Whenever I attend the March for Life, I see them: the handful of men, bundled up in the cold, holding signs that say “I regret lost fatherhood.” They are heavily outnumbered by the surrounding women carrying “I regret my abortion” signs.
Jenny had made this
choice because of me. She had said that had she been in
love with me, she would have kept the baby. But she wasn’t,
and so she wouldn’t. “Love is either there, or it isn’t,” she
said. Those words endlessly repeated themselves in my
head, cutting each time like a razor blade.
I recommend this memoir to anyone involved in sidewalk advocacy, pregnancy options counseling, or post-abortion counseling. And I particularly recommend it to pro-life young men who are about to become, or have recently become, sexually active. As a woman, I’m very wary of dating “pro-choice” men, but at least I have the law on my side. Men, you don’t. Know what you’re getting into, understand the worst-case scenario, and keep Perry’s story in mind when considering potential partners. You do have a choice, but you must exercise it early. Choose wisely.
A Father’s Choice is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle format.