Here’s a controversial idea:
Women, unlike men, have a choice when it comes to having a child; abortion.
To remedy that inequality should there be some sort of procedure whereby the man involved can have a 1-2 week period where he can sign a declaration stating that he has no interest in raising, contributing to or having anything to do with that child?
That way the woman can decide whether or not she wants to have that child knowing what to expect. Obviously there would have to be clear guidelines to prevent abuse of that to out of commitments, relationships or previous promises.
We’ve seen the argument that ‘consent to sex is consent to pregnancy’ used against women and that is almost always dismissed but no one seems to care when that is used against the father in that situation.
This literally already exists and yet I keep seeing this all over the place. It’s called a forfeiture of parental rights. You can even sign it after birth for heavens sake. And while all the info is geared for getting your partners rights terminated (Though strict conditions must be met) a person can request to terminate their own rights which is much easier and in fact is one of the easier things in the world to do.
Like, it’s actually super fucking easy to do this, way easier than abortion in fact.