New Elliot Institute Report Exposes America’s Forced Abortion Crisis
Many women are offered only one choice–abortion.
The epidemic of coerced, unwanted abortions is rarely reported. Yet every week, thousands of girls and women face threats and abuse from people who want them to abort without regard for their own feelings or desires.
A homeless woman was denied shelter until she submitted to an unwanted abortion … a teen was ridiculed by a school counselor and bussed to the abortion clinic … a daughter was pushed into an abortion clinic at gunpoint by her mother … a girlfriend was injected with an abortifacient outside a parking garage … a 13-year-old was returned to her molester after her abortion … three sisters were raped repeatedly by their father and forced into abortions for nearly a decade … a wife miscarried after her husband jumped on her stomach to force an abortion … a waitress was fired after she became pregnant.
The headlines above represent just a few of the many women who were offered only one choice–abortion. They are just a few of the hundreds of appalling stories of abuse, violence, and manipulation that are found in the Elliot Institute’s 21-page special report, Forced Abortion in America.
Forced Abortion in America is part of a larger series of materials being prepared by the Elliot Institute examining ways in which legalized abortion has exposed women to unwanted, unnecessary, and dangerous abortions. It includes citations to research showing that 30 to 60 percent of women having abortions feel pressured to do so by other persons. The free special report includes numerous examples of girls and women who were forced to undergo unwanted abortions by parents, sexual molesters, school officials, employers, and others.
The report also examines how pregnant women who refuse to abort face increasing levels of abuse and violence intended to intimidate them or cause them to miscarry. This violence against pregnant women has escalated to the point that the leading cause of death among pregnant women today is homicide.
Dozens of cases of women who have been shot, stabbed, choked, burned, or bombed for refusing to abort are also included in the report. You can download this free report here.
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Originally published in The Post-Abortion Review 12(2) July-Sept. 2004. Copyright 2004 Elliot Institute.