This Father’s Day, Tony Perry was the proud recipient of two lovingly homemade cards. As a doting father, Tony will treasure these mementoes from his young children. At the back of his mind, however, is a nagging thought that continues to ache like an old wound — the first child — who was never born…
How are men affected by abortion? There are around 200,000 legal abortions carried out in England, Scotland and Wales every year and it’s estimated that 1 in 3 women will have a termination at some point in their lifetime. Women are offered support and counselling – but do we do enough to help the men?
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