Man Must Pay $12,500 Over Abortion Agreed With Partner

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A woman who sued her former partner after he agreed to cover the cost of their mutually agreed abortion has been awarded $12,500, with a judge saying he “must share equally in the burden.”

The couple in question met via a marriage guidance service in 2007, and dated for only one month before splitting up.

However, it later emerged that in this short time the women had been made pregnant, and the couple agreed that the best course of action was to end the pregnancy.

The man formally signed his agreement to the procedure, and agreed to cover 30,000 yen of the cost, even accompanying her to the columbarium to pay his respects to the remains.

However, it appears this was not satisfactory to the woman, and she later demanded consolation money from the man, which he refused to pay. She then sued him.

The judge subsequently ordered him to pay 1,140,000 yen in compensation for the distress the woman underwent, saying:

“As the woman’s pain and burden were something you jointly caused, you should equally share in shouldering the burden.”

The man “behaved sincerely, but did not fulfill his obligations as a father in leaving the choice of whether to have the child to the woman.”

The man appealed the verdict, but was rejected. The woman’s lawyer hailed the decision as “a significant verdict which upholds the responsibility of a man.”

Via the Tokyo Shimbun.


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    Comment by Anonymous
    16:34 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    its all about money baby! if you want burden why not keep the baby?

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:35 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gimme a hundred bucks and i will forget what you did last summer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:05 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think there are going to be even more spinsters in Japan now..

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    Comment by Marine-RX179
    17:40 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I recall people were laughing at 70% of Japanese men not having a girlfriend...but with women (and the court) being like that, who could blame them?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lesson here here is never get women from agencies

    Comment by SnooSnoo
    14:23 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because money totally heals emotional wounds amirite?

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    Comment by Miroku74
    15:13 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because money totally heals emotional wounds amirite?

    I dunno..... $12,000 would go a bit of a ways to healing my suffering. :\

    *Miroku74 snorts*

    Well, the case is done and over with. No sense bitching about it anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:58 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    She's going to burn in Hell for having an abortion anyway, and he will for agreeing to it.

    Doesn't matter.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:24 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll or Christian? I suppose it doesn't matter, they are both the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:13 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Troll or Atheist? I suppose it doesn't matter, they are both the same.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:56 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hmmm I wouldn't call Anon 14:25 an Atheist. You don't know that. He could be Buddist, Agnostic, Taoist, Hindu, Jewish, etc. as well. The whether or not they are burning in hell line was very trolly Christian, and they seem to forget that their are other religions other then Christianity and Atheist (not really a religion but whatever lol). The fact of the matter is the Muslim religion alone has a lot more followers then Christianity, and I'm sure their are many more Buddists then Christians in the world.

    Personally I'm not into a God who calls himself a "loving father" but says everyone that doesn't believe and loves him will burn forever without a chance to change(after getting there) in hell. Honestly if the majority of Christians were born in a Muslim family in a Muslim culture they wouldn't be Christians but Muslims, and apparently Gods gonna punish you and well over 60% of the world for all eternity because they weren't born in a Christian family.

    Honestly that guy might be a very good person, and just doesn't believe abortion is wrong. I would have to imagine if their is a God, then he should be taking care of good people. Rather then siding with people on interpretations of right and wrong, based on human judgements.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:21 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I lol'd hard at that comment

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:12 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Which one? the Troll or Atheist one, or the freakishly awesome one!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is why men breaking up with pregnant wommen should ditch her by making sure that IT'S IMPOSSIBLE FOR HER TO CONTACT YOU, including but not limited to actually moving away to a different place and getting a new address/phone number.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:15 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You sound like a massive loser.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:54 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    sounds very wise to me, hell 12000$ even covers the assassin debt

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    Comment by Sylar
    15:57 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Or kill her and bury the body in a forest somewhere...o wait! did that came out loud?

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    Comment by Frans
    15:20 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Even if the sex is consensual, women do suffer more in this kind of event... the problem is to determine whether the women actually need the money to lessen the burden or she just want some extra cash. Basically the judge need to be sure that the woman is having the burden because of the abortion event and not just using this to blackmail him (and making him in a lose-lose situation).

    What really made me curious is the next quote that the man leave the choice of abortion to the woman = the man didn't fulfill his obligation as a father.... isn't that discriminating? so what the man should do? isn't it's best for the woman to choose because it's her body? If the man forced the abortion then he is fulfilling his obligation? or he has to choose to keep the baby to fulfill his obligation? so the woman that choose to have the abortion is fulfilling her role as a mother?
    I know that in the old days most law like this benefited men... but in todays law women and children have way to much protection (or at least get better treatment) compared to men.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:22 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    He already lost money due to lawyers.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:20 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lesson to us, Japanese woman aren't tend to play nice, and alway aim for your money. If you happen to have a sexual relationship with them, never let's em know the size of your wallet, or even better: your real identify.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:06 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Women should not have the right to sue. They overuse it greatly!

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:13 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, this practically says to never get married and a prostitute is cheaper in the long run...

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    Comment by Dirty_Dingus008
    03:18 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And here is yet another reason for the Japanese man to find comfort in a whores nether or in the 2D realm.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:25 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    So, sexism is institutionalized in Japanese court. No wonder the population is dying off, its an industrialized nation with third world governance.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:49 26/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    OK, the guy agreed to pay for the abortion and he did so. Looks to me like he kept up his part of the bargain. I don't see how that extra bonus money even was part of the equation. The guy had to pay her more money to compensate her for her "pain and burden?" What the hell is that? He payed for the abortion what else is he supposed to be paying for? Her trauma at having become pregnant in the first place? Why doesn't the woman owe the man anything for the trauma he went trough when he discovered the woman was pregnant in the first place and that he was now liable for supporting her child - a child he'd have essentially no rights to, BTW? Actually, that last part sort of puts things into perspective. Yeah, it's clearly bullshit that this guy ended up having to pay this bitch 'consolation prize' money for her abortion. There's no way she deserved extra money, but - with legal systems the world over clearly favoring women over men - it could have been much worse. It could have been worse in that the whore could have *had* the child and used it to extort this guy out of *way* more money and grief than she did. So, yeah, the guy got screwed - but it could have been even worse. Hopefully this will be a lesson to him about 3D women and why they're just not worth the trouble in the first place.

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    Comment by IceColdEskimo
    05:52 10/07/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Could a man counter-sue on the basis that paying roughly half or more of his annual income will give him "emotional damage" concerning the abortion?

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:20 18/04/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    man I love that image and the angle. Great art!

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    Comment by tyciol
    02:36 15/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Why should a man pay for an abortion? Isn't it the woman's fault for not using a morning after pill or abortion pill? Much cheaper.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 27/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Your misreading that comment there. By doubling up he meant more than one type of birth control at once, IE condoms & birth control ("use a condom while she's on birth control"); not wearing two condoms at once. Reading comprehension is your friend.

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    Comment by tingle
    21:23 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm amazed the man must consent in Japan, there is a place to pay respects (most people in America who have abortions don't believe it's worth respects) and the man is involved. In America the women are such sluts they don't know WHO the dad is.... wow.

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    Comment by Chris
    21:58 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's the woman's body and her choice (as we're always told), yet the man has to pay for the "distress" she undergoes as a consequence of the abortion?

    Ridiculous.

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    Comment by Fonzer
    21:17 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What if he wanted to cum outside,but the women grabed him with his legs and he came inside?

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    Comment by Fonzer
    21:17 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    with her legs

    Comment by j
    20:44 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "a marriage guidance service"

    lol

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "The man “behaved sincerely, but did not fulfill his obligations as a father in leaving the choice of whether to have the child to the woman.”"

    RAAAAGEEEEEE!

    Best advice I ever heard was "Get a vasectomy, but keep it a secret" (be sure to get one of those reversable ones though)

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    Comment by Fonzer
    01:14 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    to me it sounded like he should force the women to have the baby anyway and then take the child away from her and rase it as a father.
    Kinda taking responsibility for it

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:00 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    so not even a WRITTEN CONTRACT is worth anything anymore...

    Comment by Dark Mage
    00:20 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Should have used Falcon punch it's the solution to most problems in life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:08 25/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is just ridiculous. This woman doesn't seem to have even a tiny bit of self-respect. She is the one who can get pregnant and should be taking precautions. Blaming others for your own mistakes is a great way to grow up as a person.

    This is the logical equivalent of a thief suing the person they caught themselves in a bear trap inside that person's house.

    What's next? Suing teachers because their students refuse to go to class and drop out? Suing cops for shooting down armed criminals? Suing the pope for encouraging religious hate?

    It's silly how they call for "male responsibility", when the woman shows just as much negligence, despite being the one at risk.

    p.s. Artefact, you've misspelled responsibility on the last line ;)

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is so bad off. They make a child together. Decide to have an abortion together. Pay for it together. Then months later she starts to feel bad and sues him, and wins. Right that makes perfect since, cause we know that it was all his fault.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:17 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Awwww fuck!! Feminism is spreading like a plague in japan!

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:27 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not feminism, it's being a money-hungry whore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And anyways you are talking about feminazism.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:34 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wish it is as deadly as plague

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    Comment by Miroku74
    12:20 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I wish I could write it's first victim's name in a little black notebook.

    Gotta person in mind for that book right now, as a matter of fact..... <_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean yourself?

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    Comment by Miroku74
    15:00 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aside from me, Lisa Lampanelli. :P

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:06 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    what about the other side??

    what if a man and woman gets together, they split,or stay together and the woman gets pregnat, and has an abortion on her own!

    then can the man sue her for emotional pain and burden damages? if we follow the logic the judge has!!!

    just like in canada... if you mistreat fictional childeren.. you get jail time for it, if you follow the logic to its end.. you should be put in jail for murder for every game character you killed, and have to pay alimony to every fictional woman you've ever gotten pregnat in every eroge you've ever played!

    the stupidity has to stop somewhere!

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:37 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is one of the reasons I'm against Abortion, or atleast find the argument that it's her body and her choice alone complete bullshit.

    She can abort without you knowing, or she can keep it and extort money out of you for child support or some other shit.

    There should be a way for men to legally abort a child. like a document stating that it's no longer your child because you "aborted" it.

    Child still alive, you just legally gave up your right as a father and with it, the ability for the women to extort you for support in any way, shape or form.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:32 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i blame the retarted man even though i'm a man also. FUK DUMB SHIT CHECK "hey when's your fuking period so i know i can bang the shit out of you and not get a kid" and PROTECTION THINK FUK. If he had done that he wont even need to pay the abortion money and get sued. But he might have gotten sued anyway for screwing her because she'll probably file raep

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:54 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Can someone translate this please?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    "I blame the man, even though I'm also a man. He should have asked when the young lady'd be going through her period so that he could minimise the chance of siring a child, and he should still have used protection. Had he done that he would not have had to pay for the abortion, and subsequent emotional damages charge. However, the prospect of a rape suit would still have existed."

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:43 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thank you Anon 15:32. You just made my day.

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    Comment by Miroku74
    22:21 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    All I'm getting is 'Derp, derpderp derp. Derp-derp, derpderp DERP! Or something like that.

    Any of you others know what he's trying to say?

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    Comment by Miroku74
    22:24 24/10/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never mind... I just noticed Anon 15:32's contribution. Sometimes being visually impaired sucks. ><






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