Cherish (mareserinitatis) wrote,

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I really like this...

pammalamma wrote this in a comment on a recent discussion as an idea to reduce abortion:

Hold men more responsible for impregnating women. Make them pay for the prenatal care, for the woman's lost work time, for the birth, for the child support.

You know, I think that's the best idea I've heard in a very long time. Seriously. (And don't do the weasel out thing that most states do and say that they can't collect until a certain threshhold has been hit.)

Don't you think it would make some men take pause and, hopefully, responsibility for their involvement in the pregnancy rather than putting it all on the woman? I also think it acknowledges that pregnancy is not easy on a woman...that it isn't difficult only financially, but that it affects her physical well-being and that she will not be able to work (I'm assuming this would include time missed after the birth). If she has issues with insurance because of missing work, this would be a huge help.

So what do you guys think?
Tags: abortion, politics
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