"If they want to start promoting abstinence, fine — but they won't."
Dear Tony Perkins (and others in the Family Research Council),
To the men among you, I hope you have daughters. I hope you have daughters and sisters and nieces and female cousins who you love very much and are very close to.
And I hope they get pregnant because of what you teach - or, more accurately, don't teach. And are forced to keep it by family and church who scream hellfire and damnation and murder of innocents.
And I hope it ruins all of your lives. I hope the difficult, costly, time-consuming business of raising and caring for a child destroys their dreams and your dreams for them, because they weren't ready for it yet.
And I hope their children grow up knowing that if their mother had been able to wait maybe even just a few years to have kids, or had been able to avoid having so many, life would have been so much better.
I have to hope for these horrible things, because you cannot get pregnant. But if you could, I would wish upon you what I wish upon your wives, your sisters, your daughters - unwanted pregnancy after unwanted pregnancy. Dangerous, difficult pregnancies, producing children you can not afford to feed or care for.
The only problem then is that I would not for the world willingly give you a child to mold in ignorance and fear.
Also, an interesting article about the experiences of physicians and abortion clinic staff in helping anti-choice women who decide to have abortions.