If men could get pregnant

There’s a saying sometimes attributed to Rose Kennedy: “If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.”

I don’t know whether words to that effect were ever spoken by the matriarch of the Kennedy clan, but I think they’re wrong.  If men could get pregnant, really, in the here-and-now, a simple, a practical medical abortion pill would be available from any filling station, and more complex procedures would be available while the mechanics checked your oil pressure.

We’re getting reasonably close to that for early abortion for women in some countries, but there’s still some way to go.  It should be an absolute unquestioned right for any woman to ensure that she is not pregnant when she does not want to be.

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