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After reading jbouders post, I have a differant question, though related.
The way current abortion law stands, a woman has the right to terminate a pregnancy at any time she wishes, it is her body.The fetus however, is only 50% her dna.The act in which led to the pregnancy was both half her decision, and half her responsability.This is not an argument about whether abortion is right or wrong, as a male I could never pretend to imagine what a woman goes through when making a decision like this.
My question is philosophical.If a woman has the right to abort, should the man have the right to abort parental rights and responsability?As things stand now, because it is the womans body, she can decide.She can decide if she wants to have a child, without the fathers input.She also decides if the father is going to have a child, without his input.She may make this decision while in full ownership of her own body, but only a half share in the child.
I ask this question because I think that those who support abortion would scream bloody murder, if a male could legally sign a paper aborting his responsability to a child before it was born.
What if a woman decided to carry a pregnancy to term, but the man could say "I don't want this child"and then legally "abort" his responsability to the child.Never pay child support,never have a legal responsability to the childs actions or welfare.
If a woman has full control of her body, should a man(or a woman)also have full control over his/her dna?
Should a woman have the legal right to force fatherhood on a man, If she has the power to deny it?If I say I want this child, and she says she does not, for any reason.I can not legally force her to bear a child she does not want.If I say I do not want a child, I can not force a woman to abort either.
But as a man the responsability can be forced on me.
So...should a man be able to abort his parental rights?
If not whats the differance?And to say the differance is the body is avoiding the question.
This is a touchy subject, I am not asking if abortion is right or wrong.
I am only asking what I asked