OkCupid (a dating site) offered people who want Planned Parenthood to keep getting taxpayer money a "badge" for their profile so that other people who also support PP could easily match up with them.
Am I getting this right? This is a dating site. Doesn't that mean that any female-attracted-to-males who accepts the badge is (unintentionally or not) saying, "Date me -- if I get pregnant unexpectedly, you are off the hook"?
And isn't any male-attracted-to-females who accepts the badge also (unintentionally or not) telegraphing his expectation that she would abort if she got pregnant unexpectedly?
Maybe that's the point. It reminds me of something from years ago when I worked as a volunteer on a pregnancy hotline. A woman called imploring me to help her find the magic words that would make her boyfriend want to keep their baby.
Here’s the thing. This guy had told her before they moved in together that he did not want kids. He was already paying child support to TWO other women he walked out on when they got pregnant. He specifically told her, when she moved in, if she got pregnant he expected her to abort. And she agreed to it. But now that she was pregnant, she was trying to find a way to change his mind. Got to give the guy credit, at least he was upfront about his expectations.
Back to the PP Badge... you can sugarcoat it any way you like, but anyone on a dating site who has an "I support Planned Parenthood" badge is saying "I want to use people for sex." (Oh, yeah, gotta get me some of that.)
Maybe the badge isn't such a bad idea... it could make it harder for people who think like that to reproduce.