A very simple question which will probably lead to a very simple answer. However, if you do a reality check you might conclude that the simple answer is not that simple after all. Based upon all the family tragedies where women keep their child from seeing their father after a divorce.
Women give birth to children and it is a hard but beautiful thing to do. For at least nine months the bond with the unborn baby and its mother is very strong. Stronger than the bond with the father despite the fact that he is totally committed and involved during this period by the mother.
How come that in so many cases after the child has been born and the marriage fails some mothers have or find the rights to keep their child away from their birth father. Do they feel it's more their child than the fathers because they carried the baby and had to deal with all the uncomfortable physical situation? Do they think they can punish a father by not letting him see his child? Do they have any idea how much pain and frustration that can cause?
How much more examples, how much more tragedies where a desperate father kills himself and the child he couldn't see to be free of that pain have to occur before the law makers finally decide to put a hold on this unacceptable behavior. Criminal behavior I would like to call it.
I'm not talking about mothers who keep their children away from abusive fathers, alcoholics or drug addicts. I can understand that, you have to do what is best for your child. I'm talking about situations where the only soul purpose is to punish the father because the marriage has failed over various possible reasons where both the mother and the father had their share.
I'm disgusted every day I read another story about men who cross the line out of desperation and see no other way out than to abduct their own child and commit suicide. I don't approve such behavior but I can understand why they were driven to a point where common sense was no longer an option. The point of no return unfortunately.
I realize that the danger here lies within the fact that every mother does so. Which is an obvious untruth. Nevertheless, it happens too often and the time has come that a father has equal rights over his child as the mother does.
Which leads me to my main question. Do mothers have more rights than fathers after a marriage has failed?
I 'm well aware of the fact it's a controversial topic and I thank you in advance for your opinion on this.