Many pro-choice women feel that abortion is a personal decision that a woman makes regarding her body. Some even feel that a man has no say in the decision to abort since it is the women’s body that is affected by the pregnancy. Some women are less inclined to cut the man entirely out of the decision. Similarly, men have different views on it that run the gamut. One New Mexico man took news of his ex-girlfriend’s abortion to an extreme, and attempted to publicly humiliate her.
In anger over his girlfriend’s abortion, Greg Fultz took out a billboard displaying a picture of him holding the outline of an infant. The billboard read: “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!”
Friends of the woman, Nani Lawrence, claim she had a miscarriage, not an abortion.
The controversial billboard has touched off a court battle over free speech and privacy rights. Lawrence is suing Fultz for harassment and violation of privacy. A court official has also recommended having the billboard removed. Fultz’s attorney claims that’s a free speech violation.
Even the pro-life group that initially backed the billboard, Right to Life New Mexico is now requesting to have its name removed from the sign. The $13,000 billboard was paid for by Fultz and through donations. If the sign is not ordered to be removed by the court, it will stay up for three months.
Fultz says he has every right to a say in the pregnancy:
“It’s my belief that fathers should have a say regarding pregnancy. Women have all the power when it comes to pregnancy. The men get no say when a woman wants to go and have an abortion without the say of the father.”
What’s astounding is that Fultz himself says he is not completely sure the fetus was aborted: “If it was abortion, then my purpose is to try to prevent this from happening to someone else.”
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