earlier a question was asked, if you were considering abortion and the father didn't want you to, should he have a say so or is it the woman's decision?
alot of women (mostly pro-life i am assuming) said yes, the man should have rights and his opinion should count. it's his baby too.
well it got me thinking, what if the situation is reversed? what if you want to keep your baby, and he wants you to abort it? does his say so count for anything now?
i am very pro-choice so i believe either way it's up to her.
please try to keep this civil. no need to bash me because im pro-choice just as i wont bash you because you're pro-life. im simply trying to understand the logic in how the man's opinion only matters when he wants to keep the baby.
btw.. this isn't really religious (it doesnt have to be anyway but i know it will turn that eventually) or parenting (not quite anyway) so i didnt know what category to put this in.
Answer by leah_rai at 10:17 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
IMO, I say no to a man getting the final decision. Sorry, this is strictly biologically speaking. Until 23 weeks post conception, a developing fetus can not survive without its mother-her womb, the placenta, the umbilical cord, the mother's intake and other vital organs that take in needed O2 and other nutrients as well as, clear Co2 and filter other wastes. A human man can NOT provide this developing and DEPENDENT being with those vital life sources. A man does not get to decide what happens to another's body. No thank you with that precedent...think about the possibilities.
If you do not want a child, use BC as directed with each and act. In addition, if your family is complete, maybe a more permanent option is appropriate-
Answer by Sisteract at 10:33 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
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Answer by meandrphoto at 10:26 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
Ultimately , its the woman's choice because she is the one that will have to physically carry and deliver the baby with all the emotional and financial & medical situations that come with it.
It would be great if she were to take that in consideration, but it is her choice.
On the flip side, if men carried babies, you think they'd give a damn if he wanted to abort and the woman asked him to keep the baby? I'm thinking NOT,,,,,if it were going to impede his career?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:27 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
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Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:20 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by Scuba at 10:23 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
I believe that the mans thoughts, feelings, and wants should be taken into account regardless of what he wants. Either parent has the choice to step out of the situation if they don't want the baby. If the man doesn't want to pay child support, he can sign his rights to that child away. Same thing for the mother. I wouldn't agree with having an abortion but would I jeopardize the life I have now with my children that are already here if my husband said to abort. Hmmm. Not too sure about that one. Luckily, he would never do that.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 10:24 AM on Jan. 24, 2011
Answer by AmaliaD at 10:59 AM on Jan. 24, 2011