A commentator wonders why pro-choice men aren’t as numerous or as vocal as their pro-life counterparts. But the answer is so simple that only a pro-choice pundit could miss it.
Sometimes you just have to be thankful for your enemies. Case in point: The maelstrom surrounding the pro-life Super Bowl ad starring Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow. I’m sure the spot would have been very effective in and of itself, but the discussion its opponents have sparked is something money just can’t buy. Thanks to them, we’re again talking about abortion. And every time we do, pro-lifers win converts.
This has caused much consternation within the abortion lobby, and a good example is pundit Hugh Ryan at The Daily Beast. In a column titled “The Problem With [sic] Pro-Choice Men,” he notes that men are abandoning the pro-abortion position and that those who do support the cause are seldom too vocal about it. They just cannot match the passion of a Mel Gibson, Ben Stein, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Stephen Baldwin or Kirk Cameron, he laments.
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