Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Given the Upper Hand
I had a debate with a male about abortion. I tried to explain to him the obstacles women face while making decisions about pregnacy. I told him to turn on C-SPAN and see what's going on with these health bills. His argument, however, wasn't about acknowleding a woman's situation, the affordability of abortion, or the use of medicaid or private health insurance. He wanted to know about the men's rights as fathers. There are fathers out there that want children, but if a woman decides that she does not want to come to term with the pregnacy, the man is left SOL. He wants to know why more money isn't going into medical research that will enable men to give birth to children. He argues that men and women are suppose to be equal, but are not equal in this issue. All I could say is, "I guess this is where women have the upper hand".