Re: BroChoice takedown
posted at 2:01 pm on July 12, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Katie, that was indeed an epic takedown of “BroChoice” by our good friend Emily. There’s nothing quite as weaselly as pushing abortion as a means to ensure lots of responsibility-free sex for yourself, and nothing that demonstrates as much of a lack of manhood as insisting that abortion has to be late-term to ensure it. Obviously, these are “men” who view women as discardable sex toys rather than partners or equal in humanity to themselves and to their own gonadal urges, in this case explicitly so. Otherwise, they’d be around a lot sooner in the pregnancy to get their desired outcome.
However, that argument really isn’t much different than any other I’ve heard for abortion from its advocates. Other than the statistically rare cases (in terms of actual abortions performed) of rape and incest, it always comes down to convenience. Those who want abortion on demand want it so that the intrusion of another human life doesn’t overly inconvenience them, whether that is in the form of restricted choices on education, jobs, or just being able to “be young.”
This is why most pro-abortion activists can never bring themselves to admit that conception produces, beyond a scientific doubt, a human with its own individual identity apart from the mother. To acknowledge that would be to put the convenience argument in its actual tawdry and self-absorbed context. While it’s easy to lampoon the BroChoicers, they are offering essentially the identical, utterly materialistic, and self-centered rationalizations that all of their political allies in this debate offer. We shouldn’t let the non-BroChoicers off of that particular hook.