wow not many men seem to take any responisbility on this thread..
I was watching Friends and got up to the part where Rachel has her baby (Ross is the father). Here is no question that she will have the baby, but she and Ross are not married so she doesnt stay with him and decides to be a single mother. Ross doesnt want to marry Rachel AGAIN but offers to look after the child. He supports her but she finds living with him a drag. On tv, its definitely portrayed as Rachels decision to tell or not tell Ross, and even that she wa the once who seduced Ross into sleeping with her. He gets angry about the condoms not working but after that he seems ok with the pregnancy.
In real life, I think someone like Rachel might have faced choices like
When she knows shes pregnant, or suspects, wouldnt she go take the morning after pill?
if her job was NOT going well, would she have considered abortion or been pressured into it if she was a lot younger by her parents
or...just not tell the father, or if she was sleeping with several guys, just tell the one that she WANTEd to be the father.
or as happens a lot on soap operas, has a miscarriage.
I dont know. But this issue doesnt go away. Emma grows up and everyone else knows shes illegitmate and the product of a one night stand and a bottle of merlot but they dont say anything to her about it...maybe she will find out when she grows up.
anyway, I was reading recently about Jane Roe and her child that was the centre of the abortion law change in the USA.
Her baby got adopted out but her daughter never really wanted to meet her birth mother who supoosedly wanted to abort her. In her case, she never told the father as he had split and had nothing to do with the child and probably never knew as she had no way of contacting him. Apparnetly he was one of those intinerant gambler type guys. Here today, gone tomorrow.
however she lied under oath and said she was raped by some black guys to try and overurn the abortion law. the lawyers trying to push for abortion were female and the men did nothing to stop them.