In a post yesterday I introduced this idea, and like every other time I've brought it up, it was completely swept over. I'd really like to hear from some of you who are willing to do some soul searching and respond with some honesty. "If men carried babies, this discussion would not be happening. I'd love to see a man suffer the consequences of morning sickness, stretch marks, weight gain, time lost from work, energy drain for seven months, swelling, soreness, and the potential loss of sex for a given time when they're too fat and weird looking to be fuckable, all to nuture a formerly non-existant life because of condom failure! Give me a fucking break. The right to choose whether or not to sustain a life is what gives women the right to be more than cum receptacles." So I ask, if every time YOU had sex you had to consider the possibility that it could be a completely life altering situation for YOU, how would that affect your opinions about abortion? I don't want this to be a rant. I want the men here to honestly consider how THEY would feel about an unwanted pregnancy if it were happening to THEM, knowing what a toll it would take on their life and their body. Take a few minutes to consider what it would feel like to have sex because you're horny, only to find out later that the precautions you took weren't good enough to protect you from pregnancy and you are now in a holy war concerning life and death, when you just wanted to get off. If it were YOUR ORGASM being threatened, how would you feel if women said you should just keep your pants up? If every time you had sex, even safe sex, there was an outside chance that you could become pregnant, would you expect to have to augment your life to accomodate this eventuality? Most studies report that the women who were using some form of birth control (not rythm) getting abortions is between 45 and 55%, somewhere around half. Do you think it's fair that a woman who is trying NOT to have a baby should be forced to do so just because she's the woman? I really only want to hear from people who are willing to make the investment of time to consider it for themselves, please don't just add commentary not in the first person. Thanks guys.