Off-the-wall abortion prevention plan

Johnny - posted on 02/05/2011 ( 18 moms have responded )




I read this letter of response to a New York Times column discussing the problems with the Republican attack on Planned Parenthood. Most responses contained the usual pro-choice and pro-life suggestions about how to prevent abortion and why it should or should not be allowed. This idea really stood out to me. It will never happen in a million zillion years, but what do you think? Good idea? It seems like it might be about time for men to take the same amount of responsibility for having sex that women have to...

"This issue is such a problem—it keeps surfacing even though abortion is legal. Apparently, women have no idea of how to control their own bodies so we must do something. Since males feel free to intervene in female reproductive health matters, let us turn it around. Let’s pass a bill to once and for all take care of the this. Let us mandate extra insurance for males. They should take care of this issue--since they know better.

Every male in this country must have “Paternal Insurance"-- Male seed coverage. This coverage must begin at age 12. It will include support for both mother and child till age 21, even if the male wants nothing to do with the child. Included are medical care, education, food, shelter, and swimming lessons. The coverage will pay for DNA testing to be sure we got the right seed. And we may want to have a mandatory database that males register with—like selective service or the database in Ok. We will want to know who, what, where, why and when the deed was done, and how many times. Just because.

Both married and unmarried must maintain the coverage—because you never know. A married man just might stray. The Catholic Church, Evangelicals, and pro-life groups, must subsidize low-income males. Refusal to subsidize or have coverage—will bring fines and jail time. The bill will regulate Erectile Dysfunction drugs and payment of course, will not be covered.

Coverage for life is mandatory, since male seeds never give up. The bill must also provide money for the development of male birth control drugs. Men must have the same right to jeopardize their health trying to prevent pregnancy as women. And of course, coverage for the contraception’s is the sole responsibility of the male.

The policy will be costly—but oh, the benefits to society. This will solve so many of our Nations problems since women are the cause of so many of them. Women will “be in their place”, not working being a “detriment to families” talking all those jobs and there will be no worry about paying for “maternity care” in HC bills, and perhaps we can even give up that pesky right to vote thingy , we will be too busy to participate. Easy peezey--problem solved."


Lady Heather - posted on 02/06/2011




Wonderful Deanna. I'm sure the world could do without my beautiful nephew who was born many years post-abortion into a loving home with a mum and a dad who have good career prospects and are perfectly able to care for him.

Amanda - posted on 02/06/2011




I must be old school, because Im a firm believer that instead of putting blame on who got who preggos, why dont we teach our girls to respect their bodys, not give it away to every guy that says hi, and use birth control! Oh and mothers its also our jobs to teach our boys how to treat woman, and how to put a damn condom on! One more novel idea, how about we teach our kids what personal responsiblity is, instead of having all these entitled, self absorbed, co depended kids we seem to be raising now!

It would cost a hell of a lot less!

Johnny - posted on 02/06/2011




You do know Deanna that human reproduction requires fertilization right? We don't simply "flop on our backs" and allow agamogenesis to occur. It requires BOTH sperm and egg.


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Amanda - posted on 02/07/2011




Deanna- nothing like forcing a woman who doesn't want a child to raise one... that right there obviously makes for some stellar members of society! and what about the women who don't "flop" on thier backs but are rather thrown, shoved, forced? sterilize them as well?

Mary - posted on 02/07/2011




Deanna, it seems as if you are under the assumption that sex seems to involve "flopping"...and for that, I am very, very sorry for you. Apparently, you have no idea what you are missing out on!

JuLeah - posted on 02/06/2011




Yes. Lets do and see how long it takes for the R's to start screaming about human rights

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Under that law, Deanna, my brother and I wouldn't exist.

While I am 100000% against abortion (my mom is too now), people make mistakes sometimes. Now, I'd be all for that in cases like my cousin's kid who has had 3 abortions already..... :(

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I think it would just be easier to sterilize every female that gets an abortion. If you flop on your back and get pregnant take care of that child or give it up to a better home. Otherwise feel free to go to an abortion clinic and get rid of your child as well as make sure you never have a child again. The only exceptions to that rule would be if the mother is literally on the verge of death and/or the child is already deceased. However, there must be proof that the child is already deceased or that the mother is honestly knocking on deaths door. (document EVERYTHING) So much money would be saved and I bet over 90% of women would stop flopping on their back if they knew they would have to raise the potential child or never have children at all.

Barb - posted on 02/06/2011




Love the idea but I'm afraid it makes too much sense to ever be a policy.

Tara - posted on 02/06/2011




hmmm... I could see some merit in this proposal.
I like the idea of birth control for men that has the potential to wreck havoc on their lives the way some birth control does to some women.
With a few tweaks this could actually make sense!!

Stifler's - posted on 02/06/2011




Not so easy peasy... but a good idea. I hate the way even some women seem to think the sole responsibility of raising kids should be on the woman if the man decides he doesn't want a bar of it. He wanted a bar of it when you were having sex.

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