Currently, men have no choice in the matter in violation of the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment. Row vs Wade established that a woman's right to choose as a fundamental right. Women also have the choice of adoption and safe havens.
Once a woman becomes pregnant however, a man has no choice. Women make an autonomous and independant decision about their life and then make the guy pay for it. This often proves to be financially devastating for men leading them to poverty and jail time.
It's time to remove the asterisk behind "my body, my choice" stating "but if I choose to have it pal, you gotta pay". Your body. Your choice. Your responsibility.
If a woman can choose whether or not she wants to have a child after she has gotten pregnant, then a man should be able to do the same, as well, within the same constraints. At whatever point a woman is no longer allowed to abort a child legally, the man should no longer be able to abdicate his responsibility. If a woman is still capable of aborting the child, then the father should also be able to relieve himself legally of any responsibility to the child.
There's no argument against that. Not one based in logic, anyway.
If a man has made the commitment to help care for his child, he shouldn't go back an his word. However, the "my body, my choice" argument very much applies. All working citizen use their body (including the brain) to earn money; that money is their property. If consent to sex doesn't mean consent to pregnancy for women, the same needs to apply to men. "My body, my choice" for a man would be something to the affect of "My body, my money". Generally the men that don't change their Minds about not wanting kids get slammed with child support.
All of that is to say that if a woman can make a decision by herself, she needs to pay for it by HERSELF. Women can choose to be a parent. Why can't men?
In our society where everyone is panning for equal rights, why don't we give it to them? Women have the absolute right to terminate or carry the child through full term. And, since men apparently cannot have any say in that process (even though it is a life changing choice for them either way), they should also have the right to "abort" financial support of the unwanted child (if they so wish).
Man or woman, if you are for the equal treatment of both genders (as in, neither male nor female are superior to the other), then this (aborting financial support) is a good step in finally allowing men to have some of the reproductive rights afforded to women.
All I keep hearing from the opposition is "he should of been more careful, he is just as much a part of it as her" meanwhile the woman gets ABSOLUTE control over what happens to the baby. You cannot just expect someone to go through an incredibly strenuous emotional and financial commitment because of the actions of another person. Its disgusting. I am in no way advocating the idea a man should be able to chose if the baby is aborted or not. It is her body and she should absolutely have control over that decision. However, unless you are in favor of a world where a man can have say in the pregnancy you are being extremely hypocritical. Men should have access to equal to the same reproductive right as women. If he is responsible for making it, then he should be able to make his own decisions. We should be looking out for everyones rights, not just our own ladies.
I am a victim of abortion. I got a girl pregnant once. Maybe she was not ready. Maybe she didn't want kids. Whatever the case was it happened. I was excited even though she started to draw herself away from me. Turns out that she aborted my first child. I was and am hear broken. If she has the right to do that then I should have the right. I doubt I will ever use it though.
I am speaking from personal experience here. One of my wife's kid's father's has done this. The man never had been in his life and has paid his child support only once. Due to his irresponsibly and unwillingness to support his offspring, it makes me very upset that he has abandoned his role as a man, burdening the system to pick up the tab for his child's care, and leaving it to others to raise his child.
I cannot imagine a situation in which a man should have the option of financially aborting their child and the responsibilities they have to their child. A mother should not, either. There is no reason I can think of for a parent to no longer be financially responsible for the person they brought into this world.
A man at the very least should be financially responsible for any children he has a part in creating. It is unfortunate in a sense that a man is ultimately not able to choice whether or not he will be a father once a woman is pregnant. However, being that may be the case, a man must be absolutely careful and extremely cautious about involving himself in such potential situations.
If a woman gives birth to a child after having sex with a man, the two are equally responsible for caring for that child if they decide to keep it. There is no reason that a man should be able to walk away from their child and insist that the mother care for the child solely on her own. That would be to disregard morality and common responsibility. If creating the child is something you had a responsible hand in, then caring for that child financially should be your responsibility as well, no matter the relationship between mother and father.
The idea of abortion is beyond sickening. If you are not responsible enough to atleast wear a condem before having sex with a girl then be prepared to care of your kid. I do not understand why everybody thinks it is ok to kill a baby. Abortion is murder if you actually think it is not then you are beyond dumb
Honestly I am truly embarrassed by bio-father's behavior. He left when I was 3 yrs old. I have seen 3 or 4 times since then. I am an young adult male now. My existence has no real relevance to my so called father. He has never provided financially, emotionally, or socially to my upbringing. Every now and again he will call but it seems like it is to make himself feel better and has little to do with my well being. I think I would be better if he just left me alone. I usually feel like crap after he calls. I like to thank my Mom for doing her best for me. We had tough financial times a little support from my bio father would have gone a long way. But hell we made it and I no longer need anything from him financially, emotionally, or socially. So, I opt to emotionally abort my bio father. Don't ask from me what you yourself never provided.