Some new legislation in the state of Ohio is being sponsored by Rep. John Adams of the 78th House district; House Bill 252 or The Father’s Right Bill. This bill will require the biological father’s consent before an abortion can be done.
I can hear the roar of the ACLU from here…but understand, the child in question is both the father and the mother’s baby. The mother can scream MY BODY all she wants, but she did not become pregnant all by herself. And to take it a step further, if she gave birth to this child I GUARANTEE YOU that she would call the father’s name when it comes time to pony up money for child support.
Sorry ladies…you can’t have it both ways.
Here’s one of the particulars of HB 252:
- When the fetus that is the subject of the procedure is not viable, no person shall perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman without the written informed consent of the father of the fetus.
And this is just one of the highlights. Women will be subject to fines and jail time if they are caught lying about the father in anyway. Read the rest of House Bill 252 here.
I know a man this has happened to…years ago when he was seeing a girl in high school, she became pregnant. She subsequently had an abortion without his knowledge. To this day, over 30 years later, he still thinks about the son or daughter he lost to abortion.
If you are both responsible enough to have sex, then you should both be responsible to the outcome and subject to the consequences.