Man should have say in response to pregnancy

2014-03-12T00:00:00Z Man should have say in response to pregnancy nwitimes.com
March 12, 2014 12:00 am

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court only took into account a woman's choice. The Legislature has failed to recognize sex as a "contract of mutual consent, or agreement, with the assumption of risk." By contract both share the decision of an abortion.

A man doesn't have the right to keep, or abort, a child, but can be held financially responsible for child support.

Amendment 14 of the U.S. Constitution states, "No state shall deny any person the equal protection of the law." Men have been denied equal protection of the law. A woman should by contract of mutual consent inform the man of her pregnancy to have an abortion with his consent, or have the baby. Otherwise, the man can't be held financially responsible without an equal say.

They mutually consented to sex with the assumption of risk and should by mutual consent agree to an abortion or child support, which can be dealt with quickly and simply in a judicious manner in a small claims court, where both persons have an equal say.

- Barry Emigh, Merrillville

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