Thanks to America’s Pro-choice laws, women living in today's society are allowed to choose whether they receive an abortion or not. They have a complete and executive say in whether or not their unborn child will come into the world. However, making the child was not only the responsibility of the mother.
It takes two people to create a baby, so shouldn’t it take two people to abort the baby?
Unfortunately, this country’s pro-choice laws have not been extended to the millions of fathers who have no say in whether or not their child is aborted. I completely believe that fathers should have the right to make decisions when it comes to their unborn child, if they should so choose.
Women assume that because the baby is growing in their womb that their opinion is the only one that matters. What if the baby's father wants to raise his child, with or without the mother's help? Every parent, regardless of gender, should be allowed the right to raise any child that they helped in conceiving. Why are there not two places for signatures on an abortion consent form?
If I was a father who did not want to abort his unborn child, I would feel like my rights were being infringed upon. I would be upset that the government did not care about my paternal rights to my own child.
As an American, I am ashamed at the way our government handles this situation. Everyone is entitled to have equal rights, including the fathers of unborn children. It seems odd that our government would restrict such rights when America has prided itself on the principle of equal rights for all.
America, as a whole, is a great country to live in. The people who live here are afforded rights that many other country’s citizens are not allowed to enjoy. However, there is still room for change and improvement to better the nation.