Should men be allowed to "abort"?

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Should men be allowed to "abort"?
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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 8:26am

Question for those who believe a woman should be allowed to abort for any reason:


Do you think men should be allowed to decide whether or not to have the baby as well?

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 8:36am

I believe that if a man does wish to sign away all paternal rights to a child, he should be allowed to do so. I don't believe forcing in parenthood on anyone who doesn't wish it.


However, the stipulation I have is this: The rights need to be signed away before or immediately after birth... If you wish to not be involved in a child's life, be constant. Do not be there in the beginning, and then leave abruptly... Also, once you're "gone", stay gone.... Just my 2 cents.



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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 9:14am

*sigh*

Abortion is a birth control choice. What you propose denies a LIVING child of support. BIG difference.

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:05am
An abortion happens when an embryo or fetus is removed or expelled from the uterus of a female. When - or if- a man ever HAS a uterus that is impregnated, he will then have every right to choose to abort in the case of an unwanted pregnancy. A woman maintains the right to choose to abort due to the inherent risks, both short and long term, that exist during gestation and childbirth. Since those risks do NOT exist for men, and an abortion cannot be physically performed on a man without a vagina, cervix and uterus, the obvious answer to your question is: No. It would be an impossibility.
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Edited 10/2/2007 10:06 am ET by erosia_raunch
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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:19am

< A woman maintains the right to choose to abort due to the inherent risks, both short and long term, that exist during gestation and childbirth. >

Not every women chooses to abort because of the risk of gestation and childbirth. Some choose to abort because they don't want to parent. Some choose to abort because they can't afford to raise a child. So choose to abort for many other reasons.

The decision to abort is not always based on the risks of pregnancy and childbirth.

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:21am

If the father terminates his rights/responsibilities prior to birth, it is still a fetus and not a LIVING child.

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:23am
I agree.
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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:51am

Theoretically, that's great.

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:53am

"The decision to abort is not always based on the risks of pregnancy and childbirth."


That doesn't matter.

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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:56am
That arguement would work if child support went to the fetus. The father has no obligation to provide anything until after the birth. Besides, the obligation to CS is his responsbilty, it is the child's right to receive it and it is not something that somebody else can take away.


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Tue, 10-02-2007 - 10:56am

But in reality the decision doesn't affect the fetus at all. It only affects the born child. That's what MRAs forget here--abortion is a birth control choice. The fact that women have more birth control options than men is unfortunate but not the fault of women.

If men want more options they should volunteer for the human testing phase of the new birth control methods mentioned in another thread. I whole-heartedly agree that more methods of birth control should be available to men.

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