"Todo lo que quería hacer era escapar y alejarme de ella y de toda la situación. Me sentí temeroso pero liberado; me di cuenta de lo bajo que podía llegar. Caí en una depresión aguda, alcoholismo, e incrementé mi consumo de drogas."
"My heart still aches, and it is very overwhelming to relive this day by speaking to you right now. But I feel that my testimony might help others or save a life. Today I’d like to tell you about the day I lost my child to abortion."
"In all the years before, it had never occurred to me that I could possibly be carrying grief. After all, how could I have grief for someone whose death that I had caused? Well, I did have this grief, and I learned that some people call it the 'forbidden grief', because it’s not the kind of loss that you feel free to just talk about with anyone."
"Some people say this is a women’s issue. I say when men abdicate their role of supporting, respecting, and caring for women, there will be issues!" Barry's 2019 March for Life testimony
"I tried to forget about it, thinking it would eventually go away. I was wrong. I blamed myself for not standing up for my baby. Inside, I felt shame, and I blamed myself for being a coward. But we never talked about it." Jon's 2019 March for Life testimony
"I’ve climbed the mountain of depression, anxiety, & self-loathing. While I will never completely get over the loss of my children, I’ve come to peace and love in my heart for them and myself. God loves you, and no sin is bigger than God’s mercy." Charles Brian's 2019 March for Life testimony
"What I didn't understand was this: At the moment of conception, I was not a 'potential father'. I truly was a father. I selfishly pursued my career instead of my responsibility." David's testimony from the 2018 March for Life in Ottawa
"My girlfriend and I became estranged after the abortion. Something that had been living in our relationship -- faith in each other or hope for our future -- was gone. Our relationship ended a couple of years later. Many years after that, the reality of my fatherhood hit me and wouldn't go away." Clinton's testimony from the 2018 March for Life in Ottawa
"In the 1970s I was living with my girlfriend, my Eve, away from my Catholic faith. I was responsible for her pregnancy and, like so many Adams do with their Eve’s, I told my girlfriend how it was not a good time for us to have a child, giving her all the lies that many men give to convince their Eves that abortion is the best way out of their problem." Fr. Stephen's 2018 March for Life testimony
"I now understand and believe that a woman’s love for her child is stamped in her heart by God. Her baby cannot be ripped away without devastating and permanent consequences. That wound is forever. Planned Parenthood, that was NOT health care, nor a reproductive right." Chuck's 2018 March for Life testimony
"The abortion of my
son was completed against my will. I was hurting, feeling like I didn't do
enough to save my child from going through the agonizing death of abortion. Our
relationship ended that day. I was angry with God. I could not understand why He would let this
happen." Ken’s 2018 March for Life
"At that moment I
realized my healing involved the death of two children, Mary and Thomas, and
the wounding of one woman, my Eve. I also realized that my apology to her and
taking responsibility of the death of our two children removed a big obstacle to
our healing." Fr. Stephen's 2018 Walk for Life Testimony
"My wife and I attended a Rachel's Vineyard retreat and found healing and a new freedom to speak out for the unborn."
Jay shares the story of his lost fatherhood.
"I started drinking deliberately rather than casually at this time, hoping the awareness of the life we had conceived would disappear like the pregnancy had. But it did not. It never went away." Scott's testimony from the 2017 March for Life in Ottawa
"I lost what I was trying to save with the abortion. I sacrificed my children on the altar of my ambition. Addictions came into my life as I tried to run from the pain. My misery drove me to my knees and I gave my life to Jesus and eventually became Catholic in 1995." David's testimony from the 2017 March for Life in Ottawa
"I don’t remember any discussion at all, or even the date of the abortion, or the season – not even the exact year that the abortion took place. When I think about it now, there is an unreality – a detachment – about the whole experience. Yet the effects on my life are still unfolding and will for years to come." Clinton's testimony from the 2017 March for Life in Ottawa
"In 1981 I got my girlfriend pregnant...I paid $176.00 for the abortion. As soon as it was
done I regretted it deeply, but it was too late."
"The abortion of my son was completed against my will. I was hurting,
feeling like I didn't do enough to save my child from going through the
agonizing death of abortion."
"A large part of my ministry involves speaking to men about not being
Adams to their Eves and the importance of protecting our women from the
wounds of abortion. I encourage all men who have been wounded by an
abortion to learn the lesson Jesus’ mercy has taught me and to be Silent
No More." Fr. Stephen's testimony at March for Life 2017
"Abortion teaches that we should sacrifice others to satisfy our selfish
desires. That is a lie, straight from the father of lies." Jim's testimony from March for Life 2017
"Crystal and I did get married shortly after, however we never dealt with
the issues of our previous abortion. I had suppressed those emotions so
deep that I did not realize that I was not happy. There was a void, an
emptiness I could not explain. Deep down Inside I hated myself for what
I did." Patrick's testimony at Walk for Life 2017
"I was so selfish, knowing in my heart
it was wrong, but telling myself it was legal.
I convinced her to do something she didn't want to do and will forever
be sorry to her as well."
"This year would have been your 25th birthday. I apologize and ask for
your forgiveness for the “would have been” in that statement. I know you
have forgiven me, and I know you are in the presence of Jesus, who has
also forgiven me. I ask for strength from Jesus to find a way to
Atlanta Regional Coordinators Jody and Marc want to let you know that there is help and healing from an abortion, for women and men.