The Morality of the Freeze-and-Play Method
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The Planned Man knows a little forethought can take the wreck out of recreational sex.
Our advice: freeze it, snip it, and wait for the perfect moment to launch a family.
At the core of the Christian worldview is the sanctity of life. Christians nobly stand in defense of the life of the unborn, the enfeebled, the death-row inmate, and the elderly. Whether you believe as they do or not, only the hardest mind and heart would not recognize that they start and end with a love of human life.
PM’s approach to family planning is unorthodox. In our defense, it is built on science and the existence of a marketplace delivering that science at a scale that did not exist until recently. We are simply taking two things that are there, in the marketplace, and bringing them together.
Our advice: freeze it, snip it — and then play. And gone is unwanted pregnancy and its moral consequences.
Religion is not a fan of vasectomies. Truth be told, it is not a fan of any form of birth control. They see it going against the God’s purpose for man. The basic idea: we are born of parents and to be parents. This is demographic theology 101 with moral overtones. When it comes to giving reproductive health advice the Church has stated positions usually not pushed from the pulpit.
The de facto reality is that Christians are left to their own consciences. However, there is a signal in the silence: the logic of conception is that a fertilized embryo ought run its natural course. Condoms, the pill, IUDs, vasectomies, tubal ligation, all keep the participants separated—no violations here! Abortions and abortificants are a different game.
A wise priest once told me that as Christians, men have a dual obligation to 1) have children and 2) to raise them in faith, the former being a concern that may influence number and timing. A Christian family is best seen as an intentional act.
Our plan does not permanently decouple a man from this procreative destiny. Our plan is predicated on men having children and playing a deliberate role in the creation of good humans and needed citizens.
Christian’s don’t pray for accidental pregnancies. They pray for the sanctity of life. On that front, our plan offers no ground for criticism.
Our plan does not take parenthood permanently off the table. Put your future on ice and put it under lock and key until the time’s right for such an important act.
Think about it. No. Do more: pray on it.
But if you need even more reassurance, ask the doc to play you this little snip song while he does his work. It’s the national anthem of vasectomies: