Promoting Abortion Will Increase, Not End, Violence Against Women

The past days have brought a lot of focus on the topic of women and violence, due to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, which is meeting in New York under the theme of preventing violence against women.

Unfortunately, abortion advocates have lost no time in using the occasion to lobby for the expansion of abortion worldwide under the guise of “reproductive rights.” One UN report went so far as to claim that countries that restrict abortion are allowing the “torture and ill-treatment” of women.

But a panel of scientists meeting in New York last week presented scientific evidence showing abortion is “a form of growing violence against women and girls.” According to a news release about the event, “indiscriminate practice of abortion is significantly correlated with coercion, a history of sexual abuse, violence during pregnancy, intimate partner violence, and with psychological consequences that may lead to suicide.”

The scientists, from the United States, Ireland, and Chile, discussed recent research showing that:

  • A significant and growing proportion of induced abortions occur due to coercion by the intimate partner of the pregnant woman.
  • A history of sexual abuse and violence is a risk factor for abortion and subsequent mental health problems.
  • There is a significant correlation between the increase in the number of abortions and an increase in the rate of homicides against women versus those against men.
  • There is an important correlation between the increase of abortions and the suicide rate of women of childbearing age.

The truth is that, as the round-up of articles below shows, abortion leads to fewer rights for women and girls and more ill-treatment and abuse. Read on and share the articles with others to learn about the real atrocities inflicted on women as a result of abortion.

Learn More:

Violence Against Women
Forced Abortion in America Special Report
Concealing Sex Trafficking: Failure to Report Sex Crimes May Also Hide Human Trafficking
Not Just China & India: Sex-Selection Abortions Spreading Around the World

Clinic Coercion
Special Report on Coercion in the Abortion Industry
Forced to Abort? Don’t Count on Clinics to Help
A Generation at Risk: How Teens Are Manipulated and Coerced Into Abortion

Women’s Health & Well-Being
New Study Links Multiple Abortions, Preterm Birth
Multiple Abortions Increase Risk of Maternal Death: New Study
Higher Death Rates After Abortion Found in U.S., Finland and Denmark: Studies Find Abortion Is Not Safer Than Childbirth
Most Studies Show Abortion Linked to Increased Mental Health Problems

Empower Women, Not the State
Prevention of Coerced and Unsafe Abortion Act

Downloadable Educational Materials:
Forced Abortion Fact Sheet
Forced Abortion Flyer
Portraits of Coercion

Get Help:
Center Against Forced Abortions (legal help)
Help During Pregnancy
Help After Abortion


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