Do men suffer trauma after abortion?

Cradle My Heart Radio welcomes Kevin Burke Sunday June 9 at 9 pm ET

Kevin Burke

[UPDATE: podcast posted 6-10-13]

Women have been found to suffer the impact of trauma due to the abortion experience. But is the same thing true for men? After all, men do not experience the pregnancy physically and they generally are not present when the procedure happens.

KEVIN BURKE, MSS/LSW, MEV is a licensed social worker, Co-Founder of Rachel’s Vineyard Ministries and a Pastoral Associate of Priests for Life. He is a graduate of The Bryn Mawr Graduate School of Social Work. Kevin’s presentations address the effects of abortion on men, couples and families and effective post abortion ministry for Clergy and Counselors. And he is convinced that abortion may be extremely traumatic to men–leading to increased alcohol and substance abuse and a wide array of emotional problems up to and including suicide. Burke has written on the case of Steven Tyler from Aerosmith as a striking illustration of the dynamics of postabortion trauma in men:

Kevin’s experience includes serving as the administrator of Mother’s Home, a crisis pregnancy residence that provides housing, computer job training and programs for women and their children. Kevin also worked as a clinical social work supervisor for Catholic Social Services in Philadelphia.

From the publisher of Redeeming a Father’s Heart a postabortion Bible study for menbRedeemingAFathersHeart:

Redeeming A Father’s Heart presents the powerful stories of 10 courageous men with the common desire to present the truth of their abortion experience and the consequences of this life changing decision.  These accounts are inspirational  testimonies that journey deep into the heart of male post abortion pain…ultimately revealing the miraculous manifestation of God’s transforming power. After you read these stories you will have a greater understanding and appreciation of male post abortion grief. The stories in Redeeming A Father’s Heart provide a special roadmap for men and their loved ones, pointing the way to deeper understanding, hope and healing.

Join us for Cradle My Heart Radio as we welcome Kevin Burke Sunday June 9 at 9 pm ET

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