Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Abortions Have Made Life Better for Millions Of Men: It's About Time to Speak Up in Support

Alternet: One in three women in America will have an abortion at some point in her life. There are roughly twice as many abortions as LASIK procedures performed in any given year. Given that overwhelming prevalence, it's high time for women who have had abortions to come out, step up, stand by their choices -- and refuse delivery on all attempts to burden them with regret or shame.

. . . But through all of this fresh energy and determination, there's one set of big, deep voices that's conspicuously missing. We need to hear from the men, too.

For every single woman who's ever had an abortion, there's a man somewhere in the story. For every woman who was able to delay motherhood until a better moment, or improve her existing kids' chances by not enlarging her brood, or end a pregnancy that was doomed to end in tragedy and pain, there's also a man out there who is not a father today -- or is a better father to the kids he has -- because a woman he was involved with had the means to make this decision.

Editor: It's official. You heard it from a pro-choice woman's mouth: Men have been invited into the dialog. Come on, men! Speak up!!

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