Every now and then this issue comes up, and the NOW people scream bloody murder. This is a very complicated issue, with no easy answers. But family law on this issue is one example of a society that has gone stark raving mad, turning age-old notions of justice inside out and upside down. This is also related to the paternity fraud issue, which still hasn’t been addressed adequately by the courts and legislatures.
I think we need to start asking for legislation that protects fathers' rights when it comes to abortion. I support abortion only because I feel like I have no right to tell others what to do. If people so choose to live with the act of abortion, that is the weight they have to carry. But fathers have no say in it. Why? Because they do not have to grow the child for nine months and then give birth? Pregnancy is just nine months. Men should be able to have a voice for their child to possibly have 50, 80 or 100 more years of life.
Men must also realize that if the mother does not want the child but the father does, he must be the one to step up to the plate to raise the child and not just say, “It’s your baby, you raise it” to the mother.