‘Male neutrality’ is a wimp out

By Tom Quiner

Ruben Navarrette

Ruben Navarrette

Ruben Navarrette is a commentator for Huffington Post.

He has been pro choice through most of his life, although he never editorializes on the subject. Until yesterday.

He viewed recent undercover videos that reveal that Planned Parenthood is trafficking human body parts from aborted babies.

(I know, advocates of human abortion call them fetuses or blobs, but that just doesn’t fly anymore in light of these videos. They’re people.)

David Daleiden heads The Center for Medical Progress that conducted the investigative journalism that brought the story to light. He characterized the whole affair as ‘human rights abuses:’

“Planned Parenthood’s system-wide conspiracy to evade the law and make money off of aborted fetal tissue is now undeniable. Anyone who watches these videos knows that Planned Parenthood is engaged in barbaric practices and human rights abuses that must end.”

Navarrette agreed with this shocking admission:

“I agree with that assessment, and I’m pro-choice. At least I thought I was until recently. These days, each time, I express concern, outrage, disgust, or horror over another video—which should come with warnings that they may produce nightmares—some supporter of the organization responds by attacking me and insisting that I was never really pro-choice to begin with.”

Which isn’t true. He was.

He explains why he decided to support human abortion rights:

“I arrived there for a simple reason: Because I’m a man. Many will say that this is not a very good reason, but it is my reason. Lacking the ability to get pregnant, and thus spared what has been for women friends of mine the anguishing decision of whether to stay pregnant, I’ve remained on the sidelines and deferred to the other half of the population.”

What a copout.

Either the thing in the womb with the two arms, two legs, a human heart, liver, lungs, and all that other stuff that is in such demand is a human being … or she isn’t.

Either the thing in the womb with human DNA and a genetic code established at conception is a human being … or she isn’t.

And in light of the previous two paragraphs, if she isn’t human, what is she?

Of course she’s a person, and Navarrette’s pro life wife (God bless her!) hammered her husband:

“You can’t stand on the sidelines, especially now that you’ve seen these videos. That’s bullshit! These are babies that are being killed. Millions of them. And you need to use your voice to protect them. That’s what a man does. He protects children—his own children, and other children. That’s what it means to be a man.”

Well said.

It is the epitome of moral cowardice for a man to shrug his shoulders in the face of such compelling evidence of humanity in the womb and look the other way.

Worse still is the man who spouts off about women’s reproductive health when there is nothing healthy about human abortion.


Mr. Navarrette is reconsidering his position in light of the depravity on full display in these videos.

He shares the same revulsion gripping men of conscience throughout the nation who have seen this next wave of evil being played out every day in the human abortion factories throughout America.

If we let this stand, we’ll let anything stand.

If we let this stand, the entire notion of manhood is dead.






  1. bluebird of bitterness on August 21, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I love it when feminists say that men have no right to have an opinion on abortion because they can’t get pregnant. Who do they think gave them their precious right to have their babies sliced and diced and flushed down the drain? Seven supreme court justices —

    • bluebird of bitterness on August 21, 2015 at 12:08 pm

      Sorry, hit the wrong button. That was supposed to say “Seven supreme court justices — ALL OF THEM MALE.”

      • quinersdiner on August 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

        I knew exactly what you were saying!

  2. oarubio on August 25, 2015 at 11:53 am

    With this thinking, I have no right to an opinion on immigration, since it was not I, but my father who came from Colombia and became naturalized. Incidentally, he became so proficient at English hat he became the de facto expert on grammar in his office of engineers!

  3. oarubio on August 25, 2015 at 11:55 am

    Fortunately, his proficiency at speaking was greater than mine at typing — should be “that” he became…

    • quinersdiner on August 26, 2015 at 7:32 am

      Thanks for the clarification, Tony! I’m sure your appreciates it, too!