Sweden is widely viewed as one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to women’s reproductive rights, and for good reason. A recent poll found that 84 percent of the country supports a woman’s right to have an abortion whenever she wants one. And women there can choose to have an abortion up until the end of the 18th week of pregnancy. But now one Swedish group is proposing a right to what they call “legal abortion” for men.

The youth league of the center-right Liberal party wants to allow potential fathers to terminate all financial and parental obligations to an unborn biological child. Like a woman’s abortion, this right could be invoked up until 18 weeks into a pregnancy and would be irreversible. The man would lose all rights to contact the child, but would not have to pay any maintenance or child support.

“There are endless examples of men who can’t even say whether they want to be involved in parenthood or how involved they want to be,” said Marcus Nilsen, chairmen of the Liberal Youth in western Sweden, to the Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet. “It is important that men remain honest with themselves and their intentions. With this proposal, there is a clear legal decision.”

The proposal, which is the first of its kind, has not been met with much enthusiasm, even from the party’s central office. Eric Arnsson, press officer for the Liberals, told Nyheter24 that the party believes “the current legislation is good as it is.” The Liberal Youth, however, say the idea is feminist at heart, based in allowing men equal access to parental self-determination — something women already have in their access to actual abortion.

When asked how a mother could explain the situation to her child, Nilsen said that many situations already exist where babies are born from artificial insemination or mothers don’t know who the father is.

“We wouldn’t want to make this something that was subject to secrecy,” he told The Local. “A mother could say: I consider this man to be your father, but legally he is not.’”

The initiative was proposed just weeks after the group’s Stockholm branch proposed legalizing both necrophilia — a person could bequeath their bodies after death as if they were donating their remains to science — and consensual incest between siblings aged 15 or older. Cecilia Johnnson, president of the Liberal Youth of Stockholm, said bans on these things were “morality laws” that shoved societal views upon consenting adults, and basically policed victimless crimes.

“These laws protect no one right now,” Johnnson said to Aftonbladet. “I understand that [incest] can be considered unusual and disgusting, but the law cannot stem from it being disgusting.”

Again, the mother party did not endorse these youth league proposals. Former Liberal Party politician Carl B. Hamilton took to Facebook and denounced the proposals, deeming the instigators “nitwits.”

Nilsen acknowledged that the plan for legal abortion may not get much further.

“It’s something we thought was worthy of debate, but the reactions have been overwhelmingly conservative, with a lot of people viewing it as an attack on the nuclear family,” he told The Local.