Let The Men Speak!
The idea that men aren’t allowed to speak out on abortion is simply absurd. Since Roe v. Wade was passed forty years ago, more than 55 million babies have been aborted. SImple Biology tells us that 100% of these babies had fathers, and just one of the men who might have an opinion on abortion.
I’m not talking about rape or incest, I’m talking about babies conceived out of consensual bow-chicka. These unborn babies are 50% their father, and it is horrifying to think that these fathers don’t have a say in the baby’s fate. Once a baby is born, the father has responsibilities, so why doesn’t he have any rights?
Women say that it’s a woman’s body, and a woman’s choice. Yes, the women in question chose to engage in said bow-chicka with the father. Once the baby is conceived, the father has been invited into the situation. The baby is genetically separate from the mother, so the issue is no longer about the mother’s body. This is now about a tiny life – a person with mother, and a father. The popular sound bite tells us that we should support a woman’s right to abort her baby because “every child should be a wanted child.” What if it’s the father who wants the baby? That wanted baby should be allowed the fundamental right to be born. It took two people to create these lives, and it is mind-boggling to think that one of them can make a decision to end it without the other.
If every woman, regardless of her history of abortion, is allowed to have an opinion, why can’t every man? If healthy and open discussion is the goal here, why remove half of the population? How would women react if they were told they couldn’t have an opinion on certain issues? “War on Women” would be the battle cry in the streets. Do we only “let” service members have opinions on defense? Are doctors the only ones allowed to have an opinion on healthcare? Apparently, in this discussion, society has decided that only women matter and have somehow convinced men that that’s OK. It’s not.
Let’s not pretend that abortion is a women-specific issue. It directly affects three people in an enormous way – the mother, the father, and the baby him/herself. Beyond that, it affects friends, families, and the community at large. The idea that men have nothing useful to add to conversation about these lives is horrifying. Even more horrifying is that men have been brainwashed into believing it and keeping their mouths shut. Just today, a pro-life male friend of mine was told by another male “You don’t get to have an opinion about this. Women’s bodies, women’s say.” Men, don’t buy that crap. And, believe me, it’s crap.