July 5, 2013
ANN ALTHOUSE HAS A SUGGESTION ON PATERNITY:
Now, here’s a proposal, based on all the attention Obamacare has given to women’s health. Let’s require health insurance to cover vasectomies. Then there will be some surgery that men have a right to choose. How’s that for a pro-equality policy? Men can freeze their sperm beforehand and thereafter have perfect control over when women get hold of their reproductive powers.
Interestingly, though, doctors often ask married men for their wife’s permission before they’ll perform a vasectomy. When people talk about “reproductive freedom,” they generally mean women’s reproductive freedom.
UPDATE: A somewhat dismissive response. From the comments: “When it comes to sex, women have rights; men just have responsibilities.”