This week, as LifeNews reported, a heartbreaking video went viral on social media. It shows a man screaming in agony as he pleads for his child’s life outside of an abortion clinic. The man is seen standing by the doors of the facility weeping and begging the mother not to “kill our baby.”
As LifeNews notes, John Ryan, a pro-life activist, originally posted the footage of the incident which reportedly took place at the ironically named “Hope Clinic For Women” in Granite City, Illinois. Here’s Ryan’s description:
Fathers Day weekend nightmare. This father is kneeling at the doors of this abortion mill crying out hysterically for the life of his child. His name is Tyler. Mothers name is Abby. Please pray for him. He said Abby has been abused in her life and one of those involved in the abuse, her stepmother, is the one that brought her here to kill their child. He said she has three other children at home including a 4 1/2-year-old who is very much aware that mom is pregnant and looking forward to the birth of her sibling. He said they planned this baby. The baby at risk is 12 weeks old. In the attached videos you can hear this father crying out for his child’s life. It is heartbreaking. This is what a real father does when his child is in imminent danger
We may prefer to believe that something unique or rare is depicted here, but we kid ourselves. It may be uncommon to see this sort of drama play out so publicly, but behind closed doors many men have tried with equal desperation to save the lives of their unborn children. And, like the man in the video, many have found that their pleas fall on deaf ears. Unborn children are silent victims, but they are not the only ones. Men are often forced to watch helplessly as their offspring are taken in for execution.