Every year millions of women find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy situation. They are placed in a position to choose between being a parent, allowing someone else to be a parent of their child or to have an abortion. This decision can be difficult for anyone, married or single, when it is unexpected. A woman with a career can be concerned about losing her job or even be threatened to be demoted. Young women in high school and college are concerned with a baby effecting their education. Many women are pressured and even threatened physically by other family members or by their boyfriends into choosing abortion. The circumstances are as individual as the women and men that are in them.
There is no doubt that a pregnancy changes the lives of everyone involved regardless of the decision that is made. Many times families believe that to choose an abortion would be like a step back in time as if the pregnancy never happened. They believe that their lives would revert back to the way it was and this unplanned circumstance will just go away. But in reality, every person involved is changed by a pregnancy whether it is a childbirth, a miscarriage or an abortion, they are changed. The most obvious person changed is the woman who is pregnant. According to the American Pregnancy Association many changes come physically and emotionally in every pregnancy. Physically she is changed, from the time of conception, as the baby grows and her body produces resources to nurture the life that is growing inside. Hormones change, milk develops, the uterus expands, and fluids are produced to protect the life in the womb. When that process is interrupted by a miscarriage, it can cause an imbalance in her body. The same is true for an elective abortion. Her natural instincts are trying to protect something that is no longer there. There is a void. When that void is from miscarriage, it is difficult but easier to face than elective abortion.
The fathers-to-be and other family members also deal with their emotions when a child is lost. It may be that they had been the ones to push for the abortion and they feel responsible, or they may have had no voice in the decision at all. The natural instinct for a man is to protect his family. If the mother of the child chooses abortion against his will, the father has no legal right to stop her. There have been numerous cases brought to the attention of the Supreme Court that fight for the rights of the father to no avail. Here are just a couple of Supreme Court decisions that have been handed down in these types of cases.
In the 1976 Supreme Court case of Planned Parenthood of Central Missouri v Danforth, a decision was handed down that a man’s right to know about his wife or daughter’s abortion is unconstitutional.
4. The spousal consent provision in § 3(3), which does not comport with the standards enunciated in Roe v. Wade, supra, at 164-165, is unconstitutional, since the State cannot
"delegate to a spouse a veto power which the [S]tate itself is absolutely and totally prohibited from exercising during the first trimester of pregnancy." Pp. 67-72.
Here is an excerpt from the Supreme Court case of Planned Parenthood of Southeastern PA v Casey concerning the husbands rights, saying it is an “undue burden” to notify him.
2. Section 3209's husband notification provision constitutes an undue burden, and is therefore invalid. A significant number of women will likely be prevented from obtaining an abortion just as surely as if Pennsylvania had outlawed the procedure entirely.
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