Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Quote of the Day: a male Roe v. Wade?

Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe writes today on a proposal that some are calling the male version of Roe v. Wade: "As a matter of equal rights," Jacoby explains, "men who don't want a child should be permitted, early in pregnancy, to get 'a financial abortion' releasing them from any future responsibility to the baby."

The proposal, drafted by the National Center for Men, was created by a Michigan resident named Matt Dubay. Jacoby continues:
The culture used to send a clear message to men in Dubay's position: Marry the mother and be a father to your child. Today it tells him: Just write a monthly check. Soon -- if this lawsuit succeeds -- it won't say even that. The result will not be a fairer, more equal society. It will be a society with even more abortion, even more exploitation of women, even more of the destructiveness and instability caused by fatherlessness.

And, in some ways saddest of all, even more people like Matt Dubay: a boy who never learned how to be a real man.

1 Comments:

  • At 3/26/2006 11:03 PM, Blogger Capitol 3 said…

    these people can not be serious that is pathetic anything to get a government hand out for special interest groups which should be stopped.

     

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