She and her fiance‚ had moved in together to save money for their wedding and were five months away from the big day when she realized she was pregnant.
“I felt like all my dreams and hopes were crashing down. I couldn’t be pregnant in my wedding dress. What would my parents think? How was I going to tell them?”
Sutcliffe said fear drove her to go to a clinic. About six or seven weeks pregnant, she received one pill to take immediately, and another to take at home.
Pro-life activist and memorial organizer Stephanie Gray with Father Matthew To and speaker Elizabeth Sutcliffe.
Her child died and her body expelled it the next day. “I was alone in a corporate bathroom
in downtown Vancouver when my baby was aborted. That medical abortion is one of the most traumatic, because typically women are alone when it happens, as I was.” More
Father’s Days allow us to focus in a special way on the unique experience of abortion loss suffered by men, and the personal costs and effects on marriage and family life. Father’s Day can be a painful and confusing time for many because it touches on a core issue of denial and repression of this loss…the rejection of the unique fatherhood of that unborn child who is missing from the family celebration. More
Michael Addis, Ph.D., writing in Atlantic magazine reveals a life threatening problem for men. You are probably thinking; prostate cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes?
Dr. Addis writes of a different kind of disease that can strike men. This sickness lies deep in the recesses of the male psyche that features a self inflicted shame-based silence. This silence leaves men isolated and vulnerable to choosing death rather than revealing their secret areas of pain to a family member, colleague or friend. MORE