The Good Men Project’s Aaron Gouveia caused quite a media flurry a couple days ago when we published his video and essay, showing his confrontation with two protesters outside the abortion clinic where his wife was going through the procedure. Picked up by Rachel Maddow, Slate Magazine, and Salon (among others), his story is our most read article to date.
And rightly so. The debate surrounding abortion rights may be vitriolic at times, but it’s a subject that needs to be discussed. While we took the side of Gouveia and his wife, many disagree. For instance, here’s an excerpt from an article by Jill Stanek:
I cannot imagine the grief parents experience after receiving an adverse diagnosis like that, but the solution is never to kill their baby. While I have met many women who regretted killing their fatally ill babies, I have never met a mother who regretted carrying her dying child until natural delivery, even if her baby was born dead.
Of course there are the adverse psychological consequences of abortion. Gouveia and his wife may receive an emotional bump from all the pro-abort support now, but after the publicity has died away, they will be left with the cold hard fact that they killed their handicapped baby.
You can read the rest of the article on Opposingview’s website. So, readers: what do you think? Does Stanek have a point? Comments are welcome below.