Dispelling the myths about abortion
Myth: Men have no right to speak about abortion
This is one of my favorite myths. There is this idea that people who don’t have uteruses don’t get to have an opinion on what ends up in those uteruses. Putting aside the fact that some people with uteruses no longer identify as “women,” and some biological men now present themselves as women, the whole uterus thing goes out the window. A draft of recent legislation to codify abortion rights if Roe is overturned includes this delightful observation: “This Act is intended to protect all people with the capacity for pregnancy.” You might say, “Yeah, women.” But guess who else can become pregnant, according to our legislators? “Cisgender women, transgender men, non-binary individuals, those who identify with a different gender, and others.”
But even if we came back to our senses and called people who are about to have babies “pregnant mothers,” abortion rights activists still think that men should shut up, unless they’re Joe Biden acolytes and agree with them that abortion is a human right. That sort of man gets to speak.
There are so many more of these myths, and so little space in which to debunk them. I’ll just leave you with this, in honor of Pallas Athena:
Myths are amusing. True wisdom is eternal, and dead serious. Be like Athena.
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Christine Flowers is an attorney and a columnist for the Delaware County Daily Times, and can be reached at email@example.com.
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