In today’s Townhall.com Commentary email, Albert Mohler brings up a powerful point about abortion that many women simply miss. Supporters of abortion intended for its legalized practice to liberate or free women, but it has actually trapped women. Instead, men have been freed from responsibility to marry and support children. Since I can’t find the full text online to link to, I’m providing the entire (but still brief) article below:
What Women Miss on Abortion
One of the most insidious aspects of the abortion controversy has been the success of the feminist movement in presenting abortion on demand as a matter central to the liberation of women. As far back as the ’70s, at least some feminists saw through this logic, but not nearly enough.
Richard Stith now argues that the legalization of abortion “was supposed to grant enormous freedom to women, but it has had the perverse result of freeing men and trapping women.”
He continues: “Prior to the legalization of abortion in the United States, it was commonly understood that a man should offer a woman marriage in case of pregnancy, and many did so. Though with the legalization of abortion, men started to feel that they were not responsible for the birth of children and consequently not under any obligation to marry. In gaining the option of abortion, many women have lost the option of marriage.”
Why do so many women miss this truth?
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