Dustin Hartl Speaks

I am a conservative college student on a path to becoming a political opinion blogger.


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Abortion is a Man’s Issue, too.

For the last forty years, since Roe v. Wade was upheld by the Supreme Court, abortion has been called a woman’s issue and only a woman’s issue. Men have been told that they have no claim in it and that they should not be allowed to decide what happens to a fetus within a woman’s body.

This is a false narrative perpetuated by third wave feminists that believe that men are inherently unequal to women. Although it is not directly cited as so, the narrative that a process, which men should have no say in, regardless of the fact they contributed to the production and gift of life, is how it should be.

When it comes to pregnancy and the decision to abort a child, men are given unequal roles and are often subject and forced to contribute to the decision of the woman. If the female wants to abort the child, the male has no say just as he would have no say if the female wanted to keep the child and he would be subject to paying child support.

Feminists claim that this is fair, as it is the female body that goes through the pregnancy. The topic that is ignored is that without the male, the female wouldn’t have to make the choice.

By this, I mean, that if the woman did not agree to have sex with the man, she wouldn’t be pregnant (excluding rape and incest). The moment that consent is made, the male should have a 50 percent stake in the outcome, regardless of the fact the female is carrying the child.

If a woman decides that she wants to keep the child, the man (if he is not in agreement) is forced to pay child support. This is not fair as it is the woman who is given the opportunity to make the sole choice that dictates the outcome of the pregnancy.

I have been told stories that revolve around a woman aborting a child when the man wanted to keep it. He is not given a say in the outcome of the consensual act and would have to leave the final outcome to the will of the woman.

This is just one example of how modern-day feminists do not want equality and they do not want men to be equal to women. If men and women were 100 percent equal, then the man would be given an automatic stake in the outcome of the sexual encounter.

Many feminists believe that this would open a gate to rapists forcing women to carry a child to term because they are given a 50 percent stake in the outcome of the sexual encounter. This, however, is a false statement that is often a way for feminists to neglect the facts of consensual sex and ignore the responsibility of their actions.

Growing up in a public high school, we were taught about abstinence. This has fueled my belief that only way to ensure you do not become pregnant is to abstain from sexual activity.

If you can not afford a child then do not engage is sex. My mother used to say “if you play like an adult, you pay like an adult.”