'Sperm causes pregnancies': How men can step up in the abortion debate

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 11:36am
Updated: Friday, July 29, 2022 - 11:22am

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Gabrielle Stanley Blair
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Gabrielle Stanley Blair, author of "Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion."

EDITOR'S NOTE: This interview contains content that may not be suitable for all audiences. 

The debate about abortion has typically centered on a woman’s right to choose whether to undergo the procedure, or whether the government has the duty — and obligation — to deny that right. But one writer has attracted a lot of attention — and arguments — for approaching the subject in what, at least at this point, is an extremely unconventional way.

At its core, her question is: "What about the responsibility that men carry?"

After all, without the physical contribution of a man during sex, a woman wouldn’t get pregnant.

That writer is Gabrielle Stanley Blair, and her upcoming book is called, "Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion." The Show spoke with her to learn about her take on the role men play in abortion.

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