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Thread #27347   Message #336760
Posted By: GUEST,Wolfgang
08-Nov-00 - 01:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Abortion: Here we go PART 2
Subject: RE: BS: Abortion: Here we go PART 2
Abortion is nobody's business except that of the woman concerned. Period.
writes Little Hawk and Moonjen has used rather similar words in the first thread.
That is a much too strongly worded and not well considered statement in my eyes. I remember too well my feelings when a woman decided for abortion against all my pleas. I would have loved to father my child and bring him or her up, even alone.
Yes, I know that the labour (in at least two senses of the word) the woman has with the pregnancy is much more than the labour the father has during the first nine months of life. But think once more, was it really none of my business at all?
If (understandably) women want men to take over more responsibilities in other areas and don't want to hear sentences like "Contraception? That's not my business at all" they also have to give a bit.

Wolfgang