The National Center for Men has filed a lawsuit claiming that fathers should be able to opt out of providing child support for unwanted children.
After all, if a mother has the so-called "right" to have the baby killed, it only naturally follows that an equally self-absorbed father should be able to follow the relatively more benign course of action of total non-involvement in the life of the child.
While the idea is almost as preposterous as allowing the woman the right to end a pregnancy, Concerned Women for America is jumping on board criticism of this lawsuit as a chance to vent the anti-male bias percolating beneath the surface of contemporary Evangelicalism.
In the organization's press release addressing the legal action, it reads, "Fathers must start acting like men and accept responsibility for their actions. This lawsuit is nothing more than an attempt to save a few bucks and get out of kid duty. They need to wake up, smell the diapers, and realize that fatherhood is a beautiful and huge responsibility, which affects the lives of children and our society as a whole.”
While absolutely correct, when was the last time mainstream, religious conservatives took a stand this boldly against the women that have had their innocent children murdered in the name of convenience?
Maybe we should call on women to act like real women to step forward to either keep their pants on if they don't want children, to keep their offspring if they decide to go out and become in the family way anyway, and not pawn the results off on everyone else to take care of.
But instead these days of labelling sin "sin" for what it is and calling on righteous living on the part of all without regards to gender and to take responsibility for their own actions, it's those that speak out plainly against such deeds that are lectured on how the poor woman couldn’t help herself and how it's our fault for not signing over what little remains of our paychecks after having taxes removed to finance the deviancy of all the other dregs of society.
If women these days want to be seen as equals with men, it's about time people rose up and told them off as well in those matters where their irresponsible actions endanger the well-being of us all.
By Frederick Meekins