When we talk about abortion, our focus is first and foremost on the baby in the womb, rightly so. We also realize the destructive impact abortion can have on the mother. But what we often forget, is how devastating abortion can be to the fathers as well.
In my forthcoming book Jezebel’s War Against America, I draw attention to the emasculating effect that abortion can have on men.
As Allen West stated when speaking to a conservative women’s group in 2011, “We need you to come in and lock shields, and strengthen up the men who are going to the fight for you. To let these other women know on the other side — these Planned Parenthood women, the Code Pink women, and all of these women that have been neutering American men and bringing us to the point of this incredible weakness — to let them know that we are not going to have our men become subservient.”
Not surprisingly, he was ridiculed for these comments by the left, especially by radical feminists.
But the point he was making was simple: Men who have sex but do not father children are not men at all.
As I explain in the Jezebel book, “Men are being neutered by the baby-killing culture, and when they are complicit in aborting a child they have helped produced, they degenerate from fathers to copulaters. . . . A man who will have intimate sexual relationships with a woman and not take responsibility for the consequences of his actions is not acting like a man.”
But that’s not the only way that abortion has a negative effect on men.
Men have consciences too.
They sometimes grieve deeply over the life they have taken. They feel regret because of the pressure they exerted on their girlfriend (or wife) to abort their child. They chastise themselves for failing to take responsibility, failing to oppose the abortion, failing to be faithful dads.
Some of these men have called my radio show and wept as they told their story, even if the abortion took place more than 30 years ago.
They still felt the shame. They were still embarrassed. They still felt stung by their failure to be responsible men.
Last month, we received an email from a man named Greg. He wanted to tell his story about the destructive impact abortion had on his life. And he titled his story “Murderer Redeemed.”
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SOURCE: Christian Post, Michael Brown