V1445 – Abortion Equality Bill 2019 (Second Reading)Watch
It specifically states a father can renounce his parental rights "up to one week before the abortion deadline". I feel like this wouldn't give much time for the woman to decide on if she wants an abortion after discovering she will be a single mother with no support, especially as time arranging the abortion comes into play as well giving her less deciding time.
I feel like I'd definitely support this bill if one of two alterations were made to the 1 week part:
1) If a father has renounced rights close to the deadline, the woman has an extra week to decide on the abortion (my least preferred change as it raises alot of unnecessary pro life or pro choice debate by allowing later abortions)
2) You must rescind your parental rights as a father 2 to 3 weeks before the abortion deadline (rather than 1) barring if you found out too late to make this decision of course.
Although I see your logic this bill creates perverse incentives, I also feel a superior solution is to require parental consent over maternal. This bill may actually increase abortion rates.
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