Ah, this again. So if the guy has ghosted, or says he won’t support the kid, or accuses her of getting knocked up by someone else falsely, then what? It’s all on the woman? Anyone sane with women in their life they care about finds that notion absolutely nuts.
I don't agree with someone ducking their paternal responsibility, nor does American society, hence child support laws. Society can't force you to be a "father", but they can force you to financially support your children. I agree that I find the fact that a parent would ghost a child as disgusting, free will can be a bitch.
Good point, if I may add. Society can't force a woman to be a 'mother'. She could always if she wanted give it up for adoption.
I can think of thousands of people that instead of being aborted were given for adoption. Top of my head, Jeff Bezos, he was adopted.
No Jeff Bezos me but so was I at 6 weeks, what’s his problem with this? I best not bother myself, his posts never make the slightest sense anyway so a reply from me, especially about this won’t be nice.
I came into the world a year before the 1967 Abortion Act, I also was lucky not to end up in the care system if you recall the thread about Jimmy Savile, nonetheless the act was the right thing to do, from the very little I know (I have never tried to find and make contact with my birth Mother), she was not in a position to take care of me, which must have been a bad situation 20 years after the main planks of the British Welfare System was enacted post WW2.
She could have gone the backstreet abortion route and risked her own life, at this time over 50 women and girls died this way every year in the UK,(unless you were rich and could break the law via discreet and therefore very expensive private health care), this toll and many more injuries swayed a lot of opinion in Parliament.
She did the right thing at the time, still a risk, though my family (and adopted at 6 weeks IS family), already had adopted 3 years before, a girl, now she had a little brother, as a suitable family might not be found or it could just not work. Certainly my mother (91 next month) recalls the monitoring and what they would now call mentoring each time they adopted.
In short, it’s a good thing but needs proper funding, well trained staff, which was there for me and my family.
Would it be in a state that is so hostile to women, health provision, in a nation unique in the Western World for not having a comprehensive health care system?
I think honest people already know the answer there.
Banning abortion puts the US in another (of several) metrics that indicate 3rd world status incoming.
So why? My pet theory, not a work of historical scholarship I admit, we lucked out because the Puritan (even by the standard of the day) weirdos pissed off on the Mayflower as they couldn’t do their canceling Christmas and other oppressions here any more, shame it didn’t sink on the way across.
Last edited by GDB
on Wed May 04, 2022 4:10 pm, edited 1 time in total.