In Sweden, men may get that "right" too.
Men who don’t want to become fathers should be permitted to have a “legal abortion” up to the 18th week of a woman’s pregnancy, say the young liberals.
The cut-off date coincides with the last week in which a woman can terminate a pregnancy in Sweden.
“This means a man would renounce the duties and rights of parenthood,” LUF Väst chairman Marcus Nilsen told The Local.
By signing up for a “legal abortion” then, a man would not have to pay maintenance for his child, but neither would he have any right to meet the child.
The group believes “legal abortion” for men would promote equality between the sexes in the early stages of a pregnancy, giving men a chance to opt out. Women would also benefit if they knew from the get-go whether a man was willing to commit to parenthood, the young liberals say.I have had this conversation with conservative women who support abortion (they argue government should not make these decisions) and they say it is not the same.
If you play, you pay.
And then there is this injustice: "Carnell Alexander has been fighting for some time to clear his name, but on Tuesday he was dealt a harsh blow when a judge demanded that he pay $30,000 in back child support for a child whom the courts now know is not his."