Fathers Have No Legal Rights

LifeSiteNews.com
Nov. 8, 2010By Hilary White

Young Pro-Life Father Nearly Lost Son to Abortion: Says Fathers Have No Legal Rights

DUBLIN, November 8, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Joseph Lee, who serves as the development officer for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children in Scotland, is the father of a four-year-old boy. But he almost lost his son just over four years ago, thanks to the fact that Britain’s abortion laws do not allow men to be taken into account in abortion decisions….(Full Story)

Joseph Lee and his girlfriend are to be congratulated that their son is alive and apparently well, but the story at LifeSiteNews.com states absolutely nothing about whether Joseph Lee is a part of the life of his son or whether his son has been condemned, like millions of other children, to grow up fatherless, without the presence of his father in his life.

The article focuses entirely on the fact that Lee prayed for his unborn son’s life, how it came about that the expecting mother decided not to go through with “her” abortion, and that the boy is now alive.  The story does not even let us know whether the boy is in the custody of his mother.

It could be that both Joseph Lee and his girlfriend live happily together, raising the son they conceived through their act of love.  It could be that the boy was given up for adoption.  The article doesn’t say.

Mind you, after having stated that Joseph Lee “pointed out that “it’s very rare” to see anything written about the rights of the father in the abortion debate.” he is quoted as having said,

“Even in pro-life circles … abortion lobbyists are focused on women’s rights,” he said. “Pro-lifers tend to rightly focus on the child. Most counselors focus on the woman, but there’s nothing really that focuses on the father.”

Ironically, even in a pro-life article by LifeSiteNews.com that highlights that curiously blinkered view of fathers’ rights and how even pro-lifers cannot force themselves to remove their blinkers, the vital bond between a boy and his father is being ignored.  One cannot help but feel that such ignorance is no accident but either a powerful compulsion or perhaps and quite possibly deliberate.

Sorry to have to say it to LifeSiteNews.com, “You will not have much success with having those who wish to abort children about to be born stop their actions and instead respect the life they are about to snuff, unless you also respect and promote the rights of fathers to be within and not without their families and children.

Do that, or else the lives you help save will only find themselves in the fatherless society you help to create.”

A copy of this comment was sent to LifeSiteNews.com as a letter to the editor.  Stay tuned to see what happens next.

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6 Responses to Fathers Have No Legal Rights

  1. Roger Eldridge says:
    December 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

    ….By every conceivable way (what a terrible unintentional pun) women have been encouraged to see themselves as being individuals and not part of their Family; abortion is just one of many including all Family Law, social welfare, education etc

    Right. Much has been written about that, and Warren Farrell devoted a whole section, “From Husband Sam to Uncle Sam: Government as Substitute Husband”, to that issue in his book, “The Myth of Male Power”.

    The full impact of what has happened is not driven home unless one considers that the advantages women gained (without having to offer anything at all in trade) are best summarized in the fact that, while a hundred years ago women lived about as long as men did, men’s lives are now on average ten percent shorter than those of women.

    All it took to achieve that was to break the weakest link in the family, the father.

  2. Well said Walter, but their most diabolical trick was to make make life so difficult for fathers that fathers started to protect themselves and forgot to protect their Families. If men can put their Family first in every situation they find themselves in they will have THE FULL FORCE OF THE LAW BEHIND THEM AND CAN NOT BE DRIVEN BACK.

    By every conceivable way (what a terrible unintentional pun) women have been encouraged to see themselves as being individuals and not part of their Family; abortion is just one of many including all Family Law, social welfare, education etc

    God bless,  Roger

  3. Roger Eldridge says:
    December 13, 2010 at 7:48 am

    So where the man and woman are Married she needs his consent to lawfully engage an abortionist. It is terrible that abortion has never been challenged like this.

    Your observation is right on the button.

    It should not surprise anyone, though, that the debate is being focused on a woman’s right to her body rather than on the need to preserve the viability of the institution of the traditional nuclear family. However by diverting our attention from what it should be focused on, and away from the sovereignty of the family the detractors neatly avoid a few inconvenient truths.

    The family provides superiors benefits and protection to all of its members, but with those benefits also come duties and obligations.

    There is no doubt that the aim has all along been to abrogate the traditional nuclear family, for which an all-out agenda was begun to be devised ever since Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels urged the abolition of the family in their Manifesto of the Communist Party.

    The bait with which to achieve that was “free love” (today it is called “sexual freedom”). Those who promoted women’s abortion rights went one step farther. They not merely promoted the abrogation of the regulation of human sexuality, they promoted the “liberation” of women from their biological design and destination to be the bearers of life.

  4. Looking for a man or a father to have any lawful right over what a woman does with her body has always been a cul-de-sac. You are being directed down there on purpose. A person’s fundamental individual right in law MUST BE WAIVED by the person before anyone – including the State and the Courts (just an arm of the state) – can interfere with it or supersede it. So, even if we take the case that a man is equal to a woman (?) he can not influence her decisions about her body; she must decided to do it voluntarily.

    However, why not do as we do and think – instead of individual rights where the man and woman are in some form of competition with each other – about FAMILY RIGHTS !!!!!!

    The Family founded on Marriage is a unit and must act like one. This means that any decision to involve a third party – like an abortionist – with any member of the Family – THE NEW BABY IS A MEMBER OF THE FAMILY FROM THE MOMENT OF CONCEPTION – can only LAWFULLY be made by the joint power and authority of the Family, i.e. the consent of the Husband to the Wife’s application or the consent of the Wife to the Husband’s application.

    So where the man and woman are Married she needs his consent to lawfully engage an abortionist. It is terrible that abortion has never been challenged like this.

    God bless,  Roger Eldridge

    Chairman, National Mens Council of Ireland
    Executive Director, Family Rights and Responsibilities Institute of Ireland
    National Office: Knockvicar, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
    Website: http://www.family-men.com  Email: familymen@eircom.net               
    Telephones: 00353 (0) 7196-67138 00353 (0) 83-3330256

  5. Prolifelove says:
    November 11, 2010 at 4:00 am

    The boy saved is my nephew, he is the miracle in my life. His dad (my brother) does take care of him and he often sees his mum too.

    Your brother and you need to be commended for having done what needed to be done and especially your brother, for doing what a real father must do.

    Thanks for that and all the best,

    Walter

  6. Prolifelove says:

    The boy saved is my nephew, he is the miracle in my life. His dad (my brother) does take care of him and he often sees his mum too.

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