Isn't there some kind of new law we can

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Isn't there some kind of new law we can
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Mon, 03-31-2003 - 6:25pm
get passed? One that includes the alleged teenage fathers? It's just so easy for them to walk away. Claim it's not theirs. I don't think there is a man around who would want to be faced with this monumental decision. We can't very well make them pregnant (although I'd love to make them wear t-shirts annoucing they were expecting a child lol). The point is that this is a hard decision for any teenage girl and she is not soley responsible for her circumstances. If guys had to have the children I guarantee we would see A LOT less unwanted pregnancies. I know we cannot test for paternity during pregnancy and this has given the guys the freedom to ignore the whole issue and refuse to accept any responsibility. The truth is, even if the girl had 5 possible fathers, there is still a reason they could be the father and that is enough reason to want to help them become more responsible and respectful towards women. If the boys were more responsible and respectful towards sex and females it would seriously cut down on teenage girls and abortion. There has got to be a way to stop them from getting off scott free, while the girl is left with a decision such as this. Any Ideas? Tammy

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Registered: 04-26-2003
Sun, 04-27-2003 - 12:00am
Interestingly, if the situation is reversed ie: the man wants woman to have an abortion and she refuses, he can be forced to pay child support for the next 18 years. And what about those fathers who pay child support faithfully and are denied access to their children? I know a man who hasn't seen his sons for years and his wife pushed him out of the marriage. Where's the justice in that I would like to know?
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Registered: 04-16-2003

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