This question seems like a no-brainer, right? But, apparently, some people think women are “disgusting” for demanding such a thing. Some think that if, years earlier, both the man and the woman agreed that the woman would abort or give a baby up for adoption if their recreational sex resulted in an unwanted pregnancy, that it’s not OK for the woman to change her mind and then expect the man to help support the baby he helped to create.
(Speaking of babies, my own is sick and teething like crazy today, so I gave the babysitter the morning off and am taking Joanie to the doctor when she wakes up from her nap. Today’s quick Topic of the Day post will have to suffice for morning content.)
Anyway, what are your thoughts on this issue? If a woman decides to keep her pregnancy to term and raise the baby, despite the biological father’s protests, is it morally right for her to demand financial support from him? Or is it “her problem” since she’s the one deciding to keep the baby and, if she can’t afford to raise it herself, she should abort or give it up for adoption? What if they decided beforehand that, if they were faced with an unwanted pregnancy, they wouldn’t keep it and then the woman changed her mind? Is it fair of her to expect/demand that the guy help financially support the kid?