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If men were equally at risk from this condition -- if they knew their bellies might swell as if they were suffering from end-stage cirrhosis, that they would have to go nearly a year without a stiff drink, a cigarette, or even an aspirin, that they would be subject to fainting spells and unable to fight their way onto commuter trains -- then I am sure that pregnancy would be classified as a sexually transmitted disease and abortions would be no more controversial than emergency appendectomies.
The praise of ancient authors proceeds not from the reverence of the dead, but from the competition and mutual envy of the living.
~ Thomas Hobbes (April 05, 1588 - December 04, 1679)