Does the Supreme Court have the balls to go all the way?

Isn’t it time we give equal recognition to the role of men as the real begetters of life? Simply outlawing abortions by reversing Roe v. Wade still leaves trillions of potential human lives unprotected. After all, it’s in a man’s body that human life gets its start.

Nestled between every man’s legs is 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.

Life begins at erection, not conception.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.

But who speaks for the innocent sperm?

It’s hard to think about, but male masturbation is a holocaust of unimaginable proportions! Millions of unborn 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.

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

Artist: Shelley Hiam

For those who think that biblical directives should guide our laws, consider that 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.”

So, GOP Supreme Court justices and Republican legislators across the nation—I challenge you to 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 Supreme Court Justices Alito, Kavanaugh, Thomas, and Gorsuch.

Or don’t these gentlemen have the balls to tell the males of our country that their bodies, particularly their private parts, are subject to judicial control?

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


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.