Tristan Thompson, the NBA star most famous for his relationship with Khloe Kardashian, just had a third child. But, despite still dating the reality television star through this spring, the mother in question is Maralee Nichols, a personal trainer. According to court documents filed by Nichols, Thompson allegedly demanded she get an abortion, messaging the new mother that he "wont be involved at all [sic]."

Thompson has made tens of millions of dollars for years. The Sun scores his net worth around $45 million, rendering even the most minimal child support a mere rounding error for a celebrity. Make no mistake. Despite Thompson's pity party, moaning to Nichols he'll be "unemployed" following his impending retirement from basketball, his request that his paramour abort his third child with a third woman does give credence to the absurd notion abortion is little more than a way for men to escape responsibility for their actions.

Thompson famously began dating Kardashian while his ex-girlfriend Jordan Craig was pregnant with his first child, Prince. Then, as Kardashian was going into labor with their daughter True, she (and the rest of the world) discovered Thompson had cheated on her. Despite staying with the athlete, Kardashian (briefly) left him after he cheated on her again, this time with little sister Kylie Jenner's former best friend, Jordyn Woods. The couple reconciled during the pandemic, only breaking up in June of this year. Thompson's third son was born a few days ago. You do the math.

For all that Hollywood and the celebrity press corps claim wokeness, Thompson's serial cheating has often been framed not as the moral failure of a father but rather as a series of catfights between his much more famous baby mama and his various ladies of the night. Sure, Kardashian ought to learn that Thompson's womanizing is a feature, not a bug of his behavior, and Nichols apparently hasn't made the situation any less tacky for the tabloids, allegedly airing her beef with Thompson and the Kardashians over Instagram. But the moral of the story remains the same, that millions of rich and powerful men before him, Thompson wanted to use the termination of his unborn child to avoid being held accountable for cheating on his partner.

On the heels of the Supreme Court hearing the opening arguments for Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health, a case that could overturn or significantly modify Planned Parenthood v. Casey if the bench upholds Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, a strain of commentary has emerged centered not on the bodily autonomy of birthing persons but men. (No, I'm not talking about the "men who can get pregnant too," but the men doing the impregnating; below is a telling entry in the genre.)

Us pro-lifers don't want women bearing all of the "burden" of parenting. We want men to be co-equal partners. That means philanderers like Thompson being accountable to both his newest son and his mother as well as Kardashian and their daughter. Abortion wouldn't have just killed his son. It would have helped him live a lie, conning his girlfriend and daughter into believing he's loyal to them. What the hell is feminist about that?