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Praetorianus July 28th, 2015 4:19am

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?

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GlutenPutin The First Civilization
07/31/15 10:18 am

Of course he has every right to know. Besides this could be the spark the gets their relationship back on track

singkitty In the cloud
07/31/15 11:38 am

Staying together because of a child is not something I'd recommend.

nekmor Round Rock TX
07/30/15 8:37 pm

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.

LadyBug237 Florida
07/29/15 8:45 am

If she is going to carry the pregnancy to term, yes.

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Liberty 4,032,064
07/28/15 9:42 am

Absolutely. The child is of both parents.

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suppressedID keep Summer safe
07/27/15 9:30 pm

How unspeakable to say no.

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suppressedID keep Summer safe
07/27/15 9:29 pm

On what, exactly?

Maj Worth Economist
07/27/15 10:47 pm

If he's an abusive person. Or vindictive.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/27/15 11:48 pm

I tried to rule out an abusive relationship by wording the question as I did. Imagine a more or less amicable breakup.

RedDye40 Way Over Yonder
07/28/15 5:43 am

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.

TheParthian Omaha, NE
07/28/15 6:23 pm

She could perhaps be abusive he definitely has the right to know

Praetorianus Fair enough.
07/27/15 9:25 pm

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.

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thatguy2 We tried to warn you
07/30/15 6:07 pm

Assuming she intends to keep it.