We are told by the media and our culture today that abortion is a woman’s issue and men should stay out of the debate. After all, abortion on demand empowers women, gives them options to navigate a “man’s world,” and allows them to throw off the shackles of an unwanted pregnancy. At least that’s what abortion supporters tell us…
Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth. As I explain in my book Abortion: The Ultimate Exploitation of Women, legalized abortion was first promoted and propagated by men for the purpose of controlling and oppressing women. Women were only pulled into the effort to legalize abortion once men realized it would expedite the process.
Most people cringe when they hear that truth. But the facts speak for themselves. Abortion was first legalized in an effort to curb population growth, eliminate “substandard” races (known as eugenics), and give men a “get out of jail free card” to use if and when they got a woman pregnant and weren’t prepared for fatherhood. (This is all laid out in the first four chapters of my book.)
Now it’s been 43 years since abortion was legalized in America, and we can clearly see that the intended results have been achieved. Approximately fifty-seven million citizens are missing from our society. According to the latest Abortion Surveillance report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), in the 10 states in which the most abortions were performed during 2011, approximately 60 percent of all aborted babies were black or Hispanic.
A very troubling trend is the latest string of cases in which men forced women to unwittingly take abortion-inducing drugs. Most recently, Jarod Rebuck, a 25-year-old Indiana man, was charged with attempted feticide after secretly mixing abortion-inducing herbs into his pregnant girlfriend’s drink. This story followed on the heels of a similar case in Florida, where John Welden, 29, tricked his girlfriend into taking an abortion pill by telling her it was an antibiotic. An even more extreme case took place in Las Vegas, where a 21-year-old man reportedly provided the weapon and arranged to have his girlfriend shot in the head because she refused to take the morning-after pill.
The fact is, most Americans will never hear the reality of these stories because the media will attempt to sweep such disturbing strides toward “progression” under the rug. And truth be told, recently enacted laws will only enable further acts of violence against pregnant women.
In April 2013, a New York federal judge ruled that a woman of any age should be allowed to purchase the carcinogen-laden Plan B abortion pill without parental consent or other restrictions. Indeed, the morning-after pill, a high-potency birth control pill that can induce a spontaneous abortion at the earliest stages of pregnancy, can be bought in any drugstore right next to the candy and soda aisles.
So what does this law have to do with men and their oppression of women? Virtually everything.
What abortion on demand did for boyfriends and husbands, the unrestricted availability of the morning-after pill now does for sexual predators and abusers, allowing them to walk away from their crimes scot-free.
Just imagine an adult male predator who sexually molests a 14-year-old girl. Without any parental consent or physician’s script, the perpetrator can give the girl enough money to go to her local pharmacy and purchase the morning-after pill, no questions asked.
Think about it: a 14-year-old girl isn’t permitted to take an aspirin at school without parental consent, yet she can take an abortifacient — a pill that kills her unborn child and may cause her physical harm — without anyone’s knowledge.
And what about the man involved? He walks away scot-free to abuse again.
The morning-after pill — and all other forms of abortion — is the ultimate liberator of men. They can continue to have sexual relations with multiple women and avoid all responsibility. They can even prey on minors, and, thanks to the convenience of a pill that’s now as accessible as a candy bar, they can walk away without any legal or moral repercussions.
So while abortion supporters celebrate the fact that girls of any age can purchase the morning-after pill, those of us in the real world understand exactly what’s at stake. Unrestricted access to the morning-after pill only exacerbates the male oppression that abortion on demand put into motion in our nation. In essence, this so-called attempt to “liberate women” from the shackles of pregnancy actually places them into a type of bondage where men call the shots and then walk away from sexual abuse unscathed.
Catharine MacKinnon, an influential feminist scholar, summarized the situation best when she wrote: abortion “does not liberate women; it frees male sexual aggression.”