Women's lives look markedly different when they are able to decide if and when they become parents, writes Catherine Deveny.
Why should men not be given the same opportunity?
A couple has been dating for a few months — having a great time drinking, talking, shagging and wandering through each other's worlds.
They may have even discussed children, and one or both has made it clear they don't want any.
The couple's use of contraception has also made implicit their desire to not become pregnant.
But in the spirit of "Q: How do you make God laugh? A. Tell her your plans", suddenly, this hypothetical couple is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy.
After the initial shock, she has decided she wants to keep the child. He, meanwhile, has no interest in becoming a father. Now what?
I have recently come to the conclusion that, as a feminist, I support men being able to opt out of fatherhood early in a pregnancy via what is known as a financial abortion. ......