Scott Hardie | June 5, 2003
Maybe it's a fool's mission to seek calm, casual responses to a question about abortion, but I'll try anyway. I overheard a conversation on the subject this morning and it got me wondering: Leaving aside the morality of it, would the legality of abortion be an issue if men could get pregnant? The man on whom I eavesdropped said that if both sexes could get pregnant, men would get abortions at much higher rates than women do now, and there would be no question about the practice being legal. If that's true, that has some major implications, but I don't know if it's true or not. What do you think?

Anna Gregoline | June 6, 2003
I'm very cynical, and I tend to agree. If men had been getting pregnant all this time, it wouldn't be an issue.

Jackie Mason | June 6, 2003
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Dave Stoppenhagen | June 6, 2003
I would have to agree with the ladies here. Having had this discussion with past female companions has shed some light on views I thought solid at one point but that brings to light some regrets I would rather not consider at this point

Lori Lancaster | June 6, 2003
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Jeff Flom | June 7, 2003
Men get "abortions" all the time. We call them dead beat dads. How this rate would compare to women having abortions, I don't know. It would seem to be greater but that assumes that in every case that a woman has an abortion the man also wanted this. Anyway, I would say probably yes :( Men would get abortions more often. How much more I don't know.
As for the question would more of society view abortion as moral and legal I would definitely say no. I doubt that the true pro life believing men would be swayed by pregnancy any more than the prolife women are. As for the rest of men they already believe abortion is legal and moral etc. so...I don't see any net change in attitude. If these opinions appear to you to conflict I would say that it is probably not the pro-life men who do most of the abandonment, but I don't know.

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