There’s nothing coherent morally or ethnically about the “pro-life” position. But the right-wing long ago abnegated anything that resembles a coherent political and ethical philosophy, and if the argument made by Keith Ablow on Tuesday is any indication, they’re not going to back away from the paint thinner anytime soon.
During a discussion on Sofia Vergara’s legal struggles with her frozen embryos, the Professional Witch Doctor told Fox that, “men should be able to veto women’s abortions.”
Vergara finally broke her silence during a radio interview with Howard Stern this week regarding a legal battle with her ex-fiance, Nick Loeb. Loeb filed a lawsuit to take control of her frozen embryos, but Vergara contended that Loeb shouldn’t have the right to use her embryos to become a single father as a child “needs a loving relationship of parents that get along, that don’t hate each other.” She also noted that Loeb signed a contract stating the embryos would only be brought to term with both partners consenting.
Loeb, writing in the New York Times, said that him taking control of the embryos wasn’t “just about saving lives,” it was also “about being pro-parent.”
Ablow asserted that Vergara didn’t even have “2 percent credibility in the matter” on Tuesday, and said:
The bottom line is, why would a woman’s right to decide what to do with a frozen embryo trump a man’s right every time? If he wants to bring these embryos to term, good for him. He wants to parent. If he wants to have them adopted, good for him. It’s not a coin toss. It’s whoever wants that potential being to survive. That’s who wins.
He also asserted that Vergara, who is an actress in Modern Family, was a “hypocrite” for acting like a liberal but “when it comes to her choices in life, she wants all the control.”
God forbid we give people control over their own lives. Man, that’s what the State’s for, isn’t it? Telling people what they can and can’t do with their life.
He added that it wasn’t “very modern” and that “You know, what their agreement is on paper should not determine the fate of a child in the world.”
“You know, I’ve been outspoken on this,” the doctor continued. “I think men should be able to veto women’s abortions if they’re willing to care for the child after it’s born.”
Then men should get a the fetus implanted in something like their abdomen wall and carry the child themselves. There’s nothing stopping them; seahorses do it, after all. Sure, it’s dangerous, but all pregnancy is dangerous, even if you have the “proper” equipment for it.
I’m not willing to do that. That’s why I’m pro-choice; it’s called “not being a hypocrite” or, more precisely, “not being right-wing.”
You can listen to the remarks below: