Abortion hurts men, too

Abortion hurts men, too

Abortion hurts men, too

A researcher says a recent survey of men who've lost a child to abortion has some interesting findings.

Out of the 1,000 men Support After Abortion surveyed, 100 were post-abortive. The findings have been published in a paper titled, "Abortion's Long-Term Negative Impact on Men."

In response, Dr. Michael New of the Charlotte Lozier Institute says even if men are statistically less likely to suffer after an abortion, more research on this topic has the potential to assist millions of men.

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"45% of men said they had really no voice or no choice in their partner's decision to have an abortion," he relays. "71% felt they experienced an adverse change in themselves after the abortion. 51% of the men in the survey sought help, and an additional 31% didn't seek help but felt the help could have been beneficial."

What he finds especially interesting is the types of help post-abortion men said they would seek.

"Half or slightly more than half said that they'd prefer a licensed counselor. 70% said they'd prefer anonymous help," the researcher begins. "Nearly half of men would prefer kind of a secular approach. Only 7% said they'd reach out to a clergyman, which is interesting because many of the post-abortion healing ministries tend to have a religious orientation."

Regardless, Dr. New asserts that counselors, whether secular or religious, should ask men about abortion and any impact it has had on them.