“Glee” actress Naya Rivera explained to the women of The Real, which apparently is a daytime talk show, that her now-husband and father of her one-year-old son was totally cool when she finally told him she’d aborted his baby back in 2010 to focus on her career.
Because apparently, it’s totes okay to terminate your unborn child’s life without even clueing the daddy in. Not like that poor schmuck’s important, anyway.
According to People:
In an interview on The Real, Rivera opens up about telling her now-husband [Ryan Dorsey] about terminating a pregnancy when the two first dated – and how sharing the experience brought them closer.
"When I made that decision, I made it by myself, as I feel is the case for a lot of women, and I did not share it with Ryan at the time," the 29-year-old Glee alum said. "By the time we sort of reconnected, I was like, gosh, there's a reason why you keep coming back in my life and we keep coming back together. It was like, 'I have to tell you something.'"
Rivera, now 29, explained Dorsey’s super positive reaction to the news, saying:
"He said, 'In the short time that we dated, I wish that I could have done something to make you feel like you could have trusted me with that information because I would have loved to have been there with you,' " Rivera said.
Gee, what a guy.
As horrific as the act of abortion is in and of itself, let’s set that aside for just one moment. Instead, let's focus on how horrifically normative it’s become to assume abortion is solely a “woman’s choice.” It's now okay to publicly applaud a woman for aborting her baby without even so much as a heads up to the child’s father. We’ve now reached the point where it’s not only okay to “terminate a pregnancy” without the man’s approval, but also without his knowledge.
And apparently, think this makes for such a romantic, beautiful love story. Men who nod along with this incredibly sexist charade are praised as perfect specimens of affection and understanding. Those who dare to object to the clinical murder of their own children are vilified as misogynistic bastards whose sole mission in life is to control the world’s uteri.
The ability to have sex with someone you have no plans to remain with? Fine. Aborting a baby you conceived with said paramour because a child would screw up your career? No problem.
But telling the father of your child before you have your baby vacuumed out like an old dust bunny so you can continue your upward climb to fame? Well, that’s just so unnecessary and cumbersome. Plus, he's a guy. His opinions are about as useless as a raincoat in the ocean.
Don't buy into it, guys. Not for a second.