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
If you have a testimony, send it to us at
Eric Eckenrode website