Abortion ban must go further to get the job done
Artist: Shelley Hiam

Isn’t it time we recognized men as the real progenitors of life? The recently passed Texas abortion restrictions do not go nearly far enough. The Texas Legislature and the U.S. Supreme Court have left trillions of potential human lives unprotected. After all, it’s in a father’s body that human life gets its start, and the Texas law truly undervalues man’s role in reproduction.

When God created man, His intelligent and loving design nestled between every man’s legs a cozy sac—the scrotum—which contains the complex mechanism to create and store eight billion sperm, bathed in a protective liquid, maintained at the perfect temperature.

Artist: Shelley Hiam

It is the motion of the racing sperm—and the electrical currents that guide them—that is the very first sign of life. Yes, life is motion, movement, and each tiny sperm, full of genetic promise, makes its once-in-a-lifetime journey from a man’s body, already containing elements of its unique identity, including the critical blueprint that will define its gender.

Who speaks for the innocent sperm?

It’s a holocaust of unimaginable proportions any time these little racers are not assigned the mission of attempting reproduction! Millions of human lives stand to be instantly terminated if a man—either through ignorance or malfeasance—casts them out from their safe paternal harbor. Abandoned by the one entrusted with their care, they often suffer a cold and lonely death within minutes—on a sheet, on a towel, in a tissue—literally at the hand of their very father.

Artist: Greg Kearney

Does the defenseless innocent sperm feel pain in the moments elapsing till its certain death? No one knows, nor speaks for them. Shouldn’t the Texas Legislature, or the U.S. Supreme Court?

No wonder Genesis 38:9 tells us that when Onan spilled his semen on the ground, “What he did was wicked in the sight of the Lord and he put him to death…” And Luke 8:11 affirms: “The seed is the word of God.”

The paltry number of potential humans saved by the inadequate action of the Texas Legislature and its handmaiden the Supreme Court pales in comparison to those lives secretly short-circuited in shady backrooms, bathrooms, and bedrooms in every state in the union.

So, you pro-life Texas legislators—step up to the plate and really get the job done!

How about a $10,000 reward for laundry workers and hotel room cleaners everywhere for submitting the sheets, towels, and tissues of the high and mighty for genetic testing. Let’s once and for all prosecute those baby killers. And perhaps there is no better place to start than with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and Supreme Court Justices Kavanaugh, Thomas, Alito, and Gorsuch.

As with all op-eds published by People’s World, this article reflects the opinions of its author.

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Roberta Wood
Roberta Wood

Roberta Wood is a retired member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Coalition of Labor Union Women. Wood was a steelworker in South Chicago, an officer of Steelworkers Local 65, and founding co-chair of the USWA District 31 Women's Caucus. She was previously Secretary-Treasurer of the Communist Party. Currently, she serves as a Senior Editor of People's World.