A young man in New Mexico, Greg Fultz, is being taken to court for putting up a billboard about his ex girl-friend. He drew an outline of a two month old baby with the words: “This Would Have Been A Picture Of My 2-Month Old Baby If The Mother Had Decided To Not KILL Our Child!” He claims that she had an abortion against his will. She claims she had a miscarriage and so the story goes.
However, this story is not just merely about one couple’s legal battle, it is about the right that men have to raise their own children. Whether or not she aborted, many women have aborted a child without the consent of the father. On the other hand, women who didn’t want an abortion have been forced by husbands and boyfriends to abort the child. In the end, it is one parent’s desire to kill the child over the other’s. The question here is not about father’s right or mother’s right but does anyone have the right to kill an unborn child? In either scenario, the resounding answer is no. It is not right when the mother unilaterally decides, nor is it right for the father to force an abortion onto the mother.
Who speaks for the child? Does anyone even care that in each case, an innocent child dies for someone else’s choice? What kind of nation are we becoming that we care more about our own hedonistic desires than we do the lives of our children? The abortion debate of today is not new, it has been fought under different names throughout our history-slavery, segregation, but abortion is the ultimate civil rights issue because its victims are voiceless. Whereas, we have slave journals to illuminate what it was like under the chattel system, we don’t have any first hand accounts from the unborn. We do have the mother’s perspective-at least the ones that regret it. We also have the stories of those who don’t but we never get the child’s side and fathers seeem resoundingly silent on the subject. Until now anyway. Until Greg Fultz put it on a billboard for all the world to see.
Granted, there was an incident a few years back when another young man shot his girlfriend at an abortion clinic because he didn’t want her to kill their baby and occasionally you get a song like Happy Birthday from Piper but overall the fathers are left out of the debate altogether. In fact the only time it is even considered “his” baby is when she has been raped and then she should abort it.
The legal battle between Greg and his ex is shaping up to be a first amendment, “Freedom of Speech” vs “Privacy” sort of action. But in the end, it is much more fundamental than that, it is about the Declaration of Independence-do we really have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Either we live up to those words or we don’t! Either all of us are endowed with these inalienable rights, that all men are created equal or it is the greatest lie ever penned.
Whether Greg meant to or not, he has struck a chord. Whether you consider him a hero or a villian, he has spoken up not just on behalf of him but on the behalf of millions of men everywhere. Most importantly, he has unequivocally stated men will no longer be discounted in this important matter and that unborn children do matter to the fathers!
The pro-life side is winning and the pro-choicers know it and are running scared. America will no longer tolerate their lies and one day the voices they tried to silence will cry out in victory-Our lives will not be denied!
- New Mexico Billboard Triggers Fight Between Privacy and Free Speech (jonathanturley.org)
- Man Slams Ex for Aborting His Baby – Via Billboard (newser.com)
- Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard (msnbc.msn.com)
- If She Murdered His Baby: He Has a Right to Slam Her (zwingliusredivivus.wordpress.com)
- Jilted ex-boyfriend puts up abortion billboard (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- Free Speech for Me, but not for the Unborn (fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com)
- Ex-Boyfriend’s Abortion Billboard Ignites Debate (foxnews.com)
- Coupon Offers Women Free Exam With the Purchase of an Abortion (pumabydesign001.wordpress.com)