Recently some young men at Hunter College played a game mocking abortion. They stuffed balloons under their shirts, pretending to be pregnant, and then used plastic forks and knives on each other to pop the balloons. Students yelled, “Kill that baby! Kill it!”

At least they were honest: pregnant women aren’t carrying blobs of cells—they’re carrying a human being. Notice the guys didn’t scream “Kill that fetus.” “Kill that baby” makes so much more sense. Which is why it just rolled off their lips.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique. The book launched the feminist movement, a byproduct of which was legalized abortion. Every survey on abortion rights shows that no group is more enthusiastic about a young woman’s “right to choose” than young men. That’s certainly not what Friedan intended.

Had feminists considered this subject more clearly, they would have realized that legalizing abortion turned out to be a boon to millions of selfish, exploitative young men. Just like those at Hunter.

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