should men be allowed to opt out of childsupport if they dont want the women to have the baby? should men have body autonomy too or should men be forced into slave labor for a womens decision to have a baby?
Most Helpful Girl
Oh yeah slave labor right... Because that's exactly like what paying for child support is. Listen, if a woman is going to keep that child she is going to be paying for it too PLUS, assuming the father decides to skip town, she'll be the only one taking care of it. You can't just get a woman knocked up and expect her to do all the work while you walk away without any consequence. Get a paternity test if you're unsure it's yours but if it is, that child is just as much a product of your irresponsibility as it is hers. If you somehow think she sabatoged whatever forms of birth control you were using, go ahead and take her to court for it. If she decides not to get an abortion though, that's her decision to make and it's her life and resources she'll be dedicating to raising that child. If you didn't want to pay child support, you should have been more careful with where you were shooting.0
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Most Helpful Guy
I think @gray_sailor said it very well.
This whole talk about "slave labor" is ridiculous and rather cynical. I don't think you'd use that phrase had you ever actually been forced to perform slave labor.
If you have sex with a woman, you automatically take the risk of making her pregnant. ESPECIALLY if you have unprotected sex. Since you're supposed to be a mature person over the age of 18, the government can expect you to live your life in a more or less responsible way and to at least have some basic understanding of what consequences your actions can cause. If you're not capable of using a condom although you don't want the woman to get pregnant, just don't have sex then. It's really not that freaking hard but apparently, some people just can't get their head around using a little rubber thingy. If you complain about having to pay child support afterwards, I'm sorry but that makes you a hypocrite. That's like somebody getting drunk, getting into a fight, injuring somebody and later on being all whiny about having to go to prison. If you know alcohol might make you aggressive, just don't drink. Simple as that.1