Let's Focus on Fatherhood

Type of Submission


Campus Venue

Dixon Ministry Center, Alumni Hall


Cedarville, OH

Start Date

4-10-2013 1:00 PM

End Date

4-10-2013 5:00 PM



Abortion Is one of the most controversial issues of our time. In America alone, it has featured prominently in nearly every political race since Roe v. Wade In 1973. What about other countries of the world? Abortion laws vary from place to place, but my focus is on the country of Mexico. Male dominance plays a powerful role in promoting the acceptability of abortion in Mexico; therefore the Roman Catholic Church should focus more on fatherhood in changing this social ethic. Abortion has always been illegal in Mexico. In April, 2007, that all changed. Why? The majority of Mexican gynecologists (85 percent) object to abortion. Then why was abortion made legal? This paper will address these questions, and propose a potential answer to the problem. Mexico Is a male-dominated society. Women do not have the same respect as men, nor are they able to make important decisions. Since the Roman Catholic Church is a dominant factor In Mexico, the church should challenge men to become better husbands and fathers. Research has shown that when the father supports a pregnancy, women are less likely to abort. A proactive Roman Catholic Church that could train men in their God-given role could reduce or even eliminate the problem of abortion in Mexico.

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Apr 10th, 1:00 PM Apr 10th, 5:00 PM

Let's Focus on Fatherhood

Cedarville, OH