Bro-Choice advocates. They’re “men” who support abortion. (Clever.) And their reasons for supporting abortion? Well, once you cut through all the fake-sounding rubbish about caring about women’s rights, bro-choice frat boys just want to keep having casual and consequenceless sex with women whom they will treat as little more than disposable sex objects for transitory gratification.
I was surprised to see a rather candid admission of this in a recent “Bro-Choice” article in the Burnt Orange Report that was coming out against the Texas “late-term abortion ban” bill (HB 2). The writer’s final reason for opposing restrictions on abortions in Texas?
Your sex life is at stake. Can you think of anything that kills the vibe faster than a woman fearing a back-alley abortion? Making abortion essentially inaccessible in Texas will add an anxiety to sex that will drastically undercut its joys. And don’t be surprised if casual sex outside of relationships becomes far more difficult to come by.
Hmmm. Okay. That’s a great reason to end a human being’s life: “Man, this casual sex would be so much hotter if I didn’t have to think about the baby we might be making that we won’t be allowed to kill.” Gross.
It kind of reminds me of the sick feeling I got in the pit of my stomach from the Happy 40th Anniversary Roe v. Wade video. The Burnt Orange article continues:
It’s clear: if the Legislature basically takes away a Texas woman’s right to choose, having sex becomes a much, much riskier proposition for women and men.
It becomes much, much riskier for women who currently count on access to safe, legal abortion because now an accidental pregnancy could mean death or serious infection. It also becomes riskier for us men, who may well end up fathers well before we intend.
Yeah. That’s the way it’s supposed to be, dumbass. It’s supposed to be the case that you consider a woman so valuable that you prepare to be a father and husband before you try to get in bed with her. And what’s with all the “far riskier” fear tactics? Far riskier if the woman attempts to get a back-alley abortion, I suppose. Not far riskier if she just carries the baby to term like a responsible human being. In spite of all the claims to the contrary, clinical abortions (especially late-term abortions) are riskier than pregnancies. And not far riskier if you stick around to support and provide for her and your baby. The only risk is that you will be forced to take responsibility for your actions, that you will be forced to treat women with respect, that you will not allowed to abdicate your masculine role with quite as much ease of conscience.
So “bro,” maybe you should man up, and put a ring on it. And stop treating women like disposable sex objects. Having a penis doesn’t make you a man. The high rate of fatherlessness and abortion in this country proves that most American men have manhood only in their loins, but not in their hearts.