‘Mormon Land’: Author of ‘Ejaculate Responsibly’ says abortion focus should be on men

“Design Mom” Gabrielle Blair says male partners need to step up and be held accountable for their vital role.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Male priesthood holders sustain Russell M. Nelson as president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 2018. A Latter-day Saint writer says it's time for men to step up and accept responsibility on the abortion issue.

As discussions, debates and disputes about the recent Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade rage on, it seems that there are few fresh perspectives on the thorny issue.

Should pregnant people have the right to make decisions about their bodies or should the state have a vested interest in protecting the unborn, regardless of a pregnant person’s wishes?

Gabrielle Blair, a successful Latter-day Saint influencer known as “Design Mom,” says it’s time to shift the focus from women to men. After all, she argues in her forthcoming book, “Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion,” based on a 2018 viral Twitter thread, 100% of unwanted pregnancies ultimately are caused by men.

(Gabrielle Blair) Gabrielle Blair is the author of the soon-to-be-released “Ejaculate Responsibly: A Whole New Way to Think About Abortion."

Blair, New York Times bestselling author and mother of six, believes the topic must move away from controlling and legislating women’s bodies and turn instead to men’s lack of accountability.

On this week’s podcast, Blair, talks about the book and why she wants to reframe the discussion about sex, birth control, pregnancy, abortion and more.

Listen here:

[Get more content like this in The Salt Lake Tribune’s Mormon Land newsletter, a weekly highlight reel of developments in and about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. To receive the free newsletter in your inbox, subscribe here. You also can support us with a donation at Patreon.com/mormonland, where you can access additional content and transcripts of our “Mormon Land” podcasts.]