Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Men have abortions in about the same way Dimmesdale had a scarlet 'A'

Uh, wow. This is profoundly disturbing:
Abortion is usually portrayed as a woman's issue: her body, her choice, her relief or her regret. This new movement — both political and deeply personal in nature — contends that the pronoun is all wrong. "We had abortions," said Mark B. Morrow, a Christian counselor. "I've had abortions."

You know why abortion is portrayed as a woman's issue? Because it is. Women are the ones who get pregnant; women are the ones saddled with a developing parasite for months; women are the ones whose lives, futures, and reputations all can be ruined by pregnancy; women are the ones who actually get abortions. The moment all that changes, men can have a say in it too.

And if Mr. Morrow can provide evidence that he truly had an abortion, I think that would probably earn him a Nobel Prize. I eagerly await his articles which will revolutionize our knowledge of biology and anatomy.

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