Sunday, November 19, 2006

Hat tip to this pro-choice site for beginning a discussion about men who are part of the abortion decision. While I don't agree with them or their research I find it interesting.

They also link to an abortion provider who has a discussion area and pro-choice network of sorts for men who have gone through the abortion experience. Please note that these are not men who were non-participants in the decision they were men so integral to the decision that they were present.

Here are some of their thoughts:

Today, for the first time I visited this place. The sadness I have will be a testament to my ignorance. When I sit before God at the seat of judgment I have no thought of what he’ll say but God already knows about this.
For my unborn child shall sit at his side while I sit before him. I never thought I’d be broke to these emotional limits. For life is all we have to give and now I have to take it.
I hope this day will forever change your life as it has done mine.
Keep your heads up for God will forgive you. You’ll just have to learn to forgive yourself.
To my unborn child, your grandmothers will be there in heaven waiting for you. Forgive me my child...

I’m a 21 year old male. I have a decent job, but a lot of bills. I currently take care of my father also. I’ve been with my girlfriend for about a year now. Unfortunately she dropped out of school her senior year. I”m in college at the present. We’ve been having unprotected sex for about 9 months, and all of a sudden pow she gets pregnant (Wow! Who would have thought!!). It was like I seen my life flash in front of my eyes. I don’t have my career started yet. I’m not even finished with my schooling, with her not graduating things just seem more complicated. So we decided to come here [for the abortion]. It was by far the single most hardest decision I have ever had to make in my life. We thought about adoption, but I could never live with myself knowing someone else is raising my child. For the past 2 weeks since we found out. I haven’t been able to sleep, eat, or go out anywhere. When I’m at work the only thing going through my head is this. I love her more than anything else. I would die for her. She is the only one and I know it. So the only thing I figured is that we will have plenty of opportunities later on down the road the winding road of life. The only thing that bothers me is the fact that I have to live with this decision we made. So know how important this decision is. If you are here [the clinic] with your girl make sure you pay more attention to her so she don’t think about this too much.


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