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 woman with whom I lived and loved very much. It was her decision to have the abortion, my regret is that I didn’t try to stop her. The most vivid part was when she came back from hospital producing milk and I had this awful feeling that it was my baby’s milk, and I felt sorry for the dead baby whose termination I had done so little to prevent. Needless to say, the relationship ended in appalling and painful circumstances. We felt we had been complicit in a crime. The second abortion occurred recently with a girl with whom I’ve had only a casual relationship…

Surely abortion is unnatural and a convenient gesture to selfish materialism, but it’s the individual choice and wholly the woman’s decision.”

Mary Kenny Abortion: The Whole Story (London: Quartet Books, 1986) 79

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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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