No Shjade, I did not open the door to abortion. I also did not derail the thread, but I was pointing out that the male figure did not want the child which shined some light on why his child custody is so high. Meaning that the situation, as I made mention, has other variables. I do not agree with making use of a hot button topic like abortion in order to defend a point or win a discussion. A father signing away parental rights in order to avoid child custody payments and abortion are different topics entirely. Abortion has a great many morale, legal and emotional baggage attached to the topic. There is simply not a comparison between the two.
Abortions, when outright illegal, were still sought after by women through “back alley abortions.” Women would spend a considerable amount of resources to travel to states that offered them. Women bleed to death, went into septic shock, died horrible deaths in order to have an abortion. Today women have the option of legal abortions. They still pay a large amount of money for what amounts to a surgical procedure on their bodies. These women wade through picket lines, have to endure sonograms shoved into their faces and lectures mandates by the state for physicians to give. Furthermore they live with the emotional trauma for the rest of their lives.http://www.afterabortion.org/Survey2.htm
54% of women Strongly Agree that their choice to have an abortion can be described as an agonizing one.
52% of women strongly disagree that the memory of their abortion faded over time.
59% of women strongly disagree that they received counseling prior to the abortion.
The reasons for abortion are varied and often intermingled. Points that regularly come up are lack of support from the partner and family of the woman, responsibility to others and limitations on her life by others.http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/journals/3711005.pdf
So can we leave abortion off the table now?