Men and Dads

A man’s voice is critical


The issue of abortion for a man is a paradox. While a man has no legal right in a woman’s abortion decision, he does have, as studies have uncovered, significant influence regarding the life of his unborn child. Abortion creates loss not only for women, but for men, too.

Men are not alone when faced with an untimely pregnancy. Every man needs to be armed with the facts and be open to talk about real options. The following information about men and abortion highlights what is real, helpful literature and on line resources.

Material resources

There’s a ton of literature to help men facing an untimely pregnancy or to help those processing an abortion experience. Contact us for assistance with brochures and books.


Forgotten Fathers – This introduction to post-abortion counseling for men helps clarify the anger, resentment and confusion that a man may feel after his partner’s abortion.


Men and Abortion: A Path to Healing by C.T. Coyle

This new study is the only prolife book ever written specifically for men who have been hurt by a personal involvement with abortion. It focuses on the specific problems experienced by post-abortion men, including anger, helplessness, guilt, relationship problems and grief.

Healing a Father’s Heart by Linda Cochrane and Kathy Jones

This insightful Bible study is for men touched by abortion. Wrapped in God’s love and forgiveness, men are encouraged to move from denial to acceptance.
Wednesday Mourning by Mary VerWys

This book was written by a sidewalk counselor in Michigan. Mary volunteers outside of an abortion clinic to let mothers know about abortion alternatives. Mary shares the experiences of men who were involved in abortion decisions.

Online resources

Men and Abortion Networkpromotes emotional healing for men who have lost a child to abortion. The network also creates awareness regarding the impact of abortion on millions of men.

Life Issues Institute, a prolife group based in Ohio, has a variety of prolife resources for men.

Priests for Life has the post-abortion testimony of men whose children were aborted.

The Elliott Institute has post-abortion testimonials, research on how men are involved in the abortion decision, and healing resources developed especially for men.

A man’s legal rights and abortion

In 1976, the U.S. Supreme Court declared in Planned Parenthood v. Danforth that laws requiring the consent of the husband for abortion are unconstitutional. This precedent of zero legal rights for fathers remains in effect. MORE