue with a gestation against a father's wishes, she shouldn't be allowed to make him pay for the next 18 years. Once the 9 months is up or the birth had occurred I feel it's too late for the father to change his mind and decide he didn't want a child as he's had a lengthy time period to consider his position."


    Men and women both have choices and rights. The choices are not the same, but there is choice on some level made by both people. The money is not for the woman its for a child. A full fledged person...Not to mention, most women wouldn't even dream of having an abortion at 9 months. And how many men get cold feet in that last month?

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

    I couldn't really answer the poll, since there's not an 'other' or 'sometimes' answer.

    99% of the time, no, the father should not have the right to stop an abortion, however there can always be cases made where it makes sense for him to have the right to try and do so.
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