If I got my girlfriend pregnant, or a girl after a one night stand. How would I feel if she aborted the baby? Distraught.
The rest of this post is written as if I'd just got a girl pregnant and she was set on having an abortion. This hasn't happened but this is how I imagine I would react. It's probably toned down a bit!
It takes two to make a baby. Simple as that. Where are my rights? Grace has 23 of chromosomes formed from my DNA. In fact, it's purely from me whether she is male or female! Ive promised to support the mother or even become a single parent. She's not interested.
However, she (mother) still has the right to kill Grace and she plans to use that right without me having any say. Her body, they claim.
Tantrums, rebellious teenager, boyfriend problems or lifts home from parties at stupid o'clock? We'd deal with that when we came to it! All of our own parents managed!
Then, we'd see an amazing young woman emerge from the hormonal chaos that is adolescence. She might be a nurse, footballer, politician, financier, doctor, singer, scientist, Nobel winner or guitar god! (She'd be learning from her dad on the last one).
Teachers have died protecting children in their care. They’ve themselves in front of bullets, took on maniacs with machetes and there's probably many other examples never reported. I can't do that for my own child in an abortionist's room. How can I save her? Quite simply, I can't, and it kills me inside.
Women's rights should be respected and fought for - Pankhurst is an inspiration to all those oppressed in any way.
But that doesn't mean I don't have rights. Where are they?