Friday, March 10, 2006

Roe v. Wade for men

Read this compelling article on a lawsuit by a fella claiming that his rights are violated by having parenthood forced upon him in a way that women would never face. Here is an amazing quote:

More than three decades ago Roe vs. Wade gave women control of their reproductive lives but nothing in the law changed for men. Women can now have sexual intimacy without sacrificing reproductive choice. Women now have the freedom and security to enjoy lovemaking without the fear of forced procreation. Women now have control of their lives after an unplanned conception. But men are routinely forced to give up control, forced to be financially responsible for choices only women are permitted to make, forced to relinquish reproductive choice as the price of intimacy.

What arguments can the feminists make against this statement?

As Christians, we should believe in taking responsibility for our actions. If you screw around with someone you don't want to co-parent a child with, you must be responsible for any child that results. Feminists have shunned this responsibility for decades--ladies can simply abort the consequences, or go through with them and force parenthood upon their male counterpart. It's amusing now that a man is claiming the same right to avoid responsibility for his actions.


At 10:46 AM, Anonymous Kyera said...

I most certainly agree, but I must ask the question of why people are so apt to avoid the consequences of what they have caused? Is the world looking for a realm of sin but no consequence--I believe so.

As a side bar of this topic, is the church using grace as a cheap ticket to get out of sin ie. fornication and children without marriage? It makes me wonder and pray. No we're not perfect, but we must fight the good fight and resist the whiles of the enemy.

At 11:22 AM, Blogger Talon said...

Some churches certainly do that. As a church, ours does not--but individuals who belong to it certainly may. I see from personal experience how many in the church do not lead lives that are THAT far different from those outside the church. It's sad and discouraging, but there are at least an equal--if not more--number of people who inspire me and demonstrate a terrific witness with the way they lead their lives.

At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Christian I'm deeply concerned.It's as if we've become so deceptively blinded. As always foretold in scripture, if we do not adhere to God's way, we're in serious trouble...and, we're in serious trouble!!! Since the early 1970's,it has been estimated that there has been nearly 30 million abortions in the USA-that we know of!!!And now we(Christians) act as if we cannot see the connection of the estimated 30 million strangers to enter our land within the next 5 years!!! It's as if someone is greatly warning us that if we won't do things His way, strangers will be sent in their place. What a sobering thought this should be among ALL of us in this country!


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