A Report As Timely as Ever
“In my heart, I was like…‘I can’t lie there and have them kill my baby. I can’t do it.’ And I called [my boyfriend] and I told him, and with choice words he said, ‘No, you’re going to do this. You don’t have a choice. This is what’s going to happen.’ He drove me to the abortion clinic.” –Ashley1
The situation Ashley faced is more common than many people realize. Although 64% of women presenting for post-abortive treatment report feeling coercion to abort, the topic remains under-researched. This report examines the prevalence of coerced abortion and the situations that contribute to its existence, as well as examining what legal measures are in place to protect women from coercion and/or abuse.
Feminists for Nonviolent Choices is a pro-life, pro-woman organization that seeks to open minds to its philosophy of pro-life feminism: the belief that all people, by virtue of their human dignity, have a right to live without violence from conception to natural death. Coercing women to abort through violence, the threat of violence, or exercising other forms of control over women to coerce them to abort is a clear violation of a woman’s right to live free from compulsion or fear.
See the full report for more. This work was compiled by an intern with Feminists for Nonviolent Choices. If you are interested in interning with us, check out the intern page or contact us for more information.