If he is held responsible at an equal level to the mother for the child, shouldn't he have equal say?
No. Cause he doesn't carry the baby.
Could you explain the logic behind this statement. The woman can choose to make a man responsible for a child, but a man has no say either way?
I did not say that.
Look. It takes two people to make a baby. One of them has the uterus.
If the woman doesn't want the baby, the decision is ultimately up to her. Nobody should ever be able to force a woman to bear a pregnancy she does not want. It SHOULD be a decision between the two parents, but in the end, it's her body.
That being said, I think that if a woman wants the baby and a man does not, he SHOULD have some say in that. If I were single and got pregnant, I would probably not be able to have an abortion, and if he didn't want any involvement with the baby, I would not fight it.
But it's not a perfect world and not everyone thinks like me. It is a slippery slope to make it legally OK for a man to leave his pregnant partner in the dust if she does not want an abortion. Since the responsibility of rearing that child will very very likely fall on her, it's her decision. That is just life as I see it.