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Response to Xithras (Reply #25)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 01:25 AM

45. The mother who produced this child

chose to give it away. This is different than the father in your scenario who is raising the child- after the mother took 9 months and grueling labor to produce it.

This father appears to have abandoned the mother. Why the hell does he have any rights to the child? Was this father there supporting her? Going to the birthing classes? Working two jobs so that she could rest during the last trimester- or even the whole pregnancy if she was having a hard time of it? Why was it born prematurely? Usually this means the mother was stressed.

Men should not have any rights to a child if they have not participated in caring for the mother who is actually the one producing it. This whole ridiculous idea that men own the babies comes from the old livestock laws. You own the cow, so you own the calf.

Well I for one am sick of this outrageous idea. Especially in the case of men who abandon the mother.




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