Colorado  |  Constitutional Law

Legal Question

Asked on: 4/03/12, 10:01 pm

When a woman gets pregnant, both parties must make the decision to have unprotected sex (majority of circumstances). Equal decision, right? Yet when a woman gets pregnant she then gets the right to choose the burdens of parenthood or to opt out (abortion) when the man gets no such choice.

Scenario: The woman is pregnant, does not want the child and the man does. Can he force her to carry the child? Of course not. Yet in this country the reverse is totally legal. The woman gets the decision and the male gets the ramifications. No equal choice to opt out of an unwanted pregnancy.

How is this legal? How can one party be forced into decades of obligation because of someone elses decision? Why do men not get the same right to opt out of an unwanted pregnancy that the woman does?

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