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Allow 'Paper Abortions' so fathers can opt out of parenthood during pregnancy

Submitted by Patrick Pepper on Sunday 23rd May 2021

Published on Thursday 3rd June 2021

Current status: Open

Open until: Friday 3rd December 2021

Current Signatures: 10
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Child ~ Children ~ Enable ~ Forced ~ It ~ men ~ Paper ~ Parent ~ Prevent

Petition Action

Allow 'Paper Abortions' so fathers can opt out of parenthood during pregnancy

Petition Details

I believe a woman should not be forced to become a mother any more than a man should be forced to become a father. If a man does not want to become a father, they should be able to legally withdraw from the financial and legal responsibilities of becoming a parent.

Additional Information

Women have control of their lives after an conception but men routinely face financial responsibilities even if they make it clear that they do not want to be a parent.

'Paper abortions' (also known as a 'financial abortion' or a 'statutory abort') would enable men to cut all financial and legal ties to a child during pregnancy.

It could also prevent creating difficulties for children in future, and empower women.


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