We love tracking social trends around here and an interesting one has shown up among liberal American men over the past year or so. But this has nothing to do with fidget spinners or facial tattoos. In the wake of the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health and the subsequent restrictions on abortions enacted in some states, younger American men have been getting vasectomies in record numbers. Life News reported last week that medical professionals are citing an increase of between 100 and 200 percent in the number of vasectomies being performed around the nation. Many patients proudly describe their decision as a show of solidarity with pro-abortion women.
Liberal men are getting vasectomies in record numbers to protest abortion bans across the country in the wake of the Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade. Andf that likely means fewer abortions.
Reports of increased numbers of vasectomies have been coming in over the last six months following the summer ruling from the Supreme Court. In fact reports began surfacing after Texas became the first state to successfully ban abortions in late 2021 — with some reports indicating an increase of 15% in the number of men seeking vasectomies.
After that, NPR indicated those numbers are shooting up nationwide. And thankfully the men getting vasectomies are the ones who would be perfectly fine with having their own child killed in an abortion.
One clinic in Des Moines, Iowa reported signing up the same number of new vasectomy patients in 48 hours that they normally see in a month. Others reported similar figures. The largest increase came among men in their mid to late 30s, with a slightly smaller increase among men in their 20s.
Oddly, many men are choosing to go to Planned Parenthood for a vasectomy, rather than a surgeon who specializes in the procedure. I wouldn’t have even guessed that they offered such procedures, but apparently they do and they’re keeping quite busy.
“Since the Dobbs decision, we have seen an increasing number of male-bodied people coming and requesting this service [vasectomies],” Dr. Margaret Baum of Planned Parenthood said. “We performed 142 vasectomies in 2021. Already this year, we’ve done close to 200 in 2022.”
“Male-bodied people?” Okay, then. I guess that’s a thing now.
I won’t try to discourage anyone who isn’t ready to have children or doesn’t want any from getting a vasectomy. It’s an almost bulletproof way to prevent unwanted pregnancies. But the young men making this decision should be aware that vasectomies can be technically reversible, depending on the type of procedure you receive. But that procedure will often fail to restore your ability to father children. (If that’s the case, was it really “reversed?”) And even if you can get it reversed, the surgery required to do so is far more serious than the original snipping that takes place.
Perhaps this trend will produce some unexpected societal benefits. After all, most of the men involved in this surge are almost certainly doing it as a form of virtue signaling, showing their “support” for their pro-abortion female compatriots. That means that we’re cranking out an increasing segment of the liberal population who won’t be fathering any children. Would I be crossing a line if I were to suggest that this might be a win-win for the country?
The ideological leanings of parents are not a guarantee of how their children will turn out. My very conservative parents raised three children and I was the only one who kept my “inherited” conservative leanings for most of my life. But children do pick up many traits and tendencies as they progress over the years. Not having them exposed to some of the worst liberal impulses and ideas around the dinner table every evening can’t be an entirely bad thing.
As I have opined here in the past, the best way to reduce the number of abortions in the country to as close to zero as possible is to eliminate all unintended pregnancies. Having a lot of men get their vas deferens snipped will decrease those pregnancy numbers. If most of them happen to be liberals, all the better.