Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

Claim: Biden Is Attempting to Change the Rules So He Can Sit Down During the Debate | Main | Our "Intelligence" Community Is Fighting the Real Enemy: People Who Don't Like "Pride"
June 17, 2024

MSNBC: Happy Father's Day to All Those Men Who Avoided Fatherhood By Encouraging Their Pregnant Sex Partners to Get Abortions

Can we get that put on a Hallmark card?

Happy Father's Day to the men who knew they weren't ready to be dads In a post-Roe world, we recognize the men who knew expanding their family was not tenable and the men who knew delaying parenthood was a form of family planning

Euphemism alert: Abortion is just "delaying parenthood."

It's a very long delay for the child involved.

I'll also take a moment to think about a different man who, like me, knew he wasn't ready to be a parent. Not yet. A man who, 14 years ago, held my hand through a seven-minute surgical abortion that gave us both the chance to go our separate ways and be the parents we are today.

Like the 1 in 4 U.S. women who will have an abortion in their lifetime, men benefit hugely from access to abortion care.

Like the 1 in 4 U.S. women who will have an abortion in their lifetime, men benefit hugely from access to abortion care. While data detailing how abortion affects men is scarce at best, one 2019 study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that when men 20 or younger were involved in a pregnancy and their partner had an abortion, they were four times more likely to graduate from college. Another study suggests an estimated 1 in 5 men have been involved in an abortion, though researchers note that the number is likely higher due to prevailing abortion stigma that can deter men from speaking about their experiences.

In 2022, after the Supreme Court's draft opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked, I spoke to a few men who were willing to publicly share how they have benefited from abortion access.

"I wouldn't be a father without abortion," one father, Andrew, told me. "Before we met, both my wife and I had experiences with abortion. ... If we had not been able to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, we wouldn't be happily married with a 5-year-old. It would have taken both of our lives in completely different directions."


As Jennifer Reich, a professor of sociology at the University of Colorado, told The New York Times in 2022: "Everybody benefits when individuals can control their own reproduction, but the benefit can be invisible for cis men, since they don't absorb the risks of pregnancy and it's not written on their bodies."


And so, on the second Father's Day without the constitutional right to abortion care, I hope we think about the men who stayed by their spouse's side as they have endured medically necessary, lifesaving abortions, as well as the men who -- like their pregnant partners -- have been forced to navigate cruel anti-abortion laws that only compound the trauma and heartache.

"Medically necessary, lifesaving abortions" are legal everywhere, of course.

digg this
posted by Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:01 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
The Unvaxed and Unmasked Ranger : "this going to be 100% coverage for what, 2 days??? ..."

Raymond Duke: "A few minutes after "the event", linked in was awa ..."

Moron Robbie - Women are more likely to accidentally kill themselves than be killed by a man: " ..."

Soothsayer: " I'm not going to join "tomR" in praising the SS, ..."

"Perfessor" Squirrel: " Pos ..."

Mike Tyson: "Anybody have any pieces of Trump's ear? Asking for ..."

t-bird: "[i]That is NOT an ideal sniper rifle.[/i] Bit i ..."

Nova Local: "Looking at the pic of the person dead on the roof. ..."

[i]Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)[/b][/i][/s][/u]: "[i] Hearing on Fox now that an AR rifle was recov ..."

Sam Adams: "A man spotted the shooter low-crawling on a roofto ..."

Hunter B.: "Are Qaddafi's security girls still available? Matc ..."

Megthered: "We have been to the Ohio State football games and ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64