Raising a kid is hard enough to do when it was part of your plan all along, but co-parenting after an unexpected pregnancy can be a whole different bag, particularly if the relationship that created the child is on the rocks.
There are a lot of different schools of thought when it comes to how many rights a biological father should have when it comes to accessing their kid. Some people believe they should automatically be able to see their child wherever and whenever, by merit of being the father. While others believe a mother naturally gets more rights over a child she grew and birthed out of her body.
Obviously, there is no one-size-fits-all prescription, every relationship is different and there are a multitude of factors that shape the dynamics between parents that can't be summed up by gender or traditional roles. Still, the debate over whether fathers automatically should be allowed in the room during the birthing process is one that rages on with a persistence, and there are a lot of perspectives.