Ben Sherman of Burnt Orange Report (which claims to be "Texas' largest group political blog, written from a progressive/liberal/Democratic standpoint") is stunningly honest when he writes about How #HB2 Hurts Texas Men Who Like Women
HB2 is the hotly-debated abortion bill that would regulate many Texas abortion facilities out of business if they don't have hospital admission privileges to protect their patients' lives.
For those of us guys who like girls -- you know, like them like
them -- and want to have relationships with them that may last anywhere
from a few minutes to many years, we need to think about how this bill,
by curtailing the bodily autonomy and sexual freedom of women, hurts us,
too. We need to stand with women in their fight to control their own bodies.
A few minutes
to many years? Sounds like he's more interested in his freedom to control a woman's body than in defending her "bodily autonomy."
You want to decide when and if to have kids. This bill
will force thousands of Texas men into unplanned fatherhood by making it
impossible for women to access an abortion in the event of an unplanned
pregnancy. Even if you want to have kids, you probably don't want an
accident to make you a father before you're psychologically ready and
able to care for a child.
If you're not "psychologically ready" for a child, maybe you're not psychologically ready for a sexual relationship. And then we get to Sherman's main need for accessible, legal abortion.
Your sex life is at stake. Can you think of anything that kills
the vibe faster than a woman fearing a back-alley abortion? Making
abortion essentially inaccessible in Texas will add an anxiety to sex
that will drastically undercut its joys. And don't be surprised if
casual sex outside of relationships becomes far more difficult to come
So abortion must be easy to get, because it's harder to have casual sex without establishing a relationship first. (Remember, Sherman's relationships might last only a few minutes. Does this mean he will have to at least buy her dinner before he takes her to bed? I'm feeling sorry for this poor oppressed man already!)
But wait! I thought abortion isn't used for birth control. That's what the left likes to tell us. Mr. Sherman thinks abortion is
birth control, and he has the statistics to prove it.
Almost half of all pregnancies are unplanned and unintended.
Of those, over 40% currently end in abortion. What happens to those 40%
if this law passes?
What happens to those 40% of unplanned babies if abortion isn't legal? Most of them get to live! And their mothers don't grieve the rest of their lives over a decision they were pushed into by their uncommitted, I-want-a-relationship-that-lasts-as-long-as-my-next-orgasm so-called boyfriend who was unprepared to be a man but too much of an animal to keep it in his pants!
Men like Mr. Sherman who don't value women except for their own personal pleasure want abortion legal so they can play around with a woman's body, and if she gets pregnant, leave unsupported with no choice but abortion. And they have the nerve to say they are "pro-choice."
Wesley Wilson is the President of Let Me Live
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