Real Men and Abortion

by Melanie | January 22nd, 2013

What does Raising Real Men have to do with abortion? Everything.

Years ago we lived in a town with an abortion clinic and often stood outside offering to help the desperate women that came there. Although everyone had a different story, in many respects they boiled down to this: the baby’s father didn’t take responsibility.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2009, the latest year with data compiled, 85% of women who aborted their children were unmarried. Where were the fathers? I had to wonder, talking to these moms who kept saying, “My boyfriend split” and “My fiance doesn’t want a baby” if they would have even thought about coming to that place of death if the fathers had been willing to acknowledge the baby.

The really sickening ones are when a mother pulls up with her boyfriend or husband. Her shoulders are down and eyes are sad, but his are determined. He’s going to sacrifice his child on the altar of pleasure and irreponsibility. He’s taking the easy way out. Pay some money, endure her tears, and keep on living for himself.

Ugh. Not the kind of man we want our sons to grow up to be. So, how do we make sure they don’t?

  • Teach your sons that sexuality outside of marriage is wrong. ““You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28
  • Teach your sons that marriage is a good thing. “He who finds a wife finds a good thing, And obtains favor from the Lord.” Proverbs 18:22
  • Teach your sons that men must take care of their wives and children. “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8
  • Teach your sons that life begins at conception. “Then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you;…” Jeremiah 1:4-5a
Children are our messengers to the future. They are the ones that will carry our heritage and beliefs to future generations. There are 55 million children who will never do that. Fifty-five million grandchildren are missing now – slaughtered since abortion was legalized in the United States. What love, what gifts, what joy, what discoveries are we all missing because of their loss?

When parents of boys are doing their job, perhaps the men those boys will become will do theirs, too. And when the majority of men are again providers and protectors, abortion will likely become increasingly rare. May it be so.

Photo Credit: babykrul

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  • http://www.facebook.com/katrina.kolseth Katrina Louise Kolseth

    I would add one more teaching point on how to treat women:

    I Timothy 5: 2,3 The elder women as mothers; the younger as sisters, with all purity. Honour widows that are widows indeed.
    If young men were taught to treat women in this way I would say it would have to have an impact on sexual purity as well as family life later.

    • http://twitter.com/raisingrealmen Raising Real Men

      Very good point, Katrina!

  • http://twitter.com/beautifulcall Beautiful Calling

    Amen!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jahn.cb Jahn CB

    Now you blame the abortion epidemic to the men (how about irresponsible girls in the scheme of things, eh?) It’s the women lobby that successfully demanded abortion to be legalized! And face the fact abortion is completely legally a woman’s call. No man can have any say about it. I like your last sentence but the rest of the article is just purely silly feminist blame game. Either improve your judgement or you would need the police force to “teach” your sons your precious lessons instead!

    • http://twitter.com/raisingrealmen Raising Real Men

      Jahn, there is plenty of blame to go around. Certainly the women making this decision are culpable for their own sin. This isn’t a page about women, though, but about raising men, so we focused on what parents can do to raise responsible men. What that has to do with feminism is beyond me.

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