Updated: Feb 11, 2022
By Anthony Belsky
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On January 21st, 2022, it was around twenty-five degrees in Washington DC, where thousands of other Americans and I joined the March for Life to challenge Roe v. Wade. In the 48 years since Roe, an estimated 62 million babies have been murdered in the United States.
My girlfriend and I went and spent a few days in DC leading up to the march before we headed back to college. While walking around, it was clear that many people in DC were not happy that people were there to challenge their corrupted view on life and the perspectives on babies. My girlfriend was wearing a ‘don’t tread on me’ shirt, but instead of the sneak, it was a baby. It is an image that has become popular over the past couple of years because the phrase is tied tightly to American history and spirit, yet we tread on babies now in our country. While standing in line to get something to eat, the man behind us started to tell me girlfriend, who oppressed she was by being pro-life, and then turned to me and said that if I were a real man, I would support her right to have an abortion.
After a little back and forth, he finally walked away from us. I find the way men attract other men over the abortion issue to be interesting. Every pro-abortion man I’ve spoken to who finds out that I’m pro-life always attacks my masculinity and my care for women. I
f I was a ‘real man,’ I would allow for the genocide of babies.
If I were a ‘real man,’ I would let my girlfriend be subjected to an inhumane procedure that will psychologically and medically damage her.
I hate that if I was a ‘real man’ argument because I think it highlights how far men have fallen. If a man doesn’t protect his child, or any children, in the womb, how is he going to take the brunt of the dangers that the world is going to throw at these kids when they are in the real world. Protecting babies in the womb should be the easiest part of fatherhood. I find it insulting, and men should be disgusted by the idea that a man is not a ‘real man’ because he lets a woman kill his child. We say it’s a woman’s choice, but we forget that the kid is also yours legally, genetically, spiritually, and morally.
I’ve gotten a lot of hate for being pro-life. Many of my family members have experienced their disdain for my views. I’ve lost friends because of it. I’ve been harassed and out casted for them. I can’t even begin to talk about the verbal assaults my girlfriend gets from feminists and people for being pro-life. Men who are pro-life get a lot of hate but, pro-life women, I’ve seen, get the brunt of the assaults.
But there is one thing you can never take away from me, I will never apologize or be sorry for being pro-life, and I will never stand by as I watch women and children get abused by the abortion industry. You can never put a seed of doubt in my mind for my beliefs. Call me radical if you must, but in my view it is the least I should be doing as a man, protecting the most vulnerable of our society.
Men are sent to war in foreign countries all the time to protect our women and children, and yet we forget that the most imminent danger to our women and children is on our shores and has been since 1973.