This is a question and answer taken from your
website. I have made some
I was wondering if you had
an opinion on Male Reproductive Rights? If
so, could you e-mail me with your response. I
am writing a research
paper on Abortion.
Since men can't reproduce, I'm
a little confused by your question.
However, since men do play a part in reproduction,
I can answer your
question to that extent. I think that men should
be as informed as
women should be about all aspects of family planning--how
unwanted pregnancies and how to go about having
healthy families. In
terms of men having a say in abortion...I do
think that more men need
to be vocally pro-choice.
In terms of individual
choice within couples,
that is a case-by-case basis. It is the woman's
choice since she is the
one who would--if she chose this- carry the pregnancy
to term, so I
think that it is she who likewise has the primary
say in whether or not
to carry it to full-term. In any well-balanced
couple, I'm sure that
men play a role in this decision-making process.
However, some couples
are at an unequal place. For this reason, I would
maintain that it is
solely the women's choice. Hopefully, her male
partner will support her
in that decision. I hope that helps, but please
let me know if you had
a more specific question in mind.
I appreciate your website, but you may have
misunderstood his question.
Male Reproductive Rights state that men should
have a choice in
abortion, as men have to pay child support and
pay it at much higher
rates than women and usually do not see their
children much after
divorce. So, if he didn't want a child (because
it would ruin his life,
let's say) but she did, he would not be forced
to pay support, or
would pay less. There would be some mechanism
to give his choice
weight, since his life stands to be ruined or
benefited as much as any
You also mention that some couples are unequalized,
and therefore the
decision should only be a woman's. But Male Reproductive
recognizes that women can be the cause of inequality
as well, and so that the decision should not
only be the woman's. "Hopefully, her male partner will support
her in that decision."
Have a good day.