Letters to the Editor: A nation of vasectomized men — did you envision this, antiabortion zealots?
I’m sorry if this offends you, but I’m speaking for the good of every man, woman and child in this country when I say this – the majority of American men and women are NOT sexually frustrated and cannot conceive. And, no, I don’t believe that the sexual frustration of American men and women is at all related to the decision to have an abortion.
I also have to say – if any man, woman or child has been sexually frustrated, I don’t think they should be forced to undergo vasectomies to relieve that frustration. God created men and women with different sexual drives and different sexual styles. There’s no need to interfere with either one and abort them. I have no problem with a woman who chooses to use an abortion technique, like a dilation and evacuation procedure, if that woman feels that she has no option, but to use that abortion method out of a sense of duty to her “husband and children.” But, to force a man who could not have children any other way to abort his sperm and deprive him of the opportunity to have children with the women he married and hopes to have children with at some point in the future, while making him give up sex for the rest of his life is barbaric and makes me sick.
This is not a new issue. Dr. John Hernstadt, a medical doctor and a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan, published a book in 1975 titled Men into Women, a book which states that if a man can conceive but not give birth, the man must have his penis removed and reattached. Dr. Hernstadt makes the following statements:
“Although men and women can both produce sperm, the difference between the sexes is that men’s sperm survive longer and reach the egg more readily. Women’s are produced at lower numbers and