Today in Life News Julia Holcomb the one time partner of Steven Tyler tells her side of the story to her and Steven's abortion in 1975 and the impact it had for both of them.
May 4th Kevin Burke released an article through National Review outlining the pain of the post abortion trauma of Steven Tyler, front man for the legendary rock band Aerosmith.
In his article Kevin wrote, "Long before he won accolades as an American Idol judge, Steven Tyler was a bona-fide rock star, with all that that implied. In 1975, when he was in his late 20s and the lead singer for the band Aerosmith, Tyler persuaded the parents of his 14-year-old girlfriend, Julia Holcomb, to make him her legal guardian so that they could live together in Boston."
With the next paragraph he then shares, "When Miss Holcomb and Tyler conceived a child, his longtime friend Ray Tabano convinced Tyler that abortion was the only solution. In the Aerosmith “autobiography,” Walk This Way (in which recollections by all the band members, and their friends and lovers, were assembled by the author Stephen Davis), Tabano says: “So they had the abortion, and it really messed Steven up because it was a boy. He . . . saw the whole thing and it [messed] him up big time.”
The article which can be read in it's entirety here outlines the traumatic effect the decision abortion has on a man, specifically on one man Steven Tyler. Kevin does an amazing job at drawing out the full effect so many of us simply want to cover up.
Yet, the story does not end there...
Today in Life News Julia Holcomb, the woman Steven Tyler was with and the one Kevin Burke wrote of tells her side of the story. As we know, there are two sides to every coin.
Amazingly, with both articles you can see the dramatic impact men have in the precious decision for establishing fatherhood.
Please read Julia's response and think long and deep about the impact of men as father's in the lives of women and children and leave with this blog your thoughts on all that God imprints into your heart about men and their role.
Read Julia's response at Life News here.
"As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him;" Psalm 103:13(NIV)
Till next time,