#ShoutYourAbortion? 64% Of Women Who Have Abortions Are Coerced Into It
A new hashtag campaign was begun in order to encourage women that abortions are the best thing since sliced bread, but there’s one little statistic that puts the entire debate into perspective.
It’s this one:
64% of women who have abortions say they were pressured into it. #ShoutYourAbortion is a cry of oppression, not freedom.
— el ¡Soopèr! ن (@SooperMexican) September 22, 2015
Boy, they did NOT appreciate my attempt to enlighten their worldview with some facts.
Not surprisingly, no one could produce a citation for their doubt in that statistic, they just denied it out of their fetishizing of abortion.
Well here’s the citation:
Forced Abortions In America
See the full report here.
In a national study of women, 64% of those who aborted felt pressured to do so by others.1 This pressure can become violent.2 65% suffered symptoms of trauma.1 In the year following an abortion, suicide rates are 6-7 times higher.3
Forced Non-Choice …. “I’ll blow her brains out.”
Intense pressure to abort can come from husbands, parents, doctors, partners, counselors, or close friends and family. They may threaten or blackmail a woman into abortion. These are not idle threats. Coercion can escalate to violence. Women who resist abortion have been beaten, tortured and killed. One husband jumped on his wife’s stomach to force an abortion. A mother forced her daughter at gunpoint to go to the abortion clinic. A woman was forcibly injected by the baby’s father with an abortifacient drug.2
Unwanted Non-Choice … Their Choice, Not Hers.
Reasons women give for having abortions:
Forced by mother
Husband or boyfriend persuaded me
No other option given
Would have been kicked out
Loss of family’s support
Lack of support from society
Clinic persuaded me4
In 95% of all cases, the male partner plays a central role in the decision.5 Of men interviewed at abortion clinics 45% recalled urging abortion, including 37% of married men.6 Many of these men reported being justified in being the primary decision maker in the decision to have the abortion.6
And that’s not from a crazy right-wing nutjob site (like mine is), it’s from PublicEye.com, which is a pro-abortion “reproductive rights” group!!
So suck on that, baby-killers.
Further, look at that last stat – if in 95% of all cases the male partner plays the “central role” in the decision, wouldn’t a supposed feminist be wary when the vast majority of women who have abortions weren’t “choosing” it independently from her male partner? Seems like the pro-feminist position would be pro-life.