So IYO it would be ok for a man to tell his pregnant gf that he wants the baby, encourage her to keep it and then a month after it is born ditch her and his child with no financial responsibility to them?
I very strongly disagree. IF men are given any rights at all in this respect, IMO they would have to declare their intent to be uninvolved in time for the woman to have a first-trimester abortion if she chose. To allow men to back out AFTER the child is born or after the abortion cut-off point is unconscionable.
NO back-pedalling. Once the man deposits the sperm he has lost the right to make choices about it's demise or continued gestation due to the unique short and long term risks. IF a child is born of that conception, BOTH parents have responsibilities to it.
Double chocolate chunk, of course ;-0 Here>>>>
No problem- it blinks entirely independent of any effort on my part ;-)
Oh so now he has only lost jurisidiction over it for 40 weeks.
Well, since I've used it in one form or another with 100% efficacy since 1981, and have been EXTREMELY sexually active with the same man ever since then, I'd say I mist think it's a pretty cool thang,eh?
I've been pregnant 6 times, miscarried twice and had FOUR beautiful children. EACH was deliberately, willfully and lovingly conceived. Your point?
AS would I with each of my four children's lives. Again, your POINT?
And I've never HAD an abortion. SO again, I ask, what is your POINT?
I would never expect all women everywhere to feel as i did, and I know had I not willingly and lovingly conceived those children, I'd have viewed those pregnancies quite differently. I will extend choice to each and every woman when faced with pregnancy BECAUSE I felt the burdens of those pregnancies along with the joys- and I lived through some those risks. But having had 6 pregnancies, 2 miscarriages and 4 c sections only CEMENTED my PC beliefs even more firmly.
Do you know what a 11 or 10 week old fetus looks like? Blood, clots and glob- seen with my own eyes during my miscarriages. And being that the vast MAJORITY of abortions are performed before12 weeks, I'd say that comparison is far more equitable.In any case, its the risks that constitute the right- and tell me this: if that 24 week fetus was threatening your daughters' life and the safest way to save her life was the least likely to preserve the life of that fetus, which method would you choose? Which methods would you permit the woman to choose?
<>Call it "Gestational Statute of Limitations", if you like. AS long as the physical risks are born by one party and one only, only THAT party gets to choose what happens in that body. During gestation, the woman DOES have jurisdiction, as it's her body health and life on the line. In any case, the father never has "jurisdiction" over the born child- the legal system does. And it says both parents owe the child support.
Sorry- we're chocoholics over here~