Look, we all had a good laugh at Alyssa Milano‚Äôs expense (again) when she put her weight behind the #SexStrike ‚ÄĒ women were supposed to withhold sex until men straightened up and stopped passing all of those heartbeat bills.
As Twitchy reported, Milano was trashed by a couple of prominent feminists for assuming sex was just a commodity for women and wholly embraced by conservatives who were relieved to see a Hollywood liberal admit that abstinence and not abortion is the best form of birth control. (The Babylon Bee even revealed Miano‚Äôs new line of purity rings.)
Now The New York Times has an op-ed presenting this hot take: if a fetus is a child from conception, then doesn‚Äôt that make the man who helped create that fetus a parent from conception?
‚ÄúIf a fetus is a child, then John is a parent,‚ÄĚ says this @nytimes op-ed. The authors also would like men to take responsibility for ‚Äúunwanted pregnancies.‚ÄĚ I think they finally might be beginning to catch on. https://t.co/ZSbOY1y8sT
‚ÄĒ Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) June 3, 2019
‚ÄĒ Ross Douthat (@DouthatNYT) June 3, 2019
Is ‚ÄúJohn‚ÄĚ a parent? Yes, yes he is. Pro-lifers have known that forever. And if the authors of the op-ed think men should take responsibility for unwanted pregnancies ‚Ä¶ hello, welcome to the club. Are pro-lifers supposed to feel ‚Äúowned‚ÄĚ by this op-ed?
There are approximately zero pro-lifers who wouldn‚Äôt gladly pair increased responsibility for father‚Äôs with increased restrictions on abortion. That‚Äôs not even a trade off.
‚ÄĒ Michael Brown (@mdavidbrown) June 3, 2019
I completely agree. I am #ProLife and I believe the father of a child bears just as much responsibility in raising a child as a mother does. Men don‚Äôt get off ‚Äúscott Free‚ÄĚ here.
‚ÄĒ Evan McFatridge (@EvanMcFatridge) June 3, 2019
Is this supposed to be some kind of gotcha? Cause I'm not got. I agree with this 100%.
‚ÄĒ J_the_Man (@J_the_ManSelden) June 3, 2019
‚ÄúUm, yeah?‚ÄĚ is basically my response to that entire column.
‚ÄĒ BWH (@BWH85) June 3, 2019
Did they just try to do a "take that"with our own argument?
‚ÄĒ PeaceWithYou (@PeaceEmm16) June 3, 2019
100% John is a parent.
Do not let him off the hook. He is now a father. The only way he gets out of being a father is if the woman carrying his child makes the choice to let him go scott free.
‚ÄĒ Drake Jeffers (@Hetrovono) June 3, 2019
I've always wondered why many of the men on the pro-abortion side of the debate are so darned militant. Now I get it!!
‚ÄĒ Kurt Berry (@kurtbberry) June 3, 2019
They used this statement, "We know these prosecutions sound absurd", but actually there are some good points here.
John should be responsible for a life he created, he should do all the is legally in his power to to make sure the baby has the protection the baby needs‚Ä¶
‚ÄĒ SuperTuxedoMask (@SuperTuxedoMask) June 3, 2019
The male figure is just as culpable, certainly. I haven‚Äôt heard one person ever contest this.
‚ÄĒ Person Guy. (@HereForTheNewsB) June 3, 2019
Wait, they think this is an argument FOR abortion?!
‚ÄĒ Ceri BLACK (@ceri_black) June 3, 2019
I think most of the people who oppose abortion would not oppose the father being involved.
‚ÄĒ Nathan Smith (@NTSmith1964) June 3, 2019
How about men and women stop having babies if they are not able or willing to support them
‚ÄĒ stephen cagle (@scagle27) June 3, 2019
I totally agree. Men are just as responsible as women. A careless man is just as guilty as a careless women and therefore should be required to deal with the same thing she has to. He must become a father.
‚ÄĒ Michael Adelman (@MichaelAdelman6) June 3, 2019
It's amazing how brave feminists are at taking on those who are pro life, and how cowardly they are about taking on irresponsible men. There is no such thing as a single mother. There's a guy somewhere morally, ethically and financially responsible.
‚ÄĒ octanecompany (@octanecompany) June 3, 2019
‚ÄĒ Patrick the Boo (@PatrickLeBoo) June 3, 2019
So like‚Ä¶ should men take responsibility for their unborn children or not? Your message is confusing.
‚ÄĒ Ryan Helms (@RHelms70) June 3, 2019
Funny how that ‚Äúno uterus, no opinion‚ÄĚ argument went out the window.
‚ÄĒ Kevin Behringer (@kevinbehringer) June 3, 2019
Yeah, and so? That's called a responsible man, which is what we all should value.
‚ÄĒ Zorak (@MouzMagik) June 3, 2019
The only reason most men have not been more involved is because they were told they had no right to be involved.
‚ÄĒ Nathan Smith (@NTSmith1964) June 3, 2019
If this keeps up, the abortionists are going to be pro-life and conservative.
‚ÄĒ BigBlueagain (@BigBlueagain) June 3, 2019
No kidding ‚Ä¶ no sex if you don‚Äôt want to conceive a child, make the father of the child responsible, etc. They‚Äôve finally come around.
By Jove I think they've got it
‚ÄĒ TheDarkSeraph (@jonpaul8) June 3, 2019
‚ÄĒ Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 11, 2019