Let's take the Progressive side. Assume that pro-choice and equal treatment are the primary, undeniable human rights. Then why don't they grant equal, pro-choice rights to men? If a woman decides to have a baby, why can't he default on parenthood? Women can. A man who denies a 'woman's right to choose' is called a sexist bigot. Yet if he claims the same right for himself, he's also called a sexist bigot. Progressives claim to care about equal treatment and pro-choice. Yet they unapologetically deny men those rights. Odd.
If there were a 50-50 chance of a man getting pregnant during sex, this wouldn't even be an issue.
the thing that disappoints me about women is until recently they haven't found the strength to speak aloud that it's their body and their choice. If I was a woman, there is no force on this Earth that could force me to have a baby I didn't want...period. And considering that many women don't believe in God, all that Christian conservative stuff goes right out the window.
As for the paternal rights...it's NOT his body.
I DO NOT believe in life at conception.
As for "late term abortion", I definitely would get an abortion if I found out I was about to have a malformed baby. No negotiations.
Women who don't want a pregnancy have poisoned themselves and forced abortions for centuries. Trying to criminalize women for abortion will only drive them back into the back alleys for abortion. At least with government involved, abortion is "registered" and "tracked".
I spent time in the Philippines. Abortions are illegal there - but there are plenty of them.
I side with Bill Clinton: Abortion should be legal, safe and rare.
And I will vote that way.