And they can abort the husbands baby without his knowledge. Repulsive.
This to me is one of the most disgusting things I’ve heard. It’s like saying the father has no rights in this situation.
Just wondering - when in case of an abortion the father should have a right to know and be part of the decision, as is implied here - should he also have a right to decide for an abortion against the mother’s will? And what how should those rights be balanced?
Since Rockscar used the word ‘husband’ - how about non-married couples? Should these fathers have a right to co-decide?
How about cuckolding - how do you make sure a ‘husband’ is indeed the father, before birth, to make that decision? And when paternity is clarified, who then gets to decide?
How about rape victims - should they have to inform the ‘father’ and enter a discussion with them if they can terminate?
What about sperm donorship (yes, an abortion is really unlikely here, but still possible)? Who may decide?
Now I’m sure the answer will be - there shouldn’t be any abortions at all, but I fear that’s quite an unrealistic prospect - whatever legal framework you work out.
So, I fear, if we are to uphold the right of patient confidentiality, a woman’s right to choose about what happens to her body and who knows about it, and have no solutions how all the above scenarios are answered - there is no realistic way of making sure that the husband or partner (in German law we use the lovely term Erzeuger ‘producer’) can know or have an influence.
I may of course just have misunderstood and Rockscar only meant having a right to know about paternity - but it still raises a lot of questions wrt patient confidentiality.