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Arguments Do Not Have Testicles

McGovern Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 10:27 AM
Robert1824, You wrote, "as though we would actually have 50 million or so people in America if abortion had remained illegal since 1973. But he's dead wrong. There still would have been millions of abortions, because the illegality of abortion has never prevented abortions, and never will ." Contrary to pro-abortionists' thinking, there were far fewer abortions when they were illegal. Within several years after Roe, the number of abortions had skyrocketed.
Denise67 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 10:33 AM
Why would that happen? This seems like an explanation: the illegality of abortion fosters an attitude of "automatic pregnancy acceptance." While not foolproof, most women automatically accept a pregnancy when abortion isn't a legal choice. If they realize after the baby is born that they don't want to raise, they place for adoption.
Dogs for Romney_TX Chair Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 10:55 AM
A lot of women also found personal restraint a lot easier to practice. If they knew the man's involvement in their future was uncertain, and that a pregnancy would wreak economic chaos, they set personal boundaries and just said "no" to sexual involvement. We did not have a culture that primed middle schoolers to be stupid Katy Perry sex toys.
Doug5049 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 10:30 AM
There were also far fewer unwanted pregnancies, because a woman would think twice before giving it up to any stranger who bought her a drink.
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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