By Mary McClusky Editor’s note. This is excerpted from a post at Life Issues Forum, a bi-weekly column by Pro-Life Secretariat staff addressing the latest issues on the culture of life. Many will offer reflections as we approach the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion throughout pregnancy. It’s …Continue reading "Helping Men Be Fathers"
By Dave Andrusko Originally when I first wrote this story, my intention was that it would be a short post. But the more I thought about “My dad’s story: Dream for My Child,” which is also dubbed “My Dad’s A Liar! (A Child’s Future Is Worth Every Sacrifice),” the longer it became. I understand this …Continue reading "“A Child’s future is worth every sacrifice”"
By Paul Stark Abortion isn’t only a women’s issue. Here are three ways that fatherhood and abortion intersect. (1) The importance of supportive fathers. According to the Guttmacher Institute, half of women having abortions say (as a reason) that they do not want to be a single parent or they are having trouble with their …Continue reading "Dads essential in restoring a Culture of Life"
Editor’s note. This Sunday is Father’s Day. For many men who have been a party to an abortion, this will be a grim reminder of obligations shirked and lives lost. This editorial appeared in the June digital edition of National Right to Life News. You can read this edit plus the dozens of stories, commentaries, …Continue reading "Men, Father’s Day, and Abortion"
By Tammy R. Shewfelt For years, our culture has promoted a not-so-positive definition of a man, father and husband. The crucial role of men in society and the family has been sidelined for many reasons. Whether men feel their diminished importance is due to forces outside of themselves, or they just lack the desire to …Continue reading "Dads Need a Life-Giving Voice in Crisis Pregnancies"
By Dave Andrusko This was to be a short post which expanded as I thought more and more about “My dad’s story: Dream for My Child,” which is also dubbed “My Dad’s A Liar! (A Child’s Future Is Worth Every Sacrifice).” I understand this You Tube video is a shamelessly heart-tugging ad for MetLife Hong …Continue reading "“A Child’s future is worth every sacrifice”"
Editor’s note. This Sunday is Father’s Day. We’ve run posts for almost two weeks in anticipation. We’ve talked mostly about Men and Abortion but also about dads stepping up and doing the right thing. Happy Father’s Day! These thoughts first ran in 1999. “Maybe we are all so starved for the cleanness of courage, …Continue reading "Thoughts from a Dad as Father’s Day approaches"
By Kristi Burton Brown “I’ve been a part of some pretty incredible experiences in my life, but I’ve never been a part of something so surreal, so life affirming and so insanely beautiful as watching my son come into this world… It was this watershed moment where I knew that everything I valued before seems …Continue reading "NCIS’s Detective Deeks: Son’s birth was “insanely beautiful” experience"
By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. Father’s Day is this Sunday. I’m posting some stories about Father’s Day, men, and abortion—one yesterday and two today. This first ran in 2009, the day after Father’s Day. A friend was kind enough to forward pro-abortion President Barack Obama’s Father’s Day Reflections which ran in “Parade” magazine over the …Continue reading "Obama Misses Deadly Irony of Writing, ‘We Need Fathers To Step Up’"