Where is the Daddy?
In all the talk generated by Democratic Party candidates and Democrat incumbents about "women's health issues" regarding abortion, why is the responsibility of "daddy" never mentioned? If "mommy" wants to have an abortion, why not demand that "daddy" pick up the tab for the procedure?
Abortion is generally (with a few exceptions) elective surgery. Why is an insurer required to pick up the tab? Why doesn’t ObamaCare require a paternity test before there is any government financial aid for an abortion? Doesn’t daddy have any responsibility? Unless Mommy plans on naming the fetus Jesus, it took two to get it started, and those same two should pay to end the life of that fetus. If they won't pay for the abortion, how about paying for18 years of child support?
Democrats seem to be all for the concept that pregnancy is a “no fault” issue. It’s as if they haven’t quite grasped the concept that pregnancy doesn’t just happen. It isn’t like catching a cold or tripping and twisting your ankle. Generally such things are not classed as a team sport. Pregnancy is definitely a team sport.
But Democrats and other leftists have also decreed that it is the woman, the mommy, who has to bear the brunt of the cost and the aftermath. As required in the Affordable Care Act, Democrats (the only ones who voted for the thing) have decreed that the male in this tragic equation gets off scot-free from any responsibility.
Doesn’t that determination seem to fly in the face of leftist demands for “justice”? Where is the justice in laying the whole burden off on women?
As for the accusation that Republicans and conservatives are waging a “war on women,” it appears that Democrats take an almost Islamic view of pregnancy in that the woman is at fault, not the man, and she is the one to be punished. So who is really waging a war on women?
Jim Yardley is a retired financial controller, a two-tour Vietnam veteran and writes frequently about political idiocy, business and economic idiocy and American cultural idiocy. Jim also blogs at http://jimyardley.wordpress.com/, and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org