So I'm listening to a radio talkshow and a major question comes up. Let's say two people are married or living together having unprotected sex. The woman is on birth control, and the understanding between the two is that she will remain on birthcrontol. all of a sudden the woman wants a child... but she knows for whatever reason... they can't afford it, the man's in between jobs, the man has goals that don't include children at the moment, etc... the man will not agree to having children. Does she have the right (moral not legal) to take herself off the pill without him knowing and get pregnant. Now the legal question is if the courts then have the right to FORCE him to pay child support for a baby he did not intend on having and that his wife/fiance/girlfriend PURPOSELY almost tricked him into having? Which all broke down to this question... within a marriage or relationship should a woman ask for the man's consent... or better question should there be recognized mutual consent between the two parties involved before a child is had? Now the answer to this for me was pretty obvious. Yes, there should... but I can't tell you how many women got on the radio and said things like "it's my body and if I want a child he's just going to have to deal with it"... as if having a damn child was like getting a new pair of shoes. Just thought I'd start a discussion on family/relationships...etc. Opinions?