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    Aquilius Aquilius is offline

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    Abortion - The Male Perspective

    There's a lot of talk about Repealing the 8th and how it has affected women's lives in Ireland over the decades. In every argument about abortion we only hear about women's rights or the rights of the unborn, depending on which side you're on.

    What about men's rights? What if the father doesn't agree with the mother's decision to abort the pregnancy...

    I'm not suggesting that a woman should be forced to continue with a pregnancy based on the fact the father of the child wishes to see the fetus brought to birth.

    All things being equal, a father should be able to relinquish his rights to a child and therefore not pursued for maintenance from the mother.

    Why should women get to choose whether or not they want a child, while men must continue to pay maintenance, etc. for children they've never wanted and play no active role in the child's life.
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    Tick, tick, tick.....boooom!!
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    Ratio Et Fides Ratio Et Fides is offline
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    A lot of sleazy savage men find abortion an incredible blessing especially in these days of paternity testing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratio Et Fides View Post
    A lot of sleazy savage find abortion an incredible blessing especially in these days of paternity testing.
    To be fair, the OP is one of the biggest flaws with the Repeal the 8th campaigners...if I hear someone say yet again it's a woman's referendum I'll scream.

    So surely by the same right as any lady who decides she wants an abortion any male who doesn't want kids should be able to insist on the lady having an abortion - otherwise it's not equality.
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    Well this oughta go well...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquilius View Post
    There's a lot of talk about Repealing the 8th and how it has affected women's lives in Ireland over the decades. In every argument about abortion we only hear about women's rights or the rights of the unborn, depending on which side you're on.

    What about men's rights? What if the father doesn't agree with the mother's decision to abort the pregnancy...

    I'm not suggesting that a woman should be forced to continue with a pregnancy based on the fact the father of the child wishes to see the fetus brought to birth.

    All things being equal, a father should be able to relinquish his rights to a child and therefore not pursued for maintenance from the mother.

    Why should women get to choose whether or not they want a child, while men must continue to pay maintenance, etc. for children they've never wanted and play no active role in the child's life.
    Father's rights are not a priority for the equality ayatollahs. It is shocking how little men care about the issue until it hits them between the two eyes.
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    "What about us" says a man, blissfully unaware that Ireland is probably the most paternalistic, male dominated society in Western Europe.

    May just cannot come soon enough.
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    Ratio Et Fides Ratio Et Fides is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Talbot View Post
    "What about us" says a man, blissfully unaware that Ireland is probably the most paternalistic, male dominated society in Western Europe.

    May just cannot come soon enough.
    This is crazy- outside the Prods Patriarchy as such doesn't exist in indigenous Ireland.
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    Aquilius Aquilius is offline

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disillusioned democrat View Post
    To be fair, the OP is one of the biggest flaws with the Repeal the 8th campaigners...if I hear someone say yet again it's a woman's referendum I'll scream.

    So surely by the same right as any lady who decides she wants an abortion any male who doesn't want kids should be able to insist on the lady having an abortion - otherwise it's not equality.
    1. I'm not a campaigner
    2. I've not actually suggested its a women's rights issue - that is what it is made out to be. I do believe abortion is a men's rights issue also, hence why I started the thread.
    3. I don't believe men should be able to force a woman to abort a child. I do however believe men who don't want a child should be able to relinquish all rights to it, therefore not being able to be pursued by the mother for financial or other resources in helping to raise the child.

    What I suggest would be an abortion of responsibility - not life, in the case of men.
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