Thursday, March 16, 2006

Choice For Men

Cathy Young writes about the Roe v Wade for men lawsuit:
I do think that the case illustrates rather strongly the unfairness to men of the current legal regime. With legal abortion, a woman who gets pregnant can get out of this situation with minimal consequences (unless you believe that an abortion is a profound trauma, which it does not seem to be for most women). For a man in his mid-20s to be ordered to pay $500 a month for the next 18 years -- and presumably more if his income increases -- is no trivial burden. It means a radically altered lifestyle, including seriously reduced opportunities to have a real family if he wants one.
She makes a number of sensible points. There are also some contrary comments. We need a public debate on this issue.

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