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Off original topic but I couldn't let this lie
You assume that all women are vapid emotional creatures unwilling to die on the front lines shoulder to shoulder with the men.
I say that it is rather a man's view of women dying on the front lines that prevents them being there.
Shirking child support means there is a child to support.
Abortion eradicates that possibility, thus the woman is NOT shirking her parental duty becaus eshe is not a parent.
Must be other people not wanting to address this point.
I was referring to financial choices, as the premise of the topic and Original Post is based on men who want to shirk their financial duties.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
It just seems to me that both sides are harping on each other...
Pro-choice people say that a woman should NEVER be forced to reproduce. She shouldn't be forced to carry, bear and care for a child that she doesn't want. I completely agree. But I also say that NO ONE should be forced to be a parent. As long as abortion is available, no man or woman should be forced into parenthood (and that includes the financial burden - which is HUGE).
We harp on about a woman's reproductive choice, but when it comes to the man, he alone is held responsible for stopping it before it begins by making a choice for abstinence. Where is the woman's responsibility for abstinence?
The man's only recourse is certainly NOT only to abstain. He has a miriad of options at his hand (no pun intended) to prevent from being financially burdened with his own creation.
There are many women who simply don't want children! And they have sex anyway, many times without protection. And they aren't labeled as "deadbeat moms" or irresponsible for choosing to abdicate their responsibility AFTER they get pregnant. But a man who simply doesn't want a child? His only recourse is to not have sex. Of course, the woman has that option, too! But we don't hold her responsible for it because she's got the option of abortion after the fact of pregnancy. How fair is that? How equal is that???
Women who are reading this: Do you want equal rights or not???
And why is no one answering my posts?
if sex commences both man and woman knows what they are faced with.