Not really, the fetus is a clump of cells that has the potential of being a human being. It's not like it really has a life anyways. No one would be negatively affected without it and it doesn't have a perspective on life or friends or feelings or knowledge or memories, it's kinda just...there...as awful as that sounds
@🎩Llew🎩 Yea, that's what I was thinking. Maybe one day people will find a way of extending those 15 seconds (which is pretty damn long if you think about it) and there'll be conscious heads in jars like in Futurama ^.^
@🎩Llew🎩 yeah but if we talk about the whole world, we can conclude that it's pretty much equal, as in third world countries, women have it worse and in our society it might be the men who have it worse.
Men and women should all be considered equal and although I'm not religious, all religions should be tolerated because faith is not something that should be taken away from someone. I do agree with abortion however as it is the woman's choice to make, not society's. I don't believe anyone should be discriminated against, nor should their freedom to believe and do what they want (to an extent) be taken away from them. This society needs to learn tolerance.
ah you see, i am also pro abortion but the whole its the womans choice thing has me torn. I know its the womans body and what not but say she doesnt want a child but the dad does, he misses out on 50 years maybe with a child because the mother doesnt want to carry him for 9 months
so im just thinking, if we want equality, if the woman has the right to abort a child at her own choice, then, in theory, the father should also be able to choose to abort the child regardless of what the mother may feel
You assume the woman would take only her feelings into consideration when I feel most women would consult the father. I agree society views the mother as the primary caregiver rather than the father due to gender roles (obviously not good) however you can't ignore the statistics of the ever increasing single parent (90% of the time the mother) thus raising a child is becoming ever more frightening, costly and far more responsibility. You also have the cases of sexual assault which would make it much harder for the woman to raise the child, in marital rape as well. Abortion isn't a matter of equality, it's a matter of a woman's well being so I therefore think it should be an exception to the argument for equality.
im not saying they wouldn't im just saying they dont have to. They can do it without consent of the father because they have that ability and they also have the power to keep the child regardless of what the father wants therefore preventing men and women from achieving complete equality
I truly believe the father has a right to have a say in it however, it will be the woman that has to go through the pregnancy and thus she would have to truly want the child, I don't see it as logical to go through so much pain to receive no reward
Well looks at it this way, single parent households are greatly increasing, 90% headed by the mother. Let's assume most fathers are given an opportunity to be part of the child's life, yet it appears to be the woman accepting the most responsibility.
So maybe it's a matter of men and women unconsciously conforming to society's gender roles, therefore the inequality in abortion could be due to society's inequality. Maybe if gender roles were not so accepted, there would be more room for compromise between father and mother, despite the circumstances (to an extent) in decisions to do with abortion.