Therefore, although both parties are certainly responsible for the pregnancy, the man is in a unique position to control the physical circumstances of sexual relations and, accordingly, it is my opinion that he ought to bear total responsibility for mistakes that result in pregnancy.
I'm not sure I understand this as it seems to be contradictory. You state that "both parties are responsible for the pregnancy" but then end with "he ought to bear total responsibility for mistakes that result in pregnancy." If I understand this the way that I hope it means, then we are in agreement. My opinion is that the male ought to bear total responsibility as well as the female. They are both responsible for the child and each party should be willing to bear their full responsibility. I don't see how one is "more" responsible for the mistake than the other, unless the male lies to the woman, or vice versa, about using contraceptives.
and following that reasoning, Quincy ought to lay off his efforts to make his girlfriend feel "guilty" about resolving her mistake with an abortion.
There is a difference in making someone feel guilty about a mistake they recognize and trying to make someone see that something they want to do is a mistake. I see nothing wrong with arguing your case with someone that a decision they are about to make will result in the death/abortion/termination/whatever you want to call it of your growing child.
Her desire to have an abortion may indeed be the "responsible" action you speak of.
Not according to Quincy and his morals and that is what he felt compelled to explain to the mother.
While there is nothing wrong with a "male being concerned about the life of his child," there is something wrong with a male who uses emotional leverage to coerce his girlfriend to go through with a pregnancy that she really wants to abort. A pregnant woman is typically an emotional woman and one who is vulnerable to emotional manipulation.
To me, this kind of thinking gets into chauvinist thinking (not that I think you are one.) I feel the woman is equally capable to handle this decision. I don't feel males have any special abilities to emotionally manipulate women anymore than women do men. Any emotions that are stirred up would be natural emotions and there is a reason those emotions are there, a natural bond. I see nothing wrong with bringing this bond to the attention of the mother. I think the reverse, suppressing these emotions so you can carry out an act is immoral. Just my view point.
As you will admit, the man is at least equally to blame for the pregnancy, so he should not claim a higher moral status in this decision.
Why not? What if they had the child and one of the "responsible" parents decided that abuse was the best means of discipline? Should the other parent not claim a higher moral status since they are both to blame for the child being there? I see absolutely nothing wrong with having high morals and fighting for them.
However, I am very grateful that a woman still has the right to choose, unfettered by the interests of the man who purportedly fathered the baby.
I am saddened that so many pregnant women without extenuating circumstances even see this as an option. However I am glad to live in a country that allows for freedom of beliefs.
I am not sure why you used the word purportedly in there as I don't know of many men going around trying to stake claim on children that aren't theirs. It is usually the other way around.
I wouldn't want to father a baby that wasn't wanted by its mother.
You may be surprised on how the bonds of parenthood change your feelings once one is on the way. Some men change, some don't. I hope you never have to face the chance of your wife wanting an abortion. I wouldn't wish that on anyone.