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Should Men Be Able To Take a Stand In The Abortion Debate?
Men should be able to vote in the abortion debate.
It is important to not revoke the right of men to vote on this because the father definitely has a right to influence and make decisions about his unborn child.
Every person, despite their gender, should be able to give their opinion about something that concerns the whole society.
Men can support the opinions of their female friends by voting on the matter.
It would be difficult to restrict who can vote or not, and it raises some questions with difficult answers regarding who should or should not be permitted; it would become overcomplicated and potentially discriminatory.
If men are to be held accountable for child-rearing, it is only logical that they are held accountable/have a say about an unborn child as well - otherwise they would have the right to refuse child support if a woman decides to have child against the father's will.
On no other issue is the electorate restricted to only those who would be most affected by the policy.
Women who are not able to bear children should also be excluded from being able to vote on abortion rights. This should include those who are too old, naturally infertile and chemically infertile.
The abortion debate gives rights to women. They should be able to decide about their own bodies, and men can't know what it's like to be pregnant.
There is a difference between offering one's opinion in a debate, and enforcing one's views on others against their will. If women view anti-abortion laws as an involuntary interference with their bodily autonomy by men, then men should be limited to giving their opinion but barred from voting.
When the male anatomy and physiology gets a place in lawmakers' books and political points, then we can allow their stance on abortion debate.
Men do not need a political vote because they can vote with their behavior. Men who are opposed to abortion can refuse to engage in any sexual activity that risks causing an abortion (i.e. vaginal sex with any woman who could get pregnant and is open to personally having an abortion).
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