Why are both these cartoons true?
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I think there absolutely is a role for men in the abortion debate, and that that role is in supporting women’s freedom to choose….
Those who are anti-abortion don’t see this conversation in terms of bodily autonomy but rather in terms of human lives being lost. They would probably argue that saying men shouldn’t have a say in abortion would be like saying that non-Germans shouldn’t have a say in the Holocaust. (I realize that I just violated Godwin’s Law, but anti-abortion groups constantly compare abortion to the Holocaust, even comparing “body counts,” so this argument is actually one they would make.) As a result, no amount of discussion is going to convince anti-abortion individuals that men weighing in on the conversation is any less valid than women doing so.
This means that the conversation over the place of men’s voices in discussions of abortion takes place solely on the pro-choice side.
~ Pro-choicer Libby Anne, answering an email from a reader who asks what a man’s role should be in the abortion debate, Patheos.com, May 20
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