Thursday, September 11, 2014

If you think men should help decide if a woman gets an abortion, just shut up | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | theguardian.com

If you think men should help decide if a woman gets an abortion, just shut up | Jessica Valenti | Comment is free | theguardian.com



I agree completely. Men should not be able to say no to a woman's decision to abort. That decision should be always and completely the woman's choice. I hesitate to use the old phrase 'between a woman and her doctor' because that implies that the doctor might be able to do other than provide the facts and ensure the procedure is handled in a professional manner.

On the other hand: If a single woman decides to proceed with a pregnancy, I don't think she should automatically be entitled to financial support from the sperm-supplier.  Yes, he should be careful not to spill his seed if he doesn't want children. But she also needs to be responsible for her own actions. 

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