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Mormon Mom-Of-Six Explains Why Men Must Be Blamed For All Unwanted Pregnancies

Mormon Mom-Of-Six Explains Why Men Must Be Blamed For All Unwanted Pregnancies

The best-selling author and blogger Gabrielle Blair shared her insights in a detailed Twitter thread.

Gabrielle Blair from Oakland, California made some strong statements about unplanned pregnancies that sparked a heated debate on the Internet. The Mormon mother-of-six shared her insights on the matter in a lengthy Twitter thread that went viral two years ago. "I’ve been working out the thoughts on unprotected sex and birth control I presented in the article over the last year," Gabrielle told Bored Panda. "I actually wrote the thread about three months ago, and then hesitated to make it public — Twitter can be a harsh place, and I worried my family would be attacked." The Kavanaugh hearings motivated her to publish her statements. As a Mormon, Blair believes that when it comes to abortion, her religious beliefs are on her side, too. "The Mormon church has guidelines that include abortion as an option for rape, the health of the mother, etc., and those exceptions can’t happen if abortion clinics are illegal," she added. "My interpretation of the Mormon church’s take is that it is pro-legal abortion and contraception. Other church members may interpret things in favor of anti-abortion."



 

 

The writer, who was 44 years old at the time, shared the now-viral powerful series of tweets that got a lot of people thinking. At one point, she also reasoned that men who refuse to wear condoms are putting their sexual pleasure before a woman's quality of life. She also pointed out how men could just as easily get vasectomies as it's "very safe, totally reversible, and about as invasive as an doctor's exam for a woman getting a birth control prescription. There is some soreness afterwards for about 24 hours, but that’s pretty much it for side effects," unlike the pill. She continued, "Men could eliminate abortions in three months or less without ever touching an abortion law or even mentioning women. Stop trying to control women’s bodies and sexuality." Here are some of her tweets:



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

Sure enough, many Twitter users chimed in on what they felt about the detailed tweets. A lot of people supported the author's insightful take on a difficult conversation. However, she not only received praise but also backlash. Unsurprisingly a lot of the scorn was from men. Here's what people had to say:



 

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