If a woman wants an abortion, does the man that got her pregnant have any legal right to stop her?
I am not in this situation nor have I ever been, I am just wondering what a fathers rights are out of curiousity. Does anyone know?
that is the whole case of Roe vs Wade. She wanted the abortion, and he wanted the child. The Supreme Court ruled that it was her body to do with as she pleased, and there were no legal right granted to the father. However this theory now leads to the question that is coming before the Supreme Court in several other cases about a father not wanting the child and terminating his parental responsibility before the child is born. Their argument is if the woman can decide she doesn't want the child, why can't he, it took both them to create the baby, but he should not be responsible just because she chose to keep it. It will be interesting how this case goes. By the way it was the ACLU that is working these cases as well, just like they did the Roe vs Wade.
No, absolutely not. Roe v Wade (abortion rights) is the law of the land and any attempt to stop a woman from availing herself of her legal rights would be illegal. The question of whether a woman need consent from the involve man has been run through the courts and dealt with.
And frankly, it is also not a moral right. If you don't want to reproduce, there are ways to stop it, for men as well as women. If you feel strongly anti-abortion, you should discuss the issue with any woman you have sex with and decide what if any form of birth control should be used. Not to mention, what should be done in the event of an 'oops'. If the man in question can't agree with the woman on these issues, he should not have sex with her even once. However, once he has made his mistake, he cannot claim that he didn't know what her legal rights are and what her opinion is on the subject. Nor can he understand what it means to be a pregnant woman.
Most men who are anti-abortion have no interest in taking care of their own children, let alone all the unwanted ones they think should be running aroung neglected and suffering. They just want to self-rightously tell women what to do with their bodies and move on to tell someone else what to do. Any man who is anti-abortion and claims to care about the resulting unwanted children should set aside a substantial percentage of his income to support the ones already in existence. Then he can talk about why there should be more of them.
Out of curiousity, did you really not know what the abortion laws are? Or are you trying to make a point of some kind?
no ... funny how a man has to own up to child support but has no say in the life of his own child! sexist society we live in now days!
he doesn't have a legal right, but he can always go and let her know that he is willing to take the baby if she's willing to carry it (instead of aborting it). I don't think any woman would object to that, if a guy made a sincere effort.
No..its her choice.
no, he does not. All he can do is try to persuade her not too.
No. The Supreme Court ruled in Casey v. Planned Parenthood of SE PA that it posed an undue burden on a woman to require the father's consent.
He has no right to stop her. It is her decision.
In most states, the father has no right to keep the baby alive until after she's born. This is horrible, but it's the law.
Nope, not in a free country he doesn't, but if you have a few million dollars you might try challenging the legal system, bogging down the courts and laying socioreligous guilt trip on her that might get her to either change her mind or even give you custody.
no they have no legal right to stop her!
I don't know what is on the books for this situation. I know that if married, the man has a lot of say. But if unmarried, I think it is left to the one that will be pregnant to decide ultimately. And since men can't be pregnant, then I think they lose in this case.
It would be an interesting case to see, though. I would like to see what a jury and judge would interpret the law to be.
generally speaking the answer is no except for a few rare exceptions. Those exceptions could be if the woman is a minor child, has diminished capacity ie she is deemed incapable of handeling her own affairs, or she is a ward of the court or in the judicial system for some crime she might have committed.
Most men I've seen are happy to pay for the abortion.
Its her body and she is the one who goes through the changes so technically it is her decision if she wants to keep the baby.