By Jonathon Van Maren
It is a progressive irony that the transgender movement’s success depends on undermining key premises of the feminist movement. For decades, a key argument made – or more generally, yelled – by pro-abortion activists was that abortion was a women’s issue and that men should have nothing to say unless they wished to be supportive. No uterus, no opinion, as the old slogan went.
It’s not that old – I can’t count the number of times I’ve had it yelled at me during pro-life activism. But with the arrival of the trans movement, everything is changing. Joyce Arthur of the Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada has faithfully changed her language to ensure that it accounts for men getting abortions, too. It isn’t just women who get abortions now, after all – especially as the number of genders multiplies.
Consider this July piece in Women’s Health Magazine. Titled “Transgender and Non-Binary People Like Me Get Pregnant And Have Abortions Too,” “Nick” Lloyd – a biological female attempting to pass as male – insists that “when we talk about abortion, using gender-neutral language matters.” She says she got pregnant four years ago at age 26, and had a first-trimester abortion. “Nick” had an abortion for all the typical reasons – she “wasn’t in a position financially or emotionally to be a parent” and was unemployed.