Men and abortion – People like Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd “Legitimate Rape” Akin are stupid and inconsistent. Akin also said he believed that a woman who was ‘legitimately’ raped couldn’t get pregnant. INSANELY wrong. Otherwise there wouldn’t be a light-skin’ded, high-yaller, redboned, or pecan-tanned person in ‘Black’ America…
Abortion should be safe and available. With proper sex education (including teaching the advantages of abstinence) AND the ready availability of contraceptives, abortion is becoming increasingly more rare – which is as it should be.
I’ve sat with women who’ve made that traumatic “have it or not have it” decision. I’ve witnessed three of my own kids born – including one who was stillborn and never drew breath. I understand what having an abortion means.
But until either divine intervention or scientific advances allow me to get pregnant and give birth after nine months, I have no right to ‘force’ a grown-ass woman to give birth, even if that child is undoubtedly mine. If human and constitutional rights mean anything, the pregnant woman herself must be the final determinant as to whether a child is born – age, marital status, rape, or the woman’s own health notwithstanding.
Yes, we men can argue, fuss, cuss, beg, and cry to convince a woman to have it – or not to have it. And we can walk away if they don’t do our bidding. But ultimately it’s HER decision and hers alone – and regardless of what she decides, it’s something we’ll all have to live with.
With regard to abortion rights, men shouldn’t even be allowed to submit legislation or vote on measures that constrict a woman’s right to control her own reproductive capability. We men should all sit down, shut up, and let women make the laws –until God or science steps in to get us pregnant.
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