"Does the father have any rights?".....When it comes to abortions or adoption~
I'm curious to know what people think about the fathers and their rights when it comes to the abortion of THEIR child.
I know that "it's the woman's body" and therefore, "it's the woman's right to do as she sees fit" and out of all the posts I've ever read or seen....be it on cafemom or anywhere in general.....I have never seen the question come up about the rights of the father.
Do you think that the father has rights to the unborn baby? I feel that the father does have rights to the baby that he fathered/may have fathered~
Do you think that the father should have say in the mother wanting/having an abortion? I also believe that the father should have say in the decision~
Do you think that if a fathers right are in question there should be a "stay of execution" for the unborn child until paternity can be determined? I feel that if paternity is in question, by a father willing to take responsibility for a child, then yes......an abortion should not be an option.
Now what about adoption? Should the father have any rights or say in the mother choosing to put the child up for adoption? I believe that if you have a father who is willing to take care of, support, raise a child that the mother may have choosen to give up for adoption he should be given the option to do so.
***Now don't get me wrong. There are reasons when a father should NOT have a say. If the child is the result of rape or incest, if the father is a drug user, alcoholic, criminal, "wife beater", "child beater".......then of course, those go without saying. But, in my examples let's just assume that the father is a responsible adult who has a full-time job and owns a home and is more than capable of raising a baby with a supportive family life***