Author Archives: Catherine Coyle

Forgiveness: Key to Post Abortion Healing

For both men and women, elective abortion may lead to intense grief, regret, anger, and/or guilt.  Emotions after abortion may be varied and confusing. For example, a man whose female partner chooses to have an abortion may simultaneously feel both anger at and compassion for her. If he abandoned his partner or pressured her to

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Book Review: Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion

Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion, edited by Rachel MacNair, approaches the contentious topic of abortion through the lens of peace psychology. Part One of the book covers topics on which both pro-choice and pro-life individuals tend to agree such as intimate partner violence, coercion to abort, sex trafficking, war, and gendercide.  Part Two looks at

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What’s a Man to Do?!

At a recent pro-abortion rally in Dublin, Ireland, male attendees were reminded (by a speaker referred to as Amanda) to “know their place.” The men being stridently scolded weren’t protesting abortion; rather, they were there to support women. Yet, they were targeted by the speaker who emphasized that men may be permitted to support women’s

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