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Fathers’ rights during abortion decisions

On Behalf of | Oct 2, 2016 | Fathers' Rights |

Abortion debates usually revolve around the rights of the mother and child. People tend to forget about the rights of the father. It is important to consider the fathers’ feelings when making important decisions regarding the pregnancy. A father might want to keep the child and oppose the mother’s decision to get an abortion.  In other cases, a father might want the mother to get an abortion. The rights of the father are usually considered secondary to the mother’s.

According to the law, the mother is not required to get consent from the father to get an abortion. This law is based on the fact that the pregnancy effects the mother more than the father, which is why she should decide what to do with her body. The law gives the mother the right to make all medical decisions on her own. The Supreme Court has reached verdicts in the past that give more rights to the mother, stating that since the women carries the child, she should be the one making all the major decisions regarding abortion.

The Supreme Court puts no pressure on the mother to notify the father about the abortion. This is because going against the father’s decision might put her or the child in danger of abuse. Though most women choose to discuss the situation with their partners, it is still legal to keep the abortion from them.

If you and your partner are going through an abortion dispute, it is advisable to discuss the situation with an experienced attorney. The attorney will tell you your rights in the situation, and help you file a complaint in court.