A pro-choice author describes how couples often disagree about what to do with an unplanned pregnancy:
“Leslie Rotenberg, the director of social services in the Margaret Sanger clinic of Planned Parenthood of New York City, reported that, when a couple comes in together, in half the cases the woman wants a child and the man doesn’t and in the other half it is the opposite. When it is the woman who wants to have the child, the most common response from the man is: “it isn’t fair. I should have a say if I’m going to be a father.” Rotenberg explained as tactfully as possible that he had a choice before he had sex.”
Alexander Sanger Beyond Choice: Reproductive Freedom in the 21st Century (New York: Public Affairs, 2004) 154 – 155
Alexander Sanger is the grandson of Margaret Sanger, the birth control crusader who was also a eugenicist and racist.
On the other hand, many men have suffered feelings of loss and grief after their partners had an abortion either against their will or without their knowledge.Share on Facebook