In a video entitled “The Apology,” three Christian men apologize to women for allowing them to have an abortion and for not putting up a fight “for the opportunity to save a child.”
The video, released by the faith-based Heroic Media, begins with melancholy music and features three men who lament that women in their lives have had abortions.
“I conceded to an abortion,” Pastor Shane Idleman says. “That decision still haunts me today.”
Against a montage of giggling, joyful children and babies, the men discuss how much they regret the decision and take responsibility for letting down God, women and their unborn children.
“I should’ve manned up and I should’ve fought for you and — I didn’t,” John Blandford says. “I didn’t.”
Then come the apologies to all women who have had an abortion, women who have been “subjected to such a terrible thing,” women who “no one tried to rescue,” and women who have “tried to hide this from everyone.”
“I’m sorry for men not taking a greater stand in this area,” Idleman says.
“I’m sorry that, I’m sorry that this is available,” Daniel Phillips says.
The men also share their hopes for the future.
“Somebody should’ve been there to rescue you, but you do have a rescuer,” Idleman says. “You don’t have to live in shame and darkness, you can run to God’s light.”
The video ends with Idleman informing women that under God’s mercy they could seek “repentance, if warranted.”
Watch the video below, via Heroic Media: