Because we believe men can and should be vocal on this “women’s issue.”
This blogger with Canoe.ca talks about Juno, the new movie whereby a pregnant teenager has the baby in stark contrast to Fast Times at Ridgemont High, a movie I grew up with.
All I can say to that is that “choice” implies making a decision based on a set of options…
Options. I can recall thinking in my teens and even 20s that I’d rather be dead than unexpectedly pregnant. I meant it. In hindsight, that wasn’t the most mature response, but there you have it. Would have been great to have some mentors putting things in long term perspective.
But a movie that shows there is life for the mother, forget about the baby, after an unplanned pregnancy, is a good thing. And another good thing is to have a Canoe blogger writing about it.
Even if he is a man, and should therefore, by conventional wisdom, sit silently and quietly reflect on how abortion has nothing to do with him.
Another Juno article in the NYT on January 13: “Sex and the Teenage Girl”
I liked her comments, especially “….Nor is an abortion psychologically or physically simple…”