Making Men Responsible for Pregnancy Prevention – Twin Cities

Male responsibility

As I listen to and read the latest discussions on abortion, I realize that the spice female has the “great” privilege of championing the unborn child in all of creation.

I can’t ask how much of that privilege should be given to the males of the world…they were involved early in life, so why don’t we involve them in pregnancy prevention?

I hear and see advertisements on radio, television and in print for erectile dysfunction medications and treatments to ensure that the “male experience” is enhanced and/or prolonged. Think Viagra, Roman, ED wave therapy, penis straightening, etc. Should we MAKE the men in our lives responsible for preventing pregnancy rather than blaming women for abortions?

Donna Reule, Stillwater

Repeal 2

It’s time to think about the unthinkable. Repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
Just because the 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights doesn’t mean it’s a special type of amendment. It is as revocable as any other.

And what would that mean? This would not mean that the weapons would disappear or that the police would automatically come and confiscate your weapons. This would mean that you no longer have the automatic right to buy an assault rifle and shoot an elementary school.
It could mean a return to the District of Columbia’s 1975 gun control law; and that could mean that individual states would once again be able to regulate guns. How it played out in the Supreme Court shocked states by slashing the law with the 2008 Heller decision.

If a state like Minnesota, California, or New York wants to ban assault rifles, it could. If a state like Texas wants to continue to have unlicensed open transport and have another Uvalde every two weeks, it could do that. (But even most Texans, Democrats, and Republicans combined never wanted open carry without a permit: 59% never wanted it, according to an April 2021 University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.)

Repeal of the 2nd Amendment would mean that as a nation we would no longer be held hostage to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s Heller ruling.

Regina Purins, St. Paul

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