Actress calls for ‘mandatory vasectomies’ in response to new abortion laws


Actress Evan Rachel Wood has joined the list of Hollywood celebrities in hysterics about the new ‘heartbeat bill’ abortion laws in states such as Georgia. The laws, which seek to ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, are moving through many state legislatures and senates as lawmakers attempt to protect the most innocent among us from brutal and unnecessary deaths.

“Please. We have been abused and used enough,” Wood said on Twitter. “They want control of our bodies. I can’t even begin to explain the terrifying implications of this. Help. Please. They are going to try and overturn Roe vs Wade and countless women are going to die. Everyone STAND UP.”

In a follow-up tweet, she demanded “Mandatory vasectomies until you want to have children. They can be reversed, so. Come on guys, Lets save lives! Whats that? A hard no? Why? Cause its your body and we dont get to make that choice for you? Ooooooohhhhhh!!!”

Wood gets a lot of things wrong here but she does have a point.

Women have absolutely been “abused and used,” but abortion is an extension of that abuse, not an answer to it as Wood suggests. The culture of abortion sends the message that a woman isn’t good enough, strong enough or capable enough to carry and give birth to her child, parent their child, or place their child with an adoptive family.

Women are constantly told they need to choose between their education and their child or their career and their child or their relationship and their child. They are told they’re too young or too old, too tired or too busy. This makes abortion less about choice and more about coercion. The oppression that women have been suffering under for centuries is being passed on to their children through abortion. Their children are labeled as “unwanted,” “inconvenient,” and “unworthy” – all things that abusive men have told women for decades in order to try to control them. Abortion allows abusive men to continue to control women, and rapists to destroy evidence in the form of a child.

READ: Debunking 6 myths surrounding Georgia’s ‘heartbeat bill’ 

While vasectomies would technically save lives from being killed through abortion, Wood makes a monumental error when she compares them to abortions. Vasectomies mean a new life would not be created, whereas abortion destroys an existing human through dismemberment, starvation, or an induced heart attack. Vasectomies are to men what tubal ligation is to women – a more permanent type of birth control. No one dies when these surgeries are performed. Someone always dies during an abortion. Women who don’t want children can get tubal ligations just as men can have vasectomies and no one would die.

Finally, Wood gets her facts wrong again when she claims heartbeat bills will lead to the deaths of “countless women.” Those who started the abortion movement prior to Roe v. Wade fabricated the number of women who died from illegal abortions. One of these men, abortionist Bernard Nathanson, said he and others claimed 10,000 women died each year from illegal abortion before Roe because it was a “nice, round, shocking figure.” In reality, it was about 300 women. In 1972, the year before Roe, was decided, there were just 39 deaths of women due to illegal abortion, due to improvements in antibiotics.

Georgia’s Heartbeat Bill will not lead to the deaths of thousands of women but it will definitely save the lives of countless preborn children who are completely innocent and deserving of the right to life.

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