We’re supposed to believe both that women never flinch when considering abortions and that they can’t buy their own birth control. New research shows that’s absurd.
One would think any large movement that styles itself “pro-choice” would want to ensure its beneficiaries are in fact free to choose and well-informed about the implications of those choices.
One might think that unless, of course, one were dealing with an abortion industry whose goal is not “choice” at all, but delivering as many abortions as possible.
Why else would the industry try so hard to downplay the problem of coerced abortions? Why is it so hard for them to have any sympathy for a young girl who gets pregnant, who is scared and confused and hears from a boyfriend or family member, “You’re PREGNANT?!? Get rid of it NOW!” Maybe it’s a boyfriend who doesn’t relish the thought of 18 years of child support. Maybe it’s a mother who thinks she is too young to be a grandmother. Maybe it’s a father who is ashamed of having a slut for a daughter.
The pressure can be intense, involving the threat of violence, abandonment, shunning, and expulsion from the home. It might just be a barrage of yelling and screaming. It is extremely hard for a young woman who is already going through the hormonal changes of pregnancy—morning sickness, fatigue, dizziness, nausea—to stand up to such abuse.
Women Are Pressured into Abortions