Post-abortion father: “Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, from the moment of conception, we are parents.”

By Sarah Terzo

Post-abortion father Dr. David Russell writes

We’ve all heard the platitudes regarding abortion that are being bandied about the workplace and the schools. “It’s the only choice… It will pass… It will be like nothing ever happened… You can have other children…” You’ve heard them all…

It won’t pass. It will never be like nothing ever happened. Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, from the moment of conception, we are parents, and on some deep level, we realize it. After abortions, we are the parents of children who died, and carry the burdens of our parts in those deaths. No matter how strongly you may believe that you could forget about that child, I can tell you from experience it doesn’t work that way.

Dr. David Russell. Through My Father’s Eyes (Mustang, Oklahoma: Tate Publishing and Enterprises, 2016) pp. 44 – 45.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.