[link=http://www.elle.com/Life-Love/Society-Career-Power/The-Parent-Trap-Paternal-Rights-and-Abortion]The Parent Trap[/link] Article My hope for this thread is that it doesn't become just a debate about abortion, although your opinion on abortion most likely influences how you see this, and in my view this is something of the gaping hole of logic in the ship of the pro-choice movement. If you are pro-choice, why does the father have none? I personally think men and women should be equally responsible for the consequences of having sex. Our current system gives women the option to abort, but men have no such choice once they have sex. If we value the reproductive rights, then those rights should be shared between the sexes. Of course if you believe as I do that reproductive rights are nowhere near as important as the rights of the unborn, then we have to ask ourselves, do we want a fair system that lets both parents have the right not to be responsible for their reproductive actions, a system where neither have such a choice, or the current system where one party has reproductive rights to terminate and the other only has obligations to the child and society once the pregnancy occurs.