By Sarah Terzo
Patrick B Keefe wrote a book about the abortion he encouraged his wife to have over 20 years ago. He grieves for his child and wants others to know how painful abortion is for fathers. He says:
“Get an abortion, I convinced her when she told me we were pregnant again. She trusted me. Little did I know the effect this would have on our lives… And how it would affect me for the next 20 years…
“Out of fear I terminated my son’s life through abortion. In the midst of the situation it seemed like our only option, but it led us down a path of great pain and sorrow. Yes, on the outside I was able to hide it from everyone. I looked happy. But on the inside, I thought of him every day of my life. In fact, only now, through the strength God has given me, am I able to write this work. If I can touch even just a handful of men, my son’s life will not have been in vain… I pray that through my son, Luke, many will live.”
Patrick B Keefe, A Father Silent Cry: A Journey of Healing (2017).
Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.