“despite the fact that, in contrast to the other issues I mentioned above, “a woman’s right to choose” doesn’t directly affect him personally.”
It does affect him personally though. Well maybe not directly if he’s not at a point in his life where his significant other will be faced with the choice of aborting his child, but for men in general, abortion definitely affects them personally. When their children are killed without them being able to do anything to protect them, which is arguably a father’s greatest instinct, they are affected. On the other side, when they get someone pregnant and she insists she’s having the baby and he has to pay child support, he’s affected (though not nearly as devestated; I haven’t heard of men killing themselves because they had to pay child support, but maybe I’m just not looking hard enough).
I have encountered plenty of pro-choice men, and mostly younger men. Some think it will make them look enlightened and get them dates. Some don’t want to take responsibility when they have sex and get someone pregnant. Some genuinely buy into the pro-choice line. And then there are those who mistakingly believe that they have no say because they can’t get pregnant. “It’s a women’s issue.” No. It’s a human rights issue that has deep societal ramnifications and affects everyone, regardless of gender.
Nice to “see” you again, LL. Hope all is well with you.