Thursday, October 27, 2022

Maybe For the Wrong Reasons

10/26/22 BBC:
"Lenk, 35, and his partner have no children, and want to keep it that way. When the United States Supreme Court ruled in Dobbs v Jackson Women's Health Organization that there is no constitutional right to an abortion – overturning Roe v Wade, the decision that protected abortion rights since 1973 – he scheduled a vasectomy.

“I think like a lot of people in my situation, this is something that we were probably on the fence about before Roe v Wade got overturned,” says Lenk. “But this is the only option to keep my partner safe at this juncture, because I live in Missouri. And Missouri had one of the ‘trigger laws’ that went into effect, [criminalising abortion] right as it got overturned. It just got really scary and really real all at once.”

I am pleased to see men as well as women taking responsibility for their actions.   I would like to think that avoiding putting a woman through an abortion would be sufficient but many men are likely imagining 18 years of child support to a woman who little more than a one-night stand.  Of course, there are less permanent solutions like condoms.   If the loss of sensation is that important you are a little too focused on yourself. 

1 comment:

  1. ... or just accept the biological fact that some actions may have consequences and adjust your behavior accordingly.