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Then you have the case where the father of the pregnant girl brings her in to have an abortion. One would think that someone older and supposedly more mature would realize the horror of abortion and, on top of that, he is participating in the death of his grandchild. Sickening!
As always, what is forgotten in the situation? The unborn human. Through the myriad of reasons that abortion occurs, it's obvious that the rights of the unborn are ignored by these men.
What do others have to say about men and abortion?
Bud Shaver, who is often out in front of the late-term abortion mill in Albuquerque has the following observations:
"Women in our country are abandoned by the courts, by their friends, family and by the men in their lives. If the courts, their friends, family, and the men in their lives would simply affirm and stand for life, then abortion would never be an option. While I am out at the late-term abortion clinic, Southwestern Women's Options, I see more men holding their wives or girlfriends purses, than their hands. The men are only there to drop these women off and pick them up. Men carrying purses just about sums up the men of our country; they have lost their voice and don't know that it is just as much their responsibility to protect these women and their own children from the tragic repercussions of abortion."
Susan Shannon of Short Little Rebel shares her views of abortion and the role men and parents play. Here is a sampling of the article.
"The day I see Christians condemn the MAN as the true perpetrator for abortion is the day I will be satisfied. HE was the loser, the liar and the one who couldn’t be man enough to make that woman feel secure enough in his emotional and financial commitment so that she felt the need to protect herself through abortion. HE was the pursuer. He was the driving force behind the sex to begin with. HE got the ball rolling. It was HIS orgasm, wasn’t it, that caused the pregnancy? It was ultimately HIS responsibility to use protection- and if he didn’t, then HE needs to man up."
"And how about you parents? Why aren’t you teaching your girls and boys about the reality of the sexes? And teach them how best to handle this reality?"
"And parents, why didn’t you tell your girls you would financially and emotionally support them no matter what? Why do young girls feel terrified that their parents will think they are failures, whores, and losers if they get pregnant?"
"Here is what I know about women. We are born with a craving need to have and love a baby. NO woman would willingly abort a baby if she had a man who loved her and was willing to do his job and take care of it. That is what I know. Are there some evil women? Yes. But 99% of us are driven by our maternal instinct. We love babies. If we didn’t, human kind could never have survived this long."
The site Evidence For God discusses how the Bible has been ignored.
"Why have men abandoned their responsibilities to women? One of the primary reasons why men have adopted these attitudes is that they were never taught otherwise by their parents. Biblical moral principles and biblical teaching about God's plan for human sexuality have been ignored and claimed to be "old fashioned" and "irrelevant." The result has been a generation of men who think that women are to be manipulated into being their sexual servants and abandoned when no longer useful in that capacity."
"The solution to the abortion problem lies in the obedience of Church to follow the teachings of Jesus and proclaim those teachings to others. The Church4must not be a reflection of society, but a reflection of Jesus Christ. The Church must proclaim the biblical view of human sexuality. The Church must also start to do the two most important commandments:
Jesus replied: "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments." (Matthew 22:37-40)The Church, who claims to love God, could do a lot better job of performing the second greatest commandment."
One of the authors of Raising Real Men wrote the following article entitled Real Men and Abortion. Here are a few excerpts:
"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 who came there. Although everyone had a different story, in many respects they boiled down to this: the baby’s father didn’t take responsibility."
"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 irresponsibility. 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?