You say that your gender is irrelevant and I do agree, but as a woman am shocked that you have a view that it is ok to force your belief about life upon women who may not share your view. It is simply outrageous to me that you would basically force a women to go through pregnancy and childbirth. It is not reasonable to view this as murder because the unborn child requires it's mother's cooperation. If that mother does not want to give it, than that is quite simply HER choice. I am frustrated with you equating it to murdering a living person because it is VERY different. A woman's reproductive health is her responsibility and that includes deciding if she wants to continue to have anything growing INSIDE her body.
I am trying to be emotive about this because perhaps your gender has made you miss the point that women are completely outraged by being told that they do not have the choice about how to treat their own body. I picture the woman devastated by a difficult pregnancy, a woman in agony in child birth with the result of a baby who is resented when born or who is given away unwanted. I picture a woman enslaved by the state into putting herself through a process that is meant to be a joy, a moving into a new phase of life.
My gender means that I have grown up thinking about this process of pregnancy and birth and parenthood and it is very personal to me. When I chose to become pregnant I suffered through pregnancy, but it was my choice because of the joy I felt thinking of my wanted baby. When my baby was born and I held her in my arms it was just as I had hoped it would be my whole life. When I looked at my wanted child I felt love and an emotional connection that has been built on in my relationship with her. If I had been through this process by force it would have completely ruined my experience of this very personal and massively important part of my life and the life of my new baby.
I am telling you this because I believe strongly that a person's experience of life, the quality of their life is more important than the loss of a life not led. The life not led will never experience anything unpleasant, but what you are advocating is very unpleasant for the women and has a knock on effect to all those close to this injustice to a woman's liberty
So men do have the right to abort a woman's baby if he's not ready like the hundreds of women do for themselves everyday. I did not know this. In a sense, he's doin' her the favor of avoidin' the brunt of parentin'. Amazin'.
Oh, so men can't advocate an abortion for a seed he does not what but can't advocate for it to live if the woman wants to abort. I know, I know, I'll never know what it would be like to bare children. That's like sayin' it's my fault that God made me a man or that I chose this for myself.
A man is ordered to pay child support for a baby he didn't want. The judge proclaims, "You should have thought 'bout this before gettin' her pregnant" Another man is tryin' to prevent the abortion of his baby when the judge proclaims, "You should have thought 'bout this before impregnatin' a pro-choice woman".
I know it's not my body but a woman knows what it takes to get pregnant. If she doesn't then I can see ignorance playin' a role.