The LA Times had a good article on men and the aftermath of abortions.
One of the major lies of the abortion movement is that there is nothing to feel guilty about, because abortion isn’t immoral. But even if you repeat it over and over, deep down people know there is something wrong with it.
Pro-choicers may claim that people feel guilty because others make them feel guilty. There could be an element of truth to that. But abortion is legal and 90% of the media are strongly pro-choice, so why would the “minority” view have such an impact? Pro-choicers try to claim we are anti-women. I suppose that could make me feel guilty, but I know what a joke that attack is. I also don’t feel guilty about eating meat, regardless of what PETA says.
Typically, people feel guilty because the are guilty. Rationalize all you like, but you can’t run away from it.Consider how great works of literature explored this theme (e.g., Macbeth, Crime and Punishment, The Tell-tale Heart).
The good news is that there is forgiveness and healing in Jesus. One of the most important things that pro-life groups and pregnancy centers do is offer post-abortion trauma counseling. It is a shame that more churches don’t offer it. They tend to be at the extremes of pretending it isn’t a sin (so who would need counseling for it?) and thinking it is an unforgivable sin. Both are lies.
If you need help, I encourage you to search for “post abortion trauma” on the web, or contact your local crisis pregnancy center. Here’s one site to get you started – Healing Hearts.