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MSNBC columnist says men should get vasectomies in aftermath of Roe v Wade fallout

An MSNBC columnist has written an op-ed arguing that “the burden of family planning will have to fall on [men]’ and vasectomies should be done, as abortion rights are under threat amid the fallout from the Supreme Court’s Roe v Wade.

Liz Plank, 35, spoke to men of different ages across the country and compared internet data that found online searches for ‘the snip’ have increased since the SCOTUS leak.

According to Innerbody Research data cited by Plank in his MSNBC article, searches for vasectomy increased by 99 percent and searches for the cost of a vasectomy increased by 250 percent.

The men interviewed by Plank said the leak from the US Supreme Court had instilled a sense of urgency to get the proceedings.

Plank concluded that while it is too early to say whether the search trend will translate into an actual increase in vasectomies, given the threat to women’s abortion rights, “the burden of family planning will have to fall on [men].’

“If that scares men who haven’t come forward to fight for reproductive justice, they’ll have to fight harder,” she wrote.

“Where are my vasectodaddies,” Plank tweeted after reporting more on her op-ed, noting that the media tends to “frame a woman who encourages men to avoid pregnancy as radical but refuse to take a position on male legislators who force women to be pregnant”. .’

Award-winning journalist Liz Plank, 35, spoke to men of different ages across the country and compared internet data that found that online searches for vasectomies have increased since the SCOTUS leak.

Award-winning journalist Liz Plank, 35, spoke to men of different ages across the country and compared internet data that found that online searches for vasectomies have increased since the SCOTUS leak.

Plank asked Twitter users to share photos of men marching in abortion rights rallies.

Plank asked Twitter users to share photos of men marching in abortion rights rallies.

The men interviewed by Plank said the leak from the US Supreme Court had instilled a sense of urgency to get the procedure done.

The men interviewed by Plank said the leak from the US Supreme Court had instilled a sense of urgency to get the procedure done.

Plank has been outspoken in condemning the SCOTUS leak, first reported by POLITICO, and has written several articles and tweeted in support of abortion rights.

‘The houses have more rights than the women. The Senate passed a bill that protects the homes of Supreme Court Justices, but not one that protects women’s bodily autonomy,” Plank tweeted Tuesday.

In 2018, Plank also appeared in a video mocking pro-life supporters jokingly comparing male masturbation to abortion by suggesting that ‘sperm release’ was an interruption of ‘potential life’.

‘When you go five against one, you’re not just erasing one. In fact, you are rubbing between 70 and 300 million sperm. The true seed of life,” Plank says mockingly in the video.

In his MSNBC article, Plank argued that Michigan, one of 13 states that already have so-called “trigger laws” that would immediately ban abortion if Roe v. Wade is annulled next month, it is the state with the most “vasectomies close”. I’ searches.

Plank argued that

Plank argued that “the burden of family planning will fall on them” as abortion rights will be overturned amid the fallout from Roe v Wade.

Plank reached out to men willing to undergo vasectomies as abortion rights are threatened

Plank reached out to men willing to undergo vasectomies as abortion rights are threatened

'The houses have more rights than the women.  The Senate passed a bill that protects the homes of Supreme Court Justices, but does not protect women's bodily autonomy,' Plank tweeted on Tuesday.

‘The houses have more rights than the women. The Senate passed a bill that protects the homes of Supreme Court Justices, but does not protect women’s bodily autonomy,’ Plank tweeted on Tuesday.

Plank has been outspoken in condemning the SCOTUS leak, first reported by POLITICO, and has written several articles and tweeted in support of abortion rights.

Plank has been outspoken in condemning the SCOTUS leak, first reported by POLITICO, and has written several articles and tweeted in support of abortion rights.

Plank’s article focuses on a growing movement of men who protested in the Roe v Wade protests in support of women’s reproductive rights.

Such is the case for Manuel Benavides, 45, from Texas, who wants to have a vasectomy because he and his wife don’t want any more children and she has a bad reaction to the pill.

“We’ve had some pregnancy scares and we also know that six weeks is a ridiculous amount of time,” she told Plank.

“Knowing that the Supreme Court was considering a challenge to Roe and looking at the composition of the court, we knew this decision was imminent.”

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s SB-8 bill only exacerbated Benavides’ intent to pursue an alternative form of family planning.

In 2018, Plank also appeared in a video mocking pro-life supporters jokingly comparing male masturbation to abortion by suggesting that 'sperm release' was an interruption of 'potential life'.

In 2018, Plank also appeared in a video mocking pro-life supporters jokingly comparing male masturbation to abortion by suggesting that ‘sperm release’ was an interruption of ‘potential life’.

According to research psychologist Sarah Hill, Ph.D., nearly half of women on the pill will stop using it before the first year due to serious side effects, Hill wrote in an article for Ideas.Ted.com.

Among those side effects are mood disorders, weight gain, insomnia and others.

Plank also points out that even though vasectomy is less risky, expensive and invasive than tubal ligation, women are twice as likely to bear the burden of undergoing the procedure as men.

Another man, just named Mathew, from Massachusetts, told Plank that while the thought of having a vasectomy crossed his mind, he now feels like he should make an appointment as soon as possible.

“It’s really hard to stress how much the SCOTUS leak changed our track record on this,” he told MSNBC.

A man dressed as the grim reaper walks over signs as a Capitol Police officer checks his watch during a march in front of the Supreme Court with pro-abortion rights protesters marching from the Washington Monument on Saturday, May 14.

A man dressed as the grim reaper walks over signs as a Capitol Police officer checks his watch during a march in front of the Supreme Court with pro-abortion rights protesters marching from the Washington Monument on Saturday, May 14.

Demonstrators protest outside the US Supreme Court on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Washington

Demonstrators protest outside the US Supreme Court on Monday, May 16, 2022, in Washington

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“We had joked about scheduling it around a big sporting event, now we just want to do it as soon as possible.”

Plank went on to say that for some American men, having a vasectomy was a way of ‘[reclaiming] their freedom in a country that has become increasingly oppressive, especially for men with mixed identities.’

Whether they’re reluctant to have more children or want to do their part in family planning, it’s time for men to shoulder some of the reproductive burdens women have borne for so long, Plank added.

“As current events continue, it is likely that we will continue to see similar searches continue to increase. The spikes in searches may be short-term, but in the long-term the number of men searching for these things is likely to remain at a higher rate,” Innerbody Research CEO Eric Rodriguez told Plank.

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