Tuesday, July 7, 2009

How to Get Your Girlfriend to Abort

A woman journalist has written an article for AskMen.com called "Dealing with a Unwanted Pregnancy," which gives men tips on how to manipulate their girlfriends into having abortions. These helpful hints include the following:

Once you’ve given your opinion, back it up with good reasons. Don’t just tell her you don’t want to be a father; some women aren’t going to consider that a good enough reason to have an abortion. A new baby means significant life changes: Food, diapers, medical care -- these things cost money you may not have. Who’s going to care for the baby while you’re working? Will you have to move to a new home? Will you have to sell your Harley and get a station wagon? These things may sound like normal changes in the life of a new parent, but if you don’t want to be a new parent, these changes can be pretty overwhelming.


and:

Blaming a woman for getting pregnant, or threatening to end a relationship, rarely gets positive results. This is a gamble you’d be better off avoiding; if it works, she’s bound to resent you for it down the road, and your relationship will suffer in one form or another. You may view this as welcome alternative to fatherhood, but the threat is actually just as likely to lead straight to it. If a woman is undecided about her pregnancy, being ordered to end it could result in a desire to prove that she can have a baby if she wants to. Neither of these scenarios is rational, and both are likely to result in extreme bitterness. . . . If you feel the need to make strong declarations, use words like “can’t” instead of “won’t.”

The "positive results," of course, mean abortion. And yeah, station wagons are pretty uncool.

Though it's doubtful that sex columnist Isabella Snow's (be forewarned: her website contains graphic content and language) intention was to demonstrate that abortion has always worked to the convenience of men and the detriment of women, her article spells it out loud and clear. Let no one who's given the matter any thought believe that pro-choice equals pro-woman.

Thanks to my friend Fallen Sparrow for the hat tip about this article.

8 comments:

Radical Catholic Mom said...

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Pentimento said...

RCM - so glad to hear from you. I will email you right now.

The Western Confucian said...

How disgusting! Words utterly fail.

I remember reading that the single demographic most supportive of "woman's right to choose" was college-age males.

Women had far more "rights" in the age in which men saw it as a duty to marry their pregnant girlfriends and raise their child, rather than abandon the former and murder the latter.

Bring back the shotgun marriage!

Maclin said...

The voices of hell itself...

Enbrethiliel said...

+JMJ+

Joshua, after reading that excerpt, I find don't want the shotgun marriage back. I just want the shotgun! >=(

Mark in Spokane said...

Wow. How disturbing. And what a revealing glimpse into the realities of abortion in this country.

mrsdarwin said...

I saw this linked somewhere the other day and felt sick reading this oh-so-sage advice. It's perverted and disgusting. Are there really people out there who would take this advice to preserve a relationship?

Pentimento said...

That's a good question, MrsDarwin. I think it depends on what your definition of a relationship is. Nevertheless, it seems to me that if a boyfriend successfully uses these tips, the relationship doesn't have much of a chance of surviving for long after the abortin.