They decided on abortion, the father’s feelings didn’t matter

In her book, Teri Stanon describes how when her daughter Sheri became pregnant, they did not care about the feelings of the baby’s father. They decided on abortion without consulting him:

“Once Sheri’s pregnancy was discovered, the baby’s father was totally unnoticed and unrecognized. He was not made a part of the decision-making process that was flying all around him like a cyclone without a brain. Nobody asked him how he felt, or what he thought, let alone what he wanted for his baby. Worse yet, nobody cared.… We just, unintentionally, removed him from the whole event like he was somehow a nonentity in Sheri’s life or the life of their child.”

Teri Stanton Two Minus One: Our Abortion Story (Meadville, PA: Christian faith Publishing, Inc., 2016)  33 – 34

As in many cases, the father never had any say in whether his child would be aborted.

Read about men and abortion regret. 

Sheri's abortion was decided without the fatherSheri and her mother both came to regret the abortion.


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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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