Reading over http://www.adisc.org/forum/mature-to...-abortion.html again, I realized this never really got solved.
Without getting into a debate on whether abortion itself is wrong, whose choice is it for an abortion to be performed?
My post already brought this up a bit:
I'd also like to add to this ChildishDaze's point that was something along the lines of 9 months being only a small portion of the 18 years that is generally considered "raising" the child.I think that is should be a choice for both the man and the woman. I don't believe it is fair if the woman doesn't want the kid and the man does. Yes, the woman has to carry the baby for nine months. She could have used contraceptives. Obviously this doesn't include rape, since the father probably won't be arguing to keep the baby and incriminate himself. If it were my kid and I had the ability to support it and my partner didn't want it then I would be pissed if she had an abortion. If it's completely up to the woman to KEEP the baby she is 100% responsible for it also. Being able to say "The man only contributed one cell, I need to carry it for nine months" completely contradicts "the baby is half yours, so you need to support it too". It can't work both ways.
Some parents go even beyond that. My brother is 19 and is still basically supported by my parents, equally. I would argue that you contribute to raising your offspring from the time they are born until the time one of you die. It's not like you'll stop giving advice and helping them out once they hit the magic 18.