The overturning of Roe v. Wade is forcing more men to take responsibility for their actions.
Those who are not ready to be fathers can no longer rely on their unborn babies being aborted, especially in the South and Midwest where many states now protect – or are fighting in court to protect – unborn babies’ lives.
So, many are choosing to be sterilized instead.
In a new Associated Press report, doctors across the country confirmed that they have seen a noticeable increase in men seeking vasectomies since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health in June.
According to the AP, Dr. Esgar Guarin is working with the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to provide free and reduced-costed vasectomies in November in Missouri and Iowa. He told the news outlet that female sterilization is more common, but vasectomies are cheaper and easier to perform.
“It’s a very particular moment in reproductive rights in the United States. And we need to talk about it,” Guarin said.
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Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri reported an increase in both male and female sterilizations compared to last year, doing 42 vasectomies in one month compared to 10 that month in 2021.
Doctors in Florida and Texas, states that restrict or ban the killing of unborn babies in abortions, said they also have been seeing more male patients request sterilizations.
Here’s more from the report:
Dr. Doug Stein, a urological surgeon in the Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, area, said patient registrations for his practice tripled immediately after the Dobbs decision, with many patients under the age of 30.
“I think everybody is busier since the Dobbs decision,” said Stein, who co-founded World Vasectomy Day. …
In Texas, Dr. Koushik Shaw said his Austin Urology Institute saw a spike when the state enacted a strict abortion law last year and another, larger one after the U.S. Supreme Court decision, so that it’s now doing 50% more procedures. He said many are for men who don’t want children and saw access to abortion as another option should birth control not work as planned.
“I think people are afraid, No. 1, about abortion not being accessible, which is a very real and legitimate fear and in the reality for a large part of folks in our country. And then I think people are also really afraid that what else might be next,” Dr. Margaret Baum, the medical director of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri, told the AP.
Baum and other abortion activists have been raising baseless claims that pro-lifers want to ban birth control next, which is not true. The goal of the pro-life movement is to protect and value every human being and their right to life, and abortions have destroyed more than 63 million unborn babies’ lives in America alone in the past 50 years.
Pro-life advocates want men and women who do not want to be parents to take responsibility for their actions by abstaining from sex, using birth control or getting sterilized. And the overturning of Roe appears to be prompting more to do so.