Thursday, March 09, 2006

"Roe v. Wade for Men"

On the news tonight was a report about a man who has struck a lawsuit to make Roe v. Wade apply not only to women, but also to men. Mr. Dubay said that his girlfriend told him that she was pregnant a couple of weeks after they broke up, and that he didn't want the child. She did, and used her parental rights to collect child support for their daughter.

You can read the story here. After you do (or before, whichever you choose, but it might help to have the full background), read my commentary below.

First of all, I don't believe that Roe v. Wade should ever have been passed. Here's why: In almost every case (excluding rape), a woman gets pregnant by doing something that she chose to do in the first place – SHE HAS SEX. Now, God instituted sex for a very important reason: procreation. So, unless you're ready to parent a child, you shouldn't be having sex in the first place. Forget the popular notion of relationship bonding or security. Sex does not equal commitment unless it is performed within the context of marriage (and even that is screwed up nowadays).

So, if sex is used in the way it is meant to be used, and is reserved for marriage, issues such as Roe v. Wade would not be issues at all.

Pregnancy and birth of children are gifts from God. When a woman becomes pregnant, God is using her body to bring forth a new creation. In other words, she should not have the choice of whether to keep or kill the child. This is not a "problem" that a woman or anyone else should feel compelled to "fix" by destroying the child. Pregnancy is a choice only insofaras the mother and the father had sex by choice and created a child as a result. Choice does not come into play after the child has already been conceived. Therefore, women should not have the "choice" to destroy the life growing within them, and neither should the men who father those children.

That being said, there is no reason that a man should be able to "opt out" of fatherhood. If you sew the seed, be ready to ready to reap what you have sewn. In other words, be ready to take care of a child if you decide to have sex, because that is one of the consequences.

The "equality" issue of men not being able to choose abortion over life is, in my view, a moot point, because I, and so many others like me, see Roe v. Wade as an abomination to God's Word and His creation.

The only time an abortion should be allowed is if the life of the mother is in danger of being lost. Other than that, if a mother finds herself unexpectedly pregnant (which shouldn't happen if she's having sex within the context of marriage), she should expect to carry the child to full-term and either raise the child herself with or without the help of the father, or give the child up for adoption.

Summary: If you do the crime, be prepared to do the time and pay the fine.


The Terrible Swede said...

The man is being a chicken-shit.

elle said...

The last two paragraphs get me:

The president of the National Organization for Women, Kim Gandy, acknowledged that disputes over unintended pregnancies can be complex and bitter.

"None of these are easy questions," said Gandy, a former prosecutor. "But most courts say it's not about what he did or didn't do or what she did or didn't do. It's about the rights of the child."

Unless the child is in the womb, of course.

Hey, if women have the right to take their children in for execution, the father should too. Inconvenience is inconvenience, right?

This is so sick and wrong all the way around. Thanks for the post, Mrs Swede!

Nick said...

Never trust a woman if she says she is on the pill.

Or, never trust a woman, period.

It's been happening for years. I blame Eve. She was the first deceitful one.

Mrs. T. Swede said...

Nick, grow up.

CPA said...

Nick's right -- up to a point. The kind of woman who would be interested in a no-account creep like him are probably not too truthful. (No reflection on the rest, of course!)

Mrs. T. Swede said...

Ummm... CPA, Nick is my brother in law. ;)

CPA said...

Oops. Foot in mouth disease is really rampant this time of year, isn't it?

(Well, let this be a lesson to me, and Nick, and all of us, that somehow on the internet we don't come across how we think we do)


Anonymous said...

Your usage of "sew" is incorrect. It should be "reap what he has sown."

Mrs. T. Swede said...

Thank you, "anonymous." Your point is well taken. I hope you got mine.