Now, I should preface this: I personally would elect to pay child support, even fight for custody, regardless if I came to hate his or her mother, should I get a girl pregnant and she decides to give birth. For me, I will do whatever it is in my power to do to raise my children the best I can. However, I find there is an enormous double standard in America when it comes to this issue.
If the court decides in favor of the mother, a man can be ordered to pay a monthly fee to help raise a child that he never wanted in the first place, and he had no say in whether or not the child would be born. Forcing a man to help with the costs of a child he never had the chance to say yes or no to is a major denial of our rights as individuals (taxation without representation comes to mind).
Again, I personally would do whatever it takes to help in the raising of my children, but I feel that men ought to deserve the right to choose whether or not he would give child support. What do you guys think?
- Yes, men should be made to pay for child support regardless if he wants the child or not. He made his decision when he knocked up the girl.79% (27)43% (10)65% (37)Vote
- Yes, men should be made to pay for child support, but I think men deserve a say in whether or not the child is born.18% (6)17% (4)18% (10)Vote
- No, men should not have to pay for child support if they don't want to because they don't get a say in whether or not the child is born.3% (1)40% (9)17% (10)Vote
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I voted B. In a healthy relationship these things should be discussed PRIOR. I do not understand why people don't have common sense. If you know you are having sex then why not discuss any possibilities with your partner. As for one night stands... you kinda should think about these things too! People these days... With that said both people's insights are needed. It has to come down to the financial resources available, how fit they are to really be parents, age, the nature of their relationship etc etc etc. There are many factors that need to be looked at before deciding if you want to have a baby and I think both's perspective should be required.
But seriously... this wouldn't even be a fucking issue if people had some intelligence. You don't even need to be a rocket scientist to grasp that when you have sex there is always a possibility so why not discuss it! I've never had this issue nor ever will because i don't just fuck around with randoms and not care about my body and it's consequences.2