Abortion / "Rape" question

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    Lets assume hypothetically that a woman 'rapes' man and gets pregnant. To avoid getting side-tracked on the feasibility aspect, lets further assume that she knocked him out and bound him naked to a bed, then she milked his prostate, collected his sperm in a turkey baster and proceeded to inseminate herself.

    Does the man have any right to demand an abortion and why?
     
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    At most I would see a prosecution for kidnapping, theft, sexual assault and unlawful imprisonment.

    Also there would be no way in hell she could sue for child support.

    Under current law if she wants to keep the baby she could. Also I am lothe to support any type of legislation that would mandate an abortion, as opposed to one the prevents one.

    Be that as it may, I wouldnt vote for an abortion ban, however I do believe it is a legislative issue, not a consitutional one, and if a state/locality wants to ban abortion they should be able to.
     
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    I'd say that one is his to Kill. :thup:

    Oh yeah and mani... I left you a little something in the Original Thread.

    :)

    peace...
     
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    I'm not talking about legislation mandating an abortion, I'm talking about the victim of rape being allowed to choose whether to terminate a resulting pregnancy.
     
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    Not only could she sue for child support, but she would undoubtably get it. Boys who have been the victims of statutory rape by an older woman have to pay child support all the time.
     
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    I would say yes he does.
     
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    Not only will she get child support, but victims of rape who choose to keep the child invariably have to face custody and visitation rights of the rapist, even if he is serving time in prison, AND might have to pay child support to the rapist for his joint custody periods.

    Some states are passing specific laws relating to the rights of a rapist to their children, but they don't have them now.
     
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    As an individual I would say no, although I would think the state would be free to make a law saying he could demand one.
     
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    An interesting if unlikely scenario. I would say that no one except the woman carrying the fetus has a right to demand an abortion. That said, she should face criminal charges for her actions, and lose any parental rights. The wronged man should have the option of custody of the child, or abandoning any parental rights to the child with no further obligations, and the child put up for adoption.
     
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    There is no perfect solution and ^that's really the only sensible option, IMO.
     

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