Steven Tyler, the front man for Aerosmith who has soared to new heights of fame on American Idol, has experienced post abortion trauma as a father who lost a child through abortion, according to Kevin Burke in an intriguing article in the National Review Online. Kevin Burke, LSW, is co-founder of Rachels Vineyard Ministries and a Pastoral Associate with Priests for Life.
Burke recounts how Tyler fathered children by several women, and kicked a massive drug habit in 1986. Burke argues in the article that post abortion trauma over the death of his son contributed to Tylers destructive behavior.
Here is an excerpt from the article:
Years later, when Tyler married, and he and his wife were expecting their first child, he was still haunted by the abortion: It affected me later. . . . I was afraid. I thought wed give birth to a six-headed cow because of what Id done with other women. The real-life guilt was very traumatic for me. Still hurts. At Rachels Vineyard Ministries, we often see men and women many years after their abortion, when they are ready to take a look at this secret and shadowy corner of their souls. Most people cannot make sense of the fragmented, disjointed pieces of their post-abortive lives until they attend a healing program. Tragically, the spin doctors of our pro-abortion culture work overtime to make sure that these connections are never made.
Steven Tyler is the father of Liv Tyler, who appeared as Arwen in the Lord of the Rings triology. Liv Tyler was born after the death of her half-brother by abortion. Christian Post