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Month: June 2013

Rapper’s Heartbreaking Video on Regretting Abortion Has 6+million views

Rapper’s Heartbreaking Video on Regretting Abortion Has 6+million views

An article by Christina Martin from LifeSiteNews touches on a rap song with over 6 million views that reveals the pain and regret of a father after abortion.  Tue Jun 25 11:04 AM EST Jun3 25, 2013 (LiveActionNews.org) – Flypside is a band that’s birthed out of Oakland, California. Featuring Piper (MC), Steve Knight (vocals, acoustic guitar), and Dave Lopez (lead guitar)…Another single from their debut album called “Happy Birthday” became a top-3 hit in Germany….What causes this song to continually draw in viewers?…

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Fathers and Abortion: NRTL News

Fathers and Abortion: NRTL News

…A 2009 study published in the International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction found that pregnant women who felt they lacked support from the child’s father were more likely to choose abortion. Read Full Article  

A Must Read: Dr Alveda King Father’s Day Reflection

A Must Read: Dr Alveda King Father’s Day Reflection

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (left) is pictured with his brother, the Rev. Alfred Daniel King (father of Dr. Alveda King.) (AP) Dr. Alveda C. King grew up in the civil rights movement led by her uncle, Dr.  Martin Luther King, Jr. She is a pastoral associate and director of  African-American outreach for Priests for Life and Gospel of Life Ministries.  Her family home in Birmingham, Ala., was bombed, as was her father’s church  office in Louisville, Ky. Alveda herself…

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Beautiful Father’s Day Song for Men Who Lost Children to Abortion

Beautiful Father’s Day Song for Men Who Lost Children to Abortion

A Silent Cry Here is the Song.  Some background on the composer and the inspiration for the piece:  My Name is Paul O’Shea. A few years ago Rachael’s vineyard came to Cork, Ireland, and did a presentation on abortion trauma and healing. My wife and her mom went…. I was not present myself but the following week a conversation was struck up about the Rachael’s Vineyard talk.     I listened. What struck me was when they spoke of a presentation by Kevin Burke about…

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Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy: Helping Women and Men After Abortion Embrace Their Call to Holiness

Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy: Helping Women and Men After Abortion Embrace Their Call to Holiness

If you or someone you love has experienced abortion loss, attended a healing program, and now feels called to “embrace their call to holiness of life” then I invite you to learn more about  the  Confraternity of our Lady of Mercy found by the amazing priest Fr Ben Cameron of the Father’s of Mercy and Rachel’s Vineyard  From Their Website: What is the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy? The purpose of the Confraternity of Our Lady of Mercy is to help women and men…

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Prison of Ice: The Child leads the Father from Rage Filled Despair to New Life

Prison of Ice: The Child leads the Father from Rage Filled Despair to New Life

A Prison of Ice The day of the abortion was a warm gray day, with a very fine mist falling from the sky.  We drove silently to the abortion center, and parked in the lot.  “Do you want me to come in with you?” I asked.  She told me to wait in the car, and to be truthful I was relieved not to go into that place. As I was sitting there alone in my car it began to hit…

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A Father’s Anguish: Powerless to Stop Their Child’s Death

A Father’s Anguish: Powerless to Stop Their Child’s Death

[One of the saddest correspondences or phone calls I deal with, is a father who is devastated because his partner, girlfriend, fiancé or wife had an abortion…without ever telling him about the procedure…until it is too late.  It is heart breaking, and with what we know about how this impacts men, its also a really serious mental health and spiritual crisis that requires immediate help if the man is open to that. I wanted to share how I respond to these…

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Abortion and Men: What’s a Father to Do?

Abortion and Men: What’s a Father to Do?

From Live Action News by Kristi Burton Brown June 5, 2013, 10:38 am ET   I’ve been involved, more than once, in situations where a baby’s father is trying to stop the mother from having an abortion…Here are a few options for fathers that I hope are helpful. This certainly isn’t a comprehensive list, but it’s a collection of various ideas that any guy can evaluate to see what might work best in his particular situation. While fathers sadly may…

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Eighteen Years Later – A Father Grieves His Son

Eighteen Years Later – A Father Grieves His Son

Seventeen years ago my wife who is a caring, giving, loving person was pregnant.  It was a very stressful time for her. We already had a lovely daughter of four years and a bonzo of a son 7 months old at the time. My wife and I are a third generation Catholic Italian Americans.  We come from parents who lived their whole lives in a ten block area.  Those were the days when NYC had a multitude of ethnic areas…

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Buried Child: A Family Haunted by Hidden Loss

Buried Child: A Family Haunted by Hidden Loss

A reader from the Washington DC area shares: I browsed your archives after reading about Morgentaller and read your post on Hostel, Jung, and repressed trauma and art. Have you ever heard of a play called “Buried Child” by Sam Shepard? It won a Pulitzer prize in 1979. Wikipedia says the play depicts “the fragmentation of the American nuclear family in a context of disappointment and disillusionment with American mythology and the American dream, the 1970s rural economic slowdown and the breakdown of…

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