By Rebecca Downs
Live Action News
While a mother carries her child for nine months, she did not conceive the baby alone— fathers also bear responsibility. The man doesn’t only play a role in conception. A father can decide whether the mother of his child has the support she needs, or if she lacks it. The amount of support from a man can even decide if that baby lives or dies in an abortion.
Whether a pregnancy is planned or not, mothers need support. Although she may receive help from friends and family, there’s nothing like the support from the father. And, there’s something special about a couple looking forward to raising their baby together as a family.
Fathers have the power to help, comfort, and support pregnant mothers. They also have the power to persuade a woman into abortion.
A report from the Elliot Institute delves into the coercion women face to have an abortion, including from the father. A fact sheetmentions “Husband or boyfriend persuaded me” among the top of the list for “Reasons women give for having abortion.” Also mentioned is:
- In 95% of all cases, the male partner played a central role in the decision
- 45% of men interviewed at abortion clinics recalled urging abortion, including 37% of married men
- In the above study, men justified being the primary decision maker, regarding the abortion