After an Abortion

Below is a portion of a testimonial from a father after he and his girlfriend chose abortion:


“…Back then we thought our lives would be ruined with the birth of a baby. Twenty-four years later, we both know that our lives would have been significantly better if we had kept the child. Twenty-four years of pain and suffering could have been avoided if we had just dealt with a few months of disappointing friends and family. The true friends and family would have eventually come around and supported us – we know that now. . . We would not have gone through the depression and struggles that we did.”


The signs of post-abortion troubles are much the same in men as they are in women. Many men who have had abortions report that they suffer the following:

  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Anxiousness
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Addictions
  • Strained relationships and failed marriages
  • Frequent thoughts about the aborted child
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Suicide

These troubles may not surface until twenty or thirty years later. Often, it is not until working through some other issue, such as alcoholism, that a man is able to link his current struggles to his past experience with abortion.


If you are thinking of abortion, please consider your future peace of mind. If you have already experienced abortion, there is hope and healing available. Start by making an appointment to talk with one of the staff at our clinic or check out the resources below.


Additional Resources:

National Fatherhood Initiative

Pro Life Men
Personal Stories of Men
Fatherhood Forever