My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Roe v. Wade for Men...

This is from the BBC....obviously a very important court case in the US.
Matt Dubay, the man at the centre of the case, said he did not expect the court to rule in his favour.

"What I expect to hear is that the way things are is not really fair, but that's the way it is," he told the Associated Press news agency.

"Just to create awareness would be enough to at least get a debate started."

Mr Dubay says that his former girlfriend became pregnant with his child after assuring him she had a physical condition that prevented her from conceiving.

He says she went on have the baby, despite knowing that he did not want to have a child with her.

He now wants the court to free him from his obligation to pay $500 (£287) in child support every month.

The National Center for Men is filing a case on behalf of Mr Dubay at a court in the US city of Detroit.

The centre's director, Mel Feit, told the Associated Press news agency: "There's such a spectrum of choice that women have - it's her body, her pregnancy and she has the ultimate right to make decisions.

"I'm trying to find a way for a man also to have some say over decisions that affect his life profoundly," he said.

The centre has dubbed the case "Roe v Wade for men" - after the landmark US Supreme Court ruling that gave women the right to have abortions.


Blogger jw said...

We need to have a long and detailed discussion on reproductive rights for males.

For example, a teacher molests her 13 year old student and gets pregnant: The law says he is the father and must pay support. The law says she keeps custody of the baby.

He has been made a father with no choice in the matter.

OK, this is a "gay" blog. Adult female offender / adult male victim rapes are not all that common with about 6 each year in Canada.

Now, say a woman looks at YOU and sees a good monetary & genetic father. She drugs you and forces sex or she uses a gun to force you (which recently happeded in Italy). Either way, you are now the father over your expressed wishes and as the result of rape. That's the law!

Also, the current law says that children can and should be raised by female sex offenders. Can you imagine the results to the child?

We badly need to make changes.

5:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the previous comment - a SERIOUS discussion about men's rights is long overdue. Obviously, as a Gay man, I cannot imagine this ever being a personal issue. However, I cannot accept that only women have a say on reproductive rights. After all, it takes a sperm as well as an egg to create a life. Sorry to say but biology is destiny and fairness says that the man must have 50% of the decision even if destiny has decided that women must carry the child.

Another aspect of this is that I DO think men (Gay and straight) need to understand that they really are 50% of conception. So many men just deposit their sperm wherever without any thought of the child it may create. One only needs to look at the crisis in the black community to see the harm caused by this kind of (non)thinking. Feminist insistence on negating the role of the male has contributed to this woeful situation.

12:49 AM  

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