Category Archives: Men and Abortion

Man is “devastated” when partner tells him she is having an abortion

A man named Randy tells his story: “I was just devastated. I remember falling off my bed …and I couldn’t get up. I thought I’d lost my mind. At that point, I was totally destroyed. Everything I believed in – … Continue reading

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Man whose girlfriend had an abortion can’t move on

The Guardian ran a letter from a 25-year-old man who spoke about his partners abortion: “I was in a relationship with an amazing woman for two of the happiest years of my life. Then we had an unplanned pregnancy. We … Continue reading

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Pastor mourns lost child, aborted 22 years ago

Pastor Shane Idleman describes losing a child to abortion: “Approximately 22 years ago, as a prodigal, I conceded to my girlfriend’s request to abort our child around the 5th week. The pain of that decision still haunts me today. What would … Continue reading

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Man unprepared for impact of partner’s abortion

A man named Charles whose partner had an abortion says: “I knew what was going to happen wasn’t really up to me. So it was obviously one of the most powerless moments of my life — by a longshot. And feeling powerless … Continue reading

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Pro-Choice man says abortion “messed with me horribly”

A man named Rodolfo Parra shares his feelings about the child he and his partner aborted: “We broke up about six months later, but the abortion haunted me for a long time. When I was younger, I’d get high and … Continue reading

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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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