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In a Pro-Choice society, should fathers have any legal responsibility?

  1. Rob-Jr profile image59
    Rob-Jrposted 8 years ago

    In a Pro-Choice society, should fathers have any legal responsibility?

    If it is the belief that the only party that has any decision rights is the woman, because it is the woman's body, and the woman's reproductive system. Thus meaning that she is the only person who can make the choice to bring the child in to the world or not. Is she the only person responsible for that life? If so why? If not Why?

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    thetfinposted 8 years ago

    Yes. Unless, of course, we want society to continue down the path to destruction. Being hostile to the family unit (as it is the cornerstone of society) is a great mistake. Modern liberal ideologies strive to drive a wedge between men and women. After feminism took root, it was only a matter of time before men realized that its ideologies try to remove any dependence women have on men, yet fail to actually remove dependence and instead remove respect and appreciation for the male gender—thus resulting in your question.
    The truth of this matter is that men and women are dependent on each other and are made to be together. We should respect one another and appreciate our need for the other gender. Feminist liberation is a 'pipe-dream', a means to an end that doesn't really exist.  This quest for independence is a fruitless one as we are all dependent on exterior contingencies for survival—no matter who we are! We, as humans, should be more humble. (Both genders, of course)
    There is no doubt in my mind that marriage isn’t the right path for everyone—but it’s the only responsible thing to do if you plan on having sex. Being sexually promiscuous is irresponsible and society should be holding these people responsible for their actions. It doesn’t matter how ‘protected’ you are, when you engage in an action that creates life you should be prepared for the consequences of that action.
    The rift that feminists are trying to create between the two genders does not validate the exclusion of male accountability—rather it makes it all the more pressing that we fight such a notion! And let’s not forget that there is a third human being involved in this scenario. We should be putting aside our differences to take care of it.

  3. MNichopolis profile image57
    MNichopolisposted 8 years ago

    Unfortunately, this issue has long been defined by the feminists as one of "choice", not responsibility. Or an issue of "their body" (certainly not an issue of reproductive rights, or of life or death). So if we're going to look at this issue in terms of responsibility, particularly for men, then consider:

    In stark contrast to  women (and choice), men have no choice whatsoever. None. Zip. Nada too. In our society, all of the reproductive decision making power resides in the female. Men get no veto, no vote... no rights whatsoever. And without rights, responsibility is difficult to impose- perhaps even unjust.

    What if we changed these rules so that men had both greater rights, and greater responsibilities?

    What if men had a vote in the birth of their child? If a man voted yes, and a woman voted no - the man would be responsible for raising the child. (and vice versa)

    And if the man voted no, he also would know of his own personal responsibility.

    Maybe, just maybe a baby would be saved.

  4. Hi-Jinks profile image60
    Hi-Jinksposted 8 years ago

    Once the male parner walks(note I din't say father) The woman can do anything she wants. You can make a sperm donor into a father.

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    JeanMeriamposted 8 years ago

    He had the choice to use better birth control measures. At this point I think we all know where babies come from.

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    Thomas Loscar Srposted 7 years ago

    Since it seems to be the case that the woman decides the life of her unborn fetus, there should be a law stating that all burden of contraception be laid on these women as well !!!
          Its my opinion, and I'm sure there are others that feel this way, that if you are a couple and are not using any contraceptive then the woman should be made to keep the baby full term and upon the babie,s birth the woman should decide if she would keep and raise the child.
    Secondly if the mother chooses not to keep the baby the father should have the right to choose to keep the baby as well, and if the occaision arises that niether parent wants the child , the baby should be given up to adoption and, at the expense of both parents until the day the child is actually adopted they should pay most of the cost of the adoption agencies cost for food,  housing,  clothing,  schooling etc!!!

    Putting such a law into effect should deter careless sex and also make the parents pay for theyre "mistake"

  7. onegoodwoman profile image75
    onegoodwomanposted 7 years ago

    A pregnant woman has already decided what to do with " her body".

    Pro-abortionts.....calm down, RAINN say less than 1/2 % of abortions are due to rape and incest.  Abortions are performed for the sake of convienence of the mother to be.

    It is my own personal opinion that 'most' men who support 'a woman's right to choose' are  hiding behind that choice.

  8. Artjoy profile image61
    Artjoyposted 7 years ago

    Maybe the legal responsibility is not so important as the moral one.
    Father do have a responsibility, maybe not as large as the mothers but, should be there.
    I am a hypnotherapist and I can say that nothing has a more devastating effect upon a woman as an abortion.
    The immense sense of guilt associate to the abortion is imprinted at the subconscious level a great deal.
    Unfortunately the actual society does not understand that.And men do not understand that either.
    For a man, encouraging abortion is maybe the worst thing that he could do to hip partner - provided that he cares about her.

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    David99999posted 7 years ago

    That's a hard question to answer.  As a father, myself, I am very responsible.  However, the child's mother and I agreed we wanted him.  I pity many men under 30.  I think that they must have it pretty rough.  So many double standard held by females their age.

  10. Orygyn profile image59
    Orygynposted 7 years ago

    I believe that, as an absolute minimum, the man should have a say that is taken seriously by the woman. He will be the father, and he will have to help raise and pay for the child and everything he/she needs. If the woman decides to keep the child, and the man is not happy with the terms of the woman's decision to the point that he refuses to help her raise the child, you can say the man's selfish all you want, but that will make him feel guilty and, in the long run, most likely will affect the child in a negative way. It is important, for the sake of the child, for the adults to come to an agreement or compromise that both are sufficiently happy with.