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Men and Abortion

Abortion has many victims, and one of them is the father of the child.

The laws of the United States do not acknowledge the right a father to stop the abortion of his own child, but rather place that act solely within the decision of the mother.

This raises a multitude of problems.

On the one hand, the father who wants to defend the life of his child is often accused of meddling in something that is not his business.

On the other hand, the father who wants to leave the (mistaken) decision of abortion in the hands of the mother alone is often accused of being uncaring and distant. This, in turn, can create feelings of isolation in the mother, which in turn makes it easier for her to resort to abortion.

Furthermore, the law is a powerful teacher. It says the father has no rights in the abortion decision. But the other side of the coin of "rights" is "responsibilities." The current state of the law regarding fathers and abortion can easily foster a sense of irresponsibility in young men.

Post-abortion counseling services are seeing an increasing number of men come forward, grieving their aborted children. Many of the same dynamics of post-abortion distress that we see in women are are also present in men

We offer here some testimonies of fathers whose children have been killed by abortion, along with our prayers for such fathers, and our readiness to help them.

If you have a testimony, send it to us at


Eric Eckenrode website

Papa's Post-Operative Blues

The Awakening

I was her boyfriend of just a few months

I was a coward

I wasn't strong enough

A Father's Post-Abortion Testimony

Silent No More

A Dad Grieves and writes to his aborted son

Grief for an Aborted Son

Another Regretful Father Shares his Thoughts

Priests for Life Column on Abortion for Men



Women who have had abortions

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