Category Archives: Men and Abortion

Father presses partner to abort, is later glad she didn’t

The following story about a man who demanded his partner abort his baby appeared in Make Me Your Choice by Cheryl Chew: “When I shared the news [of the pregnancy] with Ray that evening, he couldn’t believe my words. His first … Continue reading

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Boyfriend avoids girlfriend after abortion, gets drunk

From Jeremy, whose partner had an abortion: “After I took her to the clinic in the morning, I was supposed to leave for a weeklong work trip. I feel horrible about this, but I didn’t want to fuck over my … Continue reading

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Husband doesn’t understand why his wife had an abortion

From Jerry, whose wife had an abortion against his will: “I can’t understand how my wife could do such a thing. We didn’t have money problems. We didn’t have family problems. Our two existing children were at school so there … Continue reading

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Man writes letter about his post-abortion trauma

Graeme lost a child to abortion. He was encouraged to write a letter by his therapist to his therapist.  He explains how his relationship fell apart after she aborted his child against his will: “I cannot say that you helped … Continue reading

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Postabortion father: It’s not a fetus, it’s my son

Researcher Arthur Shostak wrote a book about men and abortion. He interviewed countless men in abortion clinic waiting rooms as well as many years after their partners had abortions. When interviewing one man, Shostak asked him about the “fetus.” Then: “The … Continue reading

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Abortions against the husband’s will poison marriage

From one man: “Eight years into our marriage, my wife became pregnant with our fourth baby. I was so excited and happy about the soon to come new addition to our family. Three weeks after the announcement of her pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Father fails to stop abortion, mourns the loss of his aborted child

A man who got his girlfriend pregnant saw his baby on the ultrasound screen at a crisis pregnancy center:  “Our child was at 8 weeks gestation and had fingers, toes, eyes, everything. I saw and heard my child’s heart beat … Continue reading

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Father of aborted baby sees his child

Cecilia, 33, who had an abortion: “My boyfriend came with me. He was in the room when they did it. He saw the fetus and it really flipped him out. What I remember poignantly about the whole experience was I … Continue reading

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Men sometimes suffer from abortion even when women don’t

One researcher who worked with postabortion men said: “Men are confused when their partners are okay with having had an abortion, but they themselves are depressed, guilty, grieving or shame filled.” A. Torre-Bueno Peace after Abortion (San Diego, California: Pimpernel … Continue reading

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Postabortion father suffers “guilt” and “regret”

From a man who fathered two babies that were aborted:: “I have twice experienced having pregnancies terminated for which I have been responsible.… I have felt since a terrific sense of guilt and regret. The first abortion occurred with a … Continue reading

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