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Arguments Do Not Have Testicles

Claire83 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 2:37 PM
"he knows that men often coerce women into abortions by threatening to leave them if they have the baby. Therefore, by entering the debate, the pro-life man may be reducing coercive control over women’s bodies." Men certainly often coerce women to have sex. It shows courage for a man to stand up for life because then he must also stand up for the consequences of sex...
Ken6226 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 3:24 PM
That's why more women are pro-life than men.
Denise67 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 4:51 PM
This is something quite ironic. There would be many fewer abortions if all the women who believe it should be outlawed refrained from having abortions. America isn't China and women can't be legally forced to have abortions. The rate would decrease radically if all the girls and women who oppose abortion did not have them. Unfortunately, as someone observed, "Americans believe in abortion in cases of rape, incest, and their own personal circumstances."
Demosthenes5 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 5:12 PM
I would beg to differ. I'm really tired of the typical "female=good/male=bad" rhetoric- especially when it is the "virtuous geneder" who aborts nearly 40% of all children conceived annually out of pure convenience.
Recently, a student asked me whether I had a right to speak out on abortion given that I am a man and could never experience pregnancy. I countered by asking him whether arguments have testicles. The question drew laughter from other students who were listening to the exchange. But my point was serious and worth addressing at length.

The idea that men are ineligible to speak out on abortion has at least six flaws, each of which should be understood and articulated by men who desire to speak on the issue. Those argumentative flaws follow in no particular order of importance:...

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