Imagine a father sneaks up on his child and poisons them. The child miraculously lives, but when he’s convicted, instead of being sentenced to 20 years, he only gets 180 days. The outrage would be enormous.
It’s as unbelievable as it sounds, but it’s a true story. In 2022, Mason Herring drugged his pregnant wife’s water with the Chemical Abortion Pill. Causing premature labor, Catherine Herring’s daughter, Josephine, was born 10 weeks prematurely and barely weighed over three pounds. He agreed to serve 180 days and ten years of probation two years after the crime.
This can hardly be called justice. If the attempted murder was against anyone outside the womb, young or old, the sentence in Texas would be between 2-20 years. 180 days is barely six months, a mere slap on the wrist.
“I do not believe that 180 days is justice for attempting to kill your child seven separate times,” said Cathrine Herring in court. “For two years, my husband has overly denied this assault, and I’m grateful today that he has finally admitted to his guilt.”
According to Catherine’s claim, if he attempted murder seven separate times, that’s an estimated 26 days per attempt. It’s not justice, it’s just insane.
However, as outrageous as it is, this shouldn’t be a total shock. This is a society that disincentivizes and criticizes fatherhood as patriarchal and evil. No wonder true manhood is looked down upon. To label fatherhood as inherently evil is to justify or downplay the true evil of absent, abusive, or murderous fathers, which goes against our genuine understanding of good and evil.
Since the mainstream media favors pro-abortion activists, it’s easier to ignore stories like Herring’s. They even try to brush off and minimize male celebrity behavior, and they must do so for two reasons. First, because virtuous and sacrificial masculinity goes against the patriarchal narrative that men must control women’s right to choose abortion. In the same vein, stories of men coercing, threatening, or attempting to get women to have abortions are against the narrative that abortion gives them freedom from men. Look at some recent examples:
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears
Britney Spears’ new memoir, “Woman in Me,” discusses her relationship with Justin Timberlake from 1999-2002. After becoming pregnant by Justin, Britney was excited about becoming a mom, but Justin was less than thrilled. He cited being too young, and not wanting to be a father or have a child. Britney wrote:
“I’m sure people will hate me for this, but I agreed not to have the baby. I don’t know if that was the right decision. If it had been left up to me alone, I never would have done it. And yet Justin was so sure that he didn’t want to be a father.”
She describes it as an agonizing decision that if not for Justin, she may not have ever made.
NBA Star Anthony Edwards and Paige Jordae
Some men say they flat-out don’t care. Basketball player for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Anthony Edwards, pressured Paige Jordae into having an abortion by offering her $100,000, which she accepted, and verbal disinterest and pressure. Some of his responses included:
“Hell Nawl can’t do dis…get a abortion lol.”
“Yea but I don’t want a kid…I will send you money to help you out [with paying for the abortion].”
“Just take the pills…Okay just make sure I get da video of the box wit the right pills.”
Let’s look at one more.
Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian
Tristan Thompson was still with Khloe Kardashian when Maralee Nichols alleges he impregnated her in March 2021. Some of the texts say:
“You know how I feel. My feelings haven’t changed at all. [I] won’t be involved at all.”
“It’s texas so it will be only a couple hundred dollars. So you better off taking this 75k I’m offering cause you won’t get nothing near that with having a kid with a father who’s unemplyed [sic] All you will have is a baby with a father who has zero involvement with the child and a few hundred dollars of child support a month.”
Why Famous Men Matter
Some would say to ignore pop culture, but it plays a significant role. Whether it’s optimal or not, men such as these become role models of what is acceptable and what is not. If it’s excused or brushed under the rug by the media, who’s to say the media won’t hide stories like Herring’s? Abortion is not manly, and the attempted murder of an unborn child deserves real justice. Not 180 days.
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