Mom goes on a rant about unwanted pregnancy, says men are "100% responsible" in a powerful Twitter thread

Mom goes on a rant about unwanted pregnancy, says men are "100% responsible" in a powerful Twitter thread

Blogger Gabrielle Blair claimed that men have "zero interest in stopping abortion" when they are the ones who are almost entirely responsible for accidental pregnancies in the first place.

Cover image source: Twitter | Gabrielle Blair

An Oakland, California, mother immediately went viral after sharing her strong views about abortion on Twitter. Blogger Gabrielle Blair, who is a Mormon and a mother-of-six, argued that "all unwanted pregnancies are caused by the irresponsible ejaculations of men," reports the Independent. In a string of tweets, she claimed that men have "zero interest in stopping abortion" when they are the ones who are almost entirely responsible for such accidental pregnancies in the first place. 

Listing the reasons, Blair wrote, "If you want to stop abortion, you need to prevent unwanted pregnancies. And men are 100% responsible for unwanted pregnancies. No for real, they are. Perhaps you are thinking: IT TAKES TWO! And yes, it does take two for _intentional_ pregnancies."


"And though their sperm gets crappier as they age, men can cause unwanted pregnancies from puberty till death. So just starting with basic biology + the calendar it’s easy to see men are the issue here," she continued. Next, she touched upon the topic of birth control.


Explaining the adverse side effects such preventive medication can have, she linked a study and wrote, "Modern birth control is possibly the greatest invention of the last century, and I am very grateful for it. It’s also brutal. The side effects for many women are ridiculously harmful. So ridiculous, that when an oral contraception for men was created, it wasn’t approved because of the side effects. And the list of side effects was about 1/3 as long as the known side effects for women's oral contraception." Went on to point out how nobody minds "if women suffer physically or mentally" as long as "it makes things easier for men."

Despite the risks, women are ready to take these pills to avoid complicated and expensive procedures but even then the oral contraceptive is being withheld in many places, she wrote.


Next, she drew our attention to the contrasting availability of contraceptives i.e. condoms for men. 


"Men can keep them stocked up just in case, so they’re always prepared. Amazing! They are so much easier than birth control options for women. As a bonus, in general, women love when men use condoms. They keep us from getting STDs, they don’t lessen our pleasure during sex or prevent us from climaxing. And the best part? Clean up is so much easier — no waddling to the toilet as your jizz drips down our legs. So why in the world are there ever unwanted pregnancies? Why don't men just use condoms every time they have sex? Seems so simple, right?" she asks before adding that men don't like wearing condoms. 





"It’s mind-boggling and disturbing when you realize that’s the choice men are making. And honestly, I’m not as mad as I should be about this, because we’ve trained men from birth that their pleasure is of utmost importance in the world. (And to dis-associate sex and pregnancy,)" she claimed. The mother of six goes on to note how a woman can get pregnant even if she doesn't climax during sex. Whereas, a woman orgasms by herself without ever getting pregnant. 





Urging people to hold men responsible for their actions, Blair suggests a solution:




She also talks about a preventive measure for men, in case castration seemed too harsh. 




"If you want to stop abortions, you need to prevent the “disease" - meaning, unwanted pregnancies. And the only way to do that, is by focusing on men, because: MEN CAUSE 100% OF UNWANTED PREGNANCIES. Or. IRRESPONSIBLE EJACULATIONS BY MEN CAUSE 100% OF UNWANTED PREGNANCIES," she wrote. "If you’re a man, what would the consequence need to be for you to never again ejaculate irresponsibly? Would it be money related? Maybe a loss of rights or freedoms? Physical pain? Ask yourselves: What would it take for you to value the life of your sexual partner more than your own temporary pleasure or convenience?" Ultimately, she urged men to at least keep the condom on during a sexual act to prevent a woman from unwanted pregnancy.


While some agreed with Blair's points, there were many who didn't. For them having sex always comes with the risk of getting pregnant, contraception or not. 



Cover image source: Twitter | Gabrielle Blair