Scott Adams, creator of the “Dilbert” comic strip, has not been shy about telling his fans exactly where he stands on the issues of abortion and assisted suicide.
Last week on his blog, Adams said he doesn’t think men should have a say in an abortion decision; it should be up to the woman.
“My own view on abortion is that men like me should sideline themselves on the topic and let women decide what situation is most credible and tolerable. I’ll follow their lead. I add nothing to the quality of the decision,” he wrote.
He also described the pro-life “180” film as “disturbing” because of the methods producer Ray Comfort used to change people’s minds about abortion. As one example, Adams pointed to Comfort’s use of the word “baby” and sonogram images.
The hypnotist [Comfort] tries to lead the subject into calling a fetus of any age a “baby.” He does that by showing sonograms of a fetus just a few weeks old. Remember that our visual sense is our strongest. Seeing eye-indications on the fetus makes us think of a human. It makes us assume life. It’s a reflex.
Then he asks the subject to fill in the answer to the following question:
“It’s okay to kill a baby in the womb when…”
That’s triggers the subjects to become pro-life at that moment.
Adams implied the images were manipulative because they made people “think of a human.” He neglected to mention that scientists have long held that the baby in the womb is a human.
The problem is many in society are not fully aware that, for example, a baby in the womb is a living human being with its own unique DNA from the moment of conception, or that by six weeks, its heart is beating. These are facts that the abortion industry desperately tries to hide from individuals.
Just as true is that the baby is biologically a product equally of a male and a female. And whether inside or outside of the womb, that baby’s life and well-being should be a man’s responsibility just as much as a woman’s. Saying that only women should be making an abortion decision does not just hurt men and unborn babies. It hurts women, too, by placing the burden of parenting decision-making completely on them.
This is not the first time Adams has made some pretty outrageous statements about life issues. Back in 2013, the “Dilbert” creator said he wishes everyone who opposes doctor-assisted suicide would “die a long and horrible death.”