A Man’s Right to Abortion?

A listener emailed me recently doing that thing feminists hate: playing Devil’s Advocate about a topic he doesn’t fully understand. He asked me why men have “no rights” from conception, through a pregnancy, to birth or termination. The tone was as nonchalant as if he proposed “interesting” exceptions to the tax code. He proceeded to propose scenarios and solutions, such as when the woman wants to have the baby and the man does not. To which, his solution was letting the father sign away his rights to his child in the same window of time she has to terminate the pregnancy—a responsibility abortion, if you will.

His issue, in summary, was that “the female has 100% control over that child and the decisions around it.” The following is my response to his philosophical “dilemma”: !