The Left loves to divide and conquer. It’s always Us (the good liberals) vs. Them (evil conservatives), poor vs. rich, black vs. white, educated (brainwashed liberals) vs. ignorant (independent thinking non-liberals), gays vs. “homophobes,” children vs. parents, etc.

The current storyline is conservative males vs. women, crafted to distract the country from President Obama’s flagrant violation of the Constitution and blatant effort to circumvent First Amendment religious freedoms.

The real point of turning the country toward a discussion of contraception is to help Obama’s re-election chances by painting a picture of conservative men picking on the country’s women. The point is to make you outraged, to make you think how dare those evil men interfere in “reproductive freedom,” which is just code for abortion. After all, it’s a woman’s body, it’s a woman’s right, it’s a woman’s issue. Men need not speak on the topic unless it’s to support the liberal line.

It’s been pointed out by many writers that, to the Left, abortion is akin to a religious sacrament. That certainly helps explain the irrationality on display whenever the topic comes up. If abortion is the sacrament, liberal women are the priesthood whose word must not be challenged.

It’s high time we overthrew the Left’s idols.

Abortion is also a men’s issue. We men not only have the right but the duty to speak up about it.

The Left’s efforts to make everyone embrace homosexuality notwithstanding, biology ensures that men and women join together in sexual acts on a regular basis and will always do so. Since men are involved in the act, they share the responsibility for the consequences.

And despite modern science, a man is still a necessity for the creation of a baby. There is no escaping that fact. Therefore, there is no escaping that a man is responsible for that little life. Moral men own that responsibility and don’t abandon their mates or offspring.

Life begins when life begins. The Left wants you to believe it’s more complicated than that, but it isn’t. An embryo, even at its earliest stages, is not a mere lump of tissue. It’s not a cyst, it’s not a liver, it’s not an esophagus, it’s not just some random net of blood vessels. None of those things could become a human being.

There is nothing else in the universe — no mineral, no chemical, no clay, no object, no liquid, no solid, no gas, no element — that can become a baby, child, teen and eventually adult. But an embryo conceived by a man and a woman can. The only logical conclusion is that the embryo is a human being at its earliest, most fragile, most dependent stage of life. Period. Anything else is sophomoric nonsense.

Because of that, an abortion should be considered only with the utmost seriousness. Human life deserves to be protected and should only be taken in grave circumstances. It is the role of every adult, including men, to see that we maintain a society where humans are not just meaningless biological material to be discarded on a whim.

The Left at this point will usually throw out a number of strawman arguments: What about rape? What about incest? What about medical necessity?

Nearly all abortions are for convenience, not for reasons of rape, incest or medical need, so while those questions deserve thoughtful answers, they are distractions from the main issue.

That issue is a human one because it ultimately impacts every member of the human race.

Over 50 million babies have been aborted in the U.S. alone since Roe v. Wade. Our current population is around 310 million. That means around one-seventh of our potential population has been killed before ever even having a chance to see the light of day or take a breath.

The numbers have fallen disproportionately on the black and Latino population. When you take into account the well-known racial supremacist and eugenic beliefs of Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, it’s easy to see her legacy as a form of genocide supported by your Congress.

How many Leonardo da Vincis, how many Maya Angelous, how many Marie Curies, how many George Washington Carvers, how many Buzz Aldrins have we lost? We’ll never know. Children who could have cured cancer, brought about world peace, expanded our understanding of the universe — all lost.

That’s not just a woman’s issue.

Tad Cronn is the editor in chief of The Patriots Almanac and the author of the e-book Radical Reboot: How to Fix Capitalism (and Save the World).