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.