As the abortion debate has intensified, the heart of the Pro-Life movement has changed. Angry, solemn protests with graphic and condemning posters have given way to a more prayerful, peaceful approach, which offers hope to women both considering abortion or healing from one. This shift is no doubt partially responsible for the steady decline in abortions over the last 3 decades.
But many are seeing the need for an additional shift in focus. Author Chris Rainey reminds us that for every abortion, a man is involved. Like women, men often find themselves plagued with guilt, regret, and emotional trauma, even years after involvement in an abortion. The emotional fallout can affect every area of a man’s life. It is Chris’s life mission to help men who suffer with this regret find freedom.
His book, Healing the Father, is written as a conversation with a man, who processes experiences differently from a woman. It is important to understand these differences because reaching the hearts of men on this issue could be a real game-changer in the abortion debate! As men find healing, they find their voice, which can impact generations to come! For more insight on this topic, please listen to Focus on the Family’s broadcast episode, Fatherhood Lost: Abortion’s Lasting Impact on Men.
About Chris Rainey:
Chris experienced firsthand both the trauma of the abortion of his child and the healing that is possible through God’s forgiveness. He is now committed to helping other men as an author, speaker, and contact counselor for assistance centers that provide help for men as well as women.