Ever wonder who Planned Parenthood’s “male allies” are? Well, you can stop wondering, because last month the group was nice enough to show us:
They seem to range from college professors who sleep with their students to verbally abusive gay men. Oh, and also guys who spell “women” with an x. Apparently that’s a thing now.
I’m glad Planned Parenthood can speak honestly about how it views male supporters, but this list just isn’t complete; I can think of two other categories of men that belong on it. Now, I’m only going to cover one of those groups today, but they both have a huge incentive to support Planned Parenthood. After all, Planned Parenthood’s done plenty for them.
Planned Parenthood is America’s largest largest abortion chain, performing over three hundred thousand every year. And when a man is having regular conversations like this, there’s a good chance he’s going to be using their services:
That’s author Tucker Max, someone who built a career around racking up sex partners. (Or, as he preferred to call them, “sluts,” “whores,” and “slutty whores.”)
This could have resulted in some serious child support bills, but as Max explained in the book Assholes Finish First, Planned Parenthood was there to keep that from happening. He wrote, “Due to the potent combination of my sexual recklessness and the slutty nature of some of the girls I have slept with, I have accumulated enough stories and anecdotes about abortion that they could name a Planned Parenthood clinic after me.”
Tucker is far from unique, as there’s an entire “bro-choice” movement that shares his values. One of its members is Christian McQueen. He created “The Ten Slut Commandments,” a guide on how to “exploit” and “use” women with “low self-esteem” and “daddy issues.” And as McQueen explains, abortion makes treating women like toilet paper a whole lot safer:
A “new Prada purse” might not be enough, so one of McQueen’s fellow bro-choicers at the website Return of Kings proffered this suggestion:
But what if verbal abuse doesn’t work? Well, some men opt for blackmail and financial coercion. Others prefer violence, with women having been shot, stabbed, bludgeoned, burned and smothered to death for refusing to abort. That could help explain why homicide is a leading cause of death during pregnancy, as well as why some studies indicate more than half of women who abort are pressured to do so.
And Planned Parenthood’s political friends aren’t eager to stop coercive men, either. When Texas state Rep. Molly White proposed a bill requiring that abortion facilities offer a private room equipped with a telephone to contact law enforcement, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas complained that the idea was “not needed.”
While Planned Parenthood might be fine with women being pressured and forced into abortions, the pro-life movement feels differently. (Here’s one guide for women feeling pressured into abortion – by anyone.) We’ll continue fighting for laws to protect women from coercion and abuse, and we’ll also keep talking about alternatives to abortion. You can learn more about these alternatives at pregnancy care centers – places where pregnant women are offered emotional support and practical assistance.
One of the largest is called Care-Net. With locations across the country, it provides a place to talk about adoption (including open adoption and other modern choices) or parenting, receive free pregnancy tests, health information, and material resources. Some facilities are equipped for additional services, including consultations with licensed medical professionals, ultrasounds for pregnancy confirmation, and testing for sexually transmitted infections.
I hope reading about Planned Parenthood’s bro-choice fan base has been informative, but there’s still another constituency to go over. Because although the abortion giant may have revealed what some of its male supporters are like, you’re seeing only part of the story. Later on, we’ll look at some more of the guys they missed.
(To be continued…)