Sheila Harper founder/director at Saveone has an important blog on her meeting with an attorney intimately involved in an abortion case in his distant past. This powerful account reveals the true nature of abortion loss as a traumatic experience with powerful feelings many years after the event…not just for the father trying to prevent the abortion but for others like this attorney intimately involved in the events leading up to the unborn child’s death. Here’s an excerpt from Sheila’s article:
I recently had the privilege of speaking at the Wisconsin Right to Life annual conference…After my talk that evening I had many come over to my booth and ask me to sign their newly bought books. There was one man in particular who I want to tell you about. He didn’t buy a book, didn’t ask me to sign anything, didn’t tell me I did a good job, nothing. He simply wanted to tell me a story. His tale goes like this…
In 1975 he was a really good attorney by his own admission. He rarely lost any case he defended. One day a man called the attorney’s office and said his wife had left him. He didn’t want a divorce and especially not now because his wife had just told him she was pregnant…and getting an abortion. Read the rest here.
[Turning the Hearts of Fathers is a special initiative of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign this coming June to raise awareness of how abortion can deeply wound men and the good news of healing in Christ.]