The Best Thing to Ever Happen for Sexual Freedom

Why the C.E.O. Behind and Tinder Took a Stand on the Texas Abortion Law (And Why It Might Be the Best Thing to Ever Happen for Sexual Freedom)

It’s not always a bad idea to take an action or a stand.

Take that stand.

I know, I know: it’s a weird idea, a position that you hear from anti-abortion zealots, but you hear it from the people who make a living off of being against sex and love.

A few weeks ago, I was a guest on an episode of the C-SPAN2’s “Washington Journal.” They had me on to discuss the recent Supreme Court decision regarding the recent abortion law in Texas. The topic was “Where Do We Go Now?,” but there was an interesting off-point: How could you support a Texas bill that would have criminalized abortion but not criminalized the termination of a pregnancy?

I responded with the same argument I used when talking about an “abortion by abortion” law in Massachusetts: “Texas tried to criminalize abortion and got punished for it.”

The problem is, when I said it, I was being a radical.

That’s not what I meant. I’m not saying it’s the smartest or best or most correct thing to say.

The point is, the law isn’t about criminalizing abortion. It’s about trying to protect the woman’s life.

In the end, it might be the best thing to ever happen for sexual freedom.

I wrote about this topic last month in The Good Men Project. And this one is a week old and about a lot of things. That’s what I wanted to get back to again today, because this story has now dominated headlines in the U.S. and around the world, and it bears some new-found significance.

You could argue that what happened in the Texas abortion law might be the very best thing to ever happen in history for sex.

Take a look:

What happened in Texas

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