Laurie Shrage wrote:Women’s rights advocates have long struggled for motherhood to be a voluntary condition, and not one imposed by nature or culture. In places where women and girls have access to affordable and safe contraception and abortion services, and where there are programs to assist mothers in distress find foster or adoptive parents, voluntary motherhood is basically a reality. In many states, infant safe haven laws allow a birth mother to walk away from her newborn baby if she leaves it unharmed at a designated facility.
If a man accidentally conceives a child with a woman, and does not want to raise the child with her, what are his choices? Surprisingly, he has few options in the United States."
I never thought about it before, but it's kind of interesting to think that in some states a woman can drop off a baby and just walk away. Why not reverse policies like that and elicit support from her with the same legal ramifications a man would have?
As a person who hates holidays, this article struck me as suitably "grinchy" for the occasion.