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When a preg woman opts for abortion/adoption WHY is she legally the only one who has a say so? why does the father not have to be consulted?

YES it's her body, but she didn't get herself pregnant. if a woman wants an abortion but the father wants to keep the baby, I believe that he deserves that right!

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Because she is the one who will have to carry it for 9 months, and take the risks involved with giving birth to it. Also, the father can say that he wants to care for it, but then he always has the option to take off at any time and never look back. So ultimately, it's the woman who has to make the decision. Clearly the father (in most cases) should be consulted, however I can think of several cases where the father should never have say - like rape, or in cases where a husband has forced his wife to get pregnant against her wishes (and yes it does happen), or any other situation where the father's involvement would be potentially detrimental to the health and safety of the woman.

Not saying that it's fair - I new a guy who was absolutely devastated when his then girlfriend aborted his baby, but it wasn't his choice to make (and honest at the time, he really had no way to support or care for a baby).

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You answered your own question.
Her body, her pain, her discomfort, her possible health concerns, etc.

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dustee
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Right, but she didn't get herself pregnant.
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dustee
her body her choice ... some men woe is me my baby, later DNA, later I have no money and then I'm off to be with another woman her body and her choice
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In my opinion, she is not the only one to make the decision. The father should be as well consulted. However, abortion is not virtue. I would not advocate for it. In any case, the unborn has the right of life as well.

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Because the ultimate decision belongs to the woman carrying the baby.

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magdalene

I don't know why the father would not have a say so in this and I think it is a gross injustice and even worse than that. To think that law or anyone else could put a stop to our child being born is worse than I have a word to describe! You have to sit back while they kill your child and give you no choice!! What a world!! I don't believe the mother shoud have a right to do that to you either. It took two to make this child and she is only one half of the parents, there are two!! She knew she could become pregnant when she became intimate and now here she is aborting this child. Carrying it in her womb 9 months she knew could be what could happen as well. There's no excuse at all for this woman to kill your child.!! If she doesn't want it, you should be able to legally fight to have your child yourself. This is horendous!!!!!

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dustee

Woman's body...woman's choice.

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