The Paper Abortion

The woman's right to choose is legal and upheld by Roe vs Wade. A man has no rights to choose outside of having protected sex.

There has been a small initiative to allow men to have a "paper abortion" or basically to give up rights to a child before they are even born. They also hold no financial responsibilities towards the child if they do this.

What do you think of this idea? Should men have the right to choose? Is the point moot since biology just isn't fair? What consequences (good or bad) would come from this becoming a reality?

Remember, be nice and respectful as I know this is a hot topic and will have many different viewpoints, even some that may sound extreme.

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    05/14/14
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      05/14/14
      I have a very unpopular view of fathers rights and support... But I think that in the current system we have that if a woman has the right to an abortion then the man has the same right. The woman had just as much responsibility as the man to have protected sex. We as women want equal rights so we cannot then decide that we don't like the right of someone else just because it effects us! We need to stop putting the blame of unplanned pregnancy on men and put it where it belongs...on women! If you don't want to have a baby or get an std then don't have unprotected sex. If it is your body and your right to choose then it is your responsibility to protect yourself in the first place.
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      05/14/14
      But that is such a small portion of the equation. And even those that "fail" are generally user error. But for those times it is true birth control fail if the woman gets to choose then the man should get to choose. It never works to force someone to be a parent. I would think as the woman in the situation that if I had a baby with someone that didn't want anything to do with the baby I would be thankful they signed a paper dissolving their rights instead of being forced to let my child be with someone who never wanted them.
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        05/14/14
        So many gray areas with this.... At first thought I guess my feelings are like this. If a sexual act ends up in an unplanned pregnancy and the woman does not want to keep it. The man is not allowed to make her. So, it's only fair that if the man does not want to keep it, he shouldn't be forced into a lifetime of fatherhood that he does not want.. when a mother would be forced to do the same.

        However, I'm against abortion. So.. yeah. I'm leaving it at that I think.
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