A relationship has cooled to the point where the couple decides to break up. She knows she's pregnant with his child though, he doesn't yet. Is she morally obligated to tell him?
Of course he has every right to know. Besides this could be the spark the gets their relationship back on track
Staying together because of a child is not something I'd recommend.
it's a woman's body to do what she wants and yet she must inform the father?? I think that unless agreed otherwise in advance if a woman can have an abortion without a fathers consent she should take total responsibility for the children she bears.
If she is going to carry the pregnancy to term, yes.
Absolutely. The child is of both parents.
How unspeakable to say no.
On what, exactly?
If he's an abusive person. Or vindictive.
I tried to rule out an abusive relationship by wording the question as I did. Imagine a more or less amicable breakup.
I'd like to see a follow-up poll asking the same question but in the case of an abusive relationship.
In the case of an amicable relationship, I would agree that there is a *moral* responsibility to tell him and decide the next step.
She could perhaps be abusive he definitely has the right to know
Absolutely. It's his child as much as hers, and the child changes the situation. If she keeps him in the dark, I think she also shouldn't be able to claim child support once it's born.
Assuming she intends to keep it.