Make males responsible for prevention of pregnancy – Twin Cities

Male responsibility

As I listen to and read the latest discussions about abortion I realize that the female of the spicies has the “great” privilege to advocate for the unborn in all creation.

I cannot wonder what part of this privilege should be put on the males of the world … they were involved at the beginning of life, so why do we not involve them in the prevention of pregnancies?

I hear and see advertisements on radio, TV, and print materials for ED medications and treatments to make sure that the “male experience” is enhanced and/or prolonged. Think Viagra, Roman, ED wave therapy, penis straightening, etc. Should we MAKE the males of our lives responsible for the pregnancy prevention rather than blame the women for abortions?

Donna Reule, Stillwater

 

Repeal the 2nd

It’s time to think about the unthinkable.  The repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
Just because the 2nd Amendment is in the Bill of Rights, does not make it a special kind of amendment.  It is as repealable as any other.

And what would that mean? It would not mean that guns would disappear, or that the police would automatically come and confiscate your guns. It would mean that you no longer have the automatic right to buy an assault rifle and shoot up a grade school.
It might mean a return of the District of Columbia’s Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975; and that might mean that individual states would once again be able to regulate guns. The way it was before the Supreme Court upended the states by gutting the Act with the Heller decision of 2008.

If a state like Minnesota or California or New York wants to ban assault rifles, it could do so. If a state like Texas wants to continue having permitless open carry, and have another Uvalde every other week, it could do so. (But even most Texans, Democrats and Republicans combined, never wanted permitless open carry: 59% never wanted that, according to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll of April 2021.)

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

Regina Purins, St. Paul

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