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Response to Lionessa (Reply #43)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 09:18 AM

53. But it isn't clear.

No, abortion isn't the only way to keep an unborn child from the hands of a father, we have laws in place to protect children. A man can lose his rights if he proves to be incapable or abusive, as can a woman. Granted, in America, it is more difficult than in some Countries to terminate a parent's rights, but it is still done. It can also be done through legal channels in family court, if the spouse has a valid reason - which we don't really know.

Why should (or why does) abortion rule over adoption in such a case? I believe in a woman's right to choose - and would have nothing to say about it had she made that decision. She didn't though. To suggest after the fact that she should have, when there is nothing apparent wrong with the man... well, it strikes me as unusual, at least.

Of course, my opinion is subject to change if the man turns out to be abusive, negligent, or in some way incapable of raising a child properly. So far as I can tell now though, it seems that he just wants to raise his child. What's so wrong with that? Why, if you don't want to have an abortion... why have one just to keep the child away from the Father? It makes no sense to me under the circumstances.

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