Equire Article Tells of Men’s Abortion Pain

Much has been written about the impact abortion has on women, and the depression and grief that often accompanies it. (You can read some stories of women here)

Less has been written about men and abortion. But abortion often effects them as well. In an article in Equire magazine, one man said the following of his experience with abortion.

“Abortion is presented to you as something that is easy to do. It doesn’t take very long. It doesn’t cost very much money nowadays, for a middle-class person. You say, “Well, it’s okay.” But it wasn’t okay. It left a scar, and the scar had to be treated tenderly and worked on in order for us to get on with our lives. I don’t think abortion is easy for anybody. The people who say it’s easy either don’t want to face the pain or they haven’t been through it, because it’s really a tough experience.”

Mark Baker, “Men on Abortion” Esquire, March 1990, 114 to 125. Quoted in Randy Alcorn “Pro-life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments” (Sisters, Oregon: Multnomah Publishers, 2000)

You can read more testimonies about men here

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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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