***Originally published in January of 2019***
If you are a guy who holds pro-life positions and are unafraid to share those beliefs with others, chances are you have been told that, as a man, your opinion shouldn’t matter since you don’t have a uterus.
That common refrain from the Left may not last much longer, though, seeing as the Left is now telling us gender is fluid and determined by so many more variables than we previously thought. We’ve all seen the headline — “Transgender man gives birth to boy.”
But that’s another story for another day.
Here’s the reality — abortion impacts both genders (presuming it’s still OK to suggest there are only two genders) equally. Unborn baby boys are killed in abortion just like unborn baby girls are. Lives are cut short regardless of gender — though to be fair, some are cut short strictly due to gender (see sex-selective abortions).
Men also play a role in creating the unborn human life. Every aborted baby has a dad. And if we’re going to require fathers to pay child support, why doesn’t the father get a say at all in whether his child lives or dies?
For the record, in a perfect world fathers would stay with their child’s mother and provide all the support necessary from inside the same home. Unfortunately, this isn’t a perfect world. But allowing the killing of unborn babies doesn’t get us closer to perfection, it moves us much further from it.
Pew Research Center released a poll in December that surveyed the public about abortion in both Europe and the United States. There’s plenty of data to pick through, and polls certainly don’t determine morality, but there is one element of the poll worth pointing out.
In both the United States and in 27 of the 34 European countries surveyed, men and women do not differ significantly in their attitudes toward abortion.
I would suggest that’s because abortion is a human issue, not a female issue. I don’t believe you have to be a male or a female to know that intentionally ending an unborn human’s life is wrong.
You just have to be humane.