Looks like Cosmo is running out of sex tips – and the end result isn’t pretty.
As a “Special Report” for February’s issue, Cosmopolitan published Liz Welch’s piece entitled, “Our Choice: How Abortion Changed Our Relationship.” Welch introduced her article, which profiled couples who chose abortion, by speculating, “Abortion can test a relationship, cement it, or end it as Cosmopolitan discovered in speaking to the four couples here.”
“Ending a pregnancy,” Welch acknowledged, “is always a difficult decision. But these women didn’t make it on their own.” She explained, “Peek behind the doors of your local women’s health clinic and you might see something surprising: men.” “Surprising,” because, well, abortion mills like Planned Parenthood ooze with “between a woman and her doctor” rhetoric, not to mention the “Not in Her Shoes” campaign.
Speaking of Planned Parenthood, Welch lavishly quoted its president, Cecile Richards. Richards gushed, “Men are much more involved in decisions involving birth control and pregnancy as well as termination these days.” As an introduction to Welch’s piece, she praised, “The more people tell their personal stories the better. It gets these conversations out of the political realm and into people’s real lives.”
Welch delved into these “real lives” by dividing the couples into four stories:
In the personal stories, Welch left footprints by highlighting the most vital quotes from the couples:
But it was at the end of her article that Welch completely betrayed her take on life and choice. She placed a blurb for a post-abortion hotline urging, “call the Exhale After-Abortion Talk Line for agenda-free counseling,” in order connect to a “pro-voice” community (hmm, does that rhyme with anything?).
This is “agenda-free,” according to Cosmo:
Mary Wohlford Foundation
The California Wellness Foundation
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
The Ford Foundation
The Moriah Fund
The Wallace Alexander Gerbode Foundation
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Perhaps this is Cosmos’ sordid way of taking responsibility for its content the rest of the year. When your fare is dedicated to telling women how much and how good their sex should be – with a “Holiday Sextacular” piece, hyping strip clubs to women, and labeling waiting until a second date for sex as “100% outdated” – you should prepare them for possible consequences, and the feminist-left's approved solutions to them.
— Katie Yoder is Staff Writer, Joe and Betty Anderlik Fellow in Culture and Media at the Media Research Center. Follow Katie Yoder on Twitter.