Men & Abortion

Fathers are likely to play an important part in the decision of an abortion. The scenarios for men are many and varied, such as encouraging or passively accepting abortion, abandoning the mother, or unsuccessfully opposing abortion. Each circumstance leaves its own potential legacy of hurt and pain (see common symptoms below). This lost fatherhood experience is different, but equally important to acknowledge as lost motherhood.

Project Joseph©

To address this unique need, the Healing after Abortion Ministry created Project Joseph, an outreach for men, lead by men, in both English and Spanish.


English: February 17-18 | August 24-25 
Español:  21-22 de septiembre

Contact us to register for a retreat or for more information:
English:  | 469-720-2273 (CARE) 
Spanish:  | 469-605-7262 (SANA)

"No one thinks the man is affected at all.  He's not pregnant.  He doesn't undergo the procedure.  He's physically whole and never even has to meet the abortionist.  No one thinks he feels any pain at all... except any other man who's been through it.  Personally, I didn't think I needed the help.  I thought I'd already dealt with it as well as I was going to.  I thought that I was at peace with it.  These kind people helped me find and deal with pain I didn't know I still carried.  Regrets and grief were finally allowed to surface, where I could acknowledge and deal with them.  The old wound was able to heal after all these years." – Retreat Testimonial


  • Excessive anger
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Mood swings
  • Low self-esteem
  • Feelings of helplessness
  • Feelings of powerlessness
  • Worrying
  • Sadness
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Guilt
  • Shame
  • Fear of failures in work, school, sports, competition, as a father, as a husband, as a friend, sexual function, etc.
  • Numbness
  • Sense of worthlessness
  • Sense of damaged manliness
  • Objectifying women
  • Suicidal thoughts 
  • Attention-deficit
  • Promiscuity/affairs
  • Impotence
  • Lack of trust
  • Insomnia
  • Nightmares
  • Isolation
  • Avoidance
  • Risk-taking
  • Substance abuse
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Addiction  
  • Violence 
  • Lack of intimacy
  • Pornography
  • Irresponsibility
  • Drive to succeed
  • Workaholism
  • Lack of direction and goals
  • Unable to bond with living children
  • Defensiveness on the topic of abortion


Project Joseph©
English:  | 469-720-2273 (CARE) 
Spanish:  | 469-605-7262 (SANA)