Abortion and Men?

by GarySpicuzza » Tue May 19, 2009 09:18 am

Abortion and Men?

Yes, I know this is a dangerous topic but the purpose of this thread is to stop half the debate....MEN.

Men need to STFU on the subject of abortion.

They are intellectually DISHONEST.

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You can bet your bottom dollar that if men got pregnant abortion would be legal through age 21. That's right. We'd DEMAND the right to take out the snot nosed smart assterisk anytime prior to his/her 21 birthday!
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I am fed up listening to men and there opinions regarding abortion.

It's not our issue and it's not our problem.

Personally, I'm Pro Choice, but I believe INTELLECTUALLY the CHOICE should be to have the baby.

That being said, I'm a 52 year old man and if I woke up PREGNANT tomorrow morning I wouldn't pay the price that it takes to care for a child. If I'm being intellectually honest with myself then I'd have to admit that I'd more likely than not make the "other" choice if actually confronted with the circumstance.

This is a female issue between their God and themselves.

So PLEASE,... men,... PLEASE stop the intellectual dishonesty.

I'm NOT looking to start a debate on the issue of abortion. I'm simply stating men need to shut up since they will never be faced with the situation.

Total Comments: 15

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 04:54 am Post Subject:

Life is certainly a precious gift. But 'population' has become a problem for many underdeveloped or developing nations. We'd need to remember that if we're the cause of a 'life' we've to be responsible towards it. When we kill a child, it hurts our society. If we don't want a child we have to take precautions. There's no other way!

Posted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 09:27 pm Post Subject:

I actually wrote a piece on the subject: "Should The Father Have Some Say On Abortion?"

"This is a tougher question than it appears on the surface.
The obvious answer would be "Yes", the father had an equal share in producing the baby and should have an equal share in the decision to kill it. Just debating the whole issue kind of makes me sick.

But, I think this question goes much deeper. The decision on whether or not to consult with the father would seem to depend on the status of the relationship between the mother and the father. If the father had just skipped town, he might say "Sure, go ahead and kill it.", with no real concern for what happened. This could possibly persuade the mother to do something totally against her will.

How about the father who is an alcoholic and his vision of reality is never clear. Do we think that he would be in any position to give the mother any kind of worthwhile direction or advice?

On the other hand, if the father is totally against killing the baby and the mother proceeds with an abortion, she has no one to blame but herself. If the husband agreed, then he is fair game for the rest of their married or partner lives. She always has the right to say - "I only did it because you wanted me to". Could this situlation totally destroy a marriage?

This whole dilemma could be prevented if we could only realize that children are no more our "property" than are our wives or our husbands. Two people agreeing on killing a baby does not make it the right thing to do. Fathers need to stand up for the right thing, even when their wives or significant others won't.

Most fathers probably have no real idea of what actually goes on during the procedure and probably should be required to watch an abortion prior to signing any type of consent or agreeing to it.

I have known several single parent Dads who have done an excellent job in rearing their children and just wouldn't have things any other way.

Fathers are expected to provide the proper care for their children and are looked down upon when they don't. When there is a problem with children, it is usually Dad who must get involved in the situation and do his best to settle it.

If there is serious consideration of killing a baby, then why shouldn't Dad have his say? The only question here is - Who will make the determination as to whether or not the father is even qualified to give an opinion?"

Abortions hurt men, as well as, women and when I held my still-born grandson in my arms it made me see abortions in a different light.

Gary, I totally disagree, men should speak more about abortion, not less.


Posted: Fri Oct 09, 2009 04:30 am Post Subject:

I always considered myself a liberal on this issue.....that was until I held my couple mintue old son for the first time. At that point, I leaned closer to these men ( Sean Hannity Rush Limbaugh Glenn Beck) then the libs.

Posted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 01:52 am Post Subject:

Abortion is a big one.

Personally I think the decision should ultimately rest with the woman, but it's not reasonable to say that men should just STFU.

The decision as to whether or not to have a child affects both parents, but perhaps not equally.

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 05:47 am Post Subject:

Let me name some men I'd like to smash in the mouth with a baseball bat when they start talking about abortion:

Sean Hannity
Rush Limbaugh
Glenn Beck

I agree. I wouldn't mind smashing them in the mouth with a bat anyways.

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