Since women (as far as I am aware, please correct me if I am wrong) can get an abortion without the consent & approval of the father, should a man be able to terminate all parental rights, priveledges, & financial obligations, to the child, if he doesn't want the child to be born? Is it fair that women have the ultimate choice in giving birth, aborting, or putting a child up for adoption, but the man has no say (since a woman can choose to not inform the father of the abortion or adoption). It takes two people to create a child, shouldn't thier rights be the same? I think if women knew a man could terminate his rights & responsiblities, there would be far fewer unwanted pregnancies, because I just think women would take it far more seriously, that they have to do it on thier own. What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:28 PM on Apr. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I do think it's bad that women have 100% control over this decision. I've seen many a woman LIE and purposely get pregnant in order to trap a man, or just because they WANT a baby. The man has no say in the decision. I also had a friend who paid child support for the child of his ex for years, only to find out it wasn't his. It was devastating for him.
A woman ALWAYS knows it's her child, and she can decide to have an abortion or keep it, without consulting the man. Either way, she is in control. Yes, a man needs to pay child support, but his rights on whether he wanted to become a father should be taken into account.
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