There are those who will cry out, "But what about the father's right to choose?"
And to them I answer: The father's right to choose takes place before the act of coition and orgasm. Once he decides to squirt his sperm and conception occurs, he hands over the decision for what happens next to the woman. It is her body, her life, her family, her community, her spiritual well-being that informs her decision. She may choose to allow him a part in her decision, but it is ultimately and completely her decision, and it will remain hers until we develop something along the lines of the Bujoldian uterine replicators. When we have artificial wombs that put no woman's life at risk to carry a baby to term, that involve no woman's emotions, bodies, or families; then men can decide to take custody of the embryo, grow it in the artificial womb, and raise it.
When women can walk away from the pregnancy as easily as men can, then men can decide....( Collapse )Context
wants every single child to be wanted and eagerly awaited.