Behind every woman attempting to prevent or terminate a pregnancy, there is a sperm-laden man. Temporarily putting aside both gender fluidity and the fact that one no longer need engage in actual heterosexual congress to make a baby (although, as a lesbian friend once said to me, “it’s not like we get drunk & oops! Accidentally buy sperm”), there is simply no way to become pregnant without the involvement of male genitalia.
According to the Guttmacher Institute, some 1.06 million abortions were performed in the U.S. in 2011; according to University of Illinois professor Dr. Craig Niederberger, the average male ejaculation contains about 200 million sperm — by my calculations, that means more than 200 trillion sperm are involved in acts that ultimately lead to more than a million abortions every year. That’s a lot of sperm, gents.
If the goal is to prevent abortion, and one believes (genuinely believes) that birth control is nearly as evil as abortion, and one further believes (really, really believes) that women shouldn’t be having sex outside of marriages into which children can be lovingly born and raised — then why the hell aren’t you calling out your boys?