Aborted baby’s father encouraged an abortion

Leo Mara tells the story of his partner’s abortion:

“Life in the mid-1960s was basically one continuous party. It was a pretty messed-up time, and there were a lot of drugs. I never got into heroin or anything like that, but I did do LSD, mescaline, glue in a bag and pretty much whatever else came along. And the first thing I thought about in the morning was, “Where’s the next hit?”

Then one of his girlfriends, Sandy, got pregnant:

“I didn’t want to bring the life we were living to an end and get a 9-to-5 kind of thing. …

I was leading the path to getting an abortion, which was difficult for Sandy to wrap her head around. She came from a very religious Catholic family and was initially leaning toward keeping the baby. I was more rational and said, “We’re too young.” … I was a strong personality and a hard person to argue with.

In our relationship, my thoughts and feelings were the ones that got followed rather than hers. I might have been afraid that if I gave Sandy more of a chance to express herself, she would’ve talked me into it.

I didn’t force her, but in the end, she agreed an abortion was the right move.”

Angelina Chapin “8 Men on What It Was Like When Their Partner Had an Abortion” Mel

visited 10/2/2017

Would Sandy have had an abortion if he had not pressured her? it seems unlikely.  He says he didn’t force her, but he was the one to convince her. She initially wanted the baby, but he did exert it. he didn’t want to change his carefree, drug taking lifestyle. Sandy was left with the emotional scars.

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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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