Earlier this week, Deadspin reported that in 2007, pro-basketball player J.J. Redick allegedly drew up an “abortion contract” with his then-girlfriend. Tweeters were understandably horrified, but as Salon.com writer Mary Elizabeth Williams sees it, abortion contracts could actually be good for society:
Because “honest conversation”:
Talking about sex may not be “romantic,” it may even get “bizarre,” and it usually doesn’t involve the promise of a 25 grand payout and denial of paternity clause. But abortion happens. It happens to one in three of us, so let’s talk about it. Because most of us would be a lot healthier and better off with more honest conversation and less “romantic” silence.