Skip to comments.Shotgun abortions replacing shotgun weddings of the past
Posted on 04/05/2014 10:57:09 PM PDT by Morgana
On her recent visit to China, Michelle Obama said nothing about the suffering of women who have undergone forced abortions there. Could part of the reason she did not venture to say anything be that unwanted, coerced abortion, though not as overtly sponsored, is becoming an increasing threat in this country?
CHINA_ABORTIONSocial mores change. Shotgun weddings have recently been declared a thing of the past, yet like a force- sucking vacuum, that void was filled by what amounts to shotgun abortions. Cultural expectations have morphed sufficiently that fertility is now conventionally viewed as life leaching. Rivaling the dictate to wed, this new dictate to abort employs subtle and not-so-discrete force. Coercion is used in legal terminology and in this case denotes abortions committed under duress, abortions done with a lack of informed consent or compelled by someone holding a position of authority or power, and there are dozens of such cases.
Dont throw your life away: teens most vulnerable to abortion steering
Teens are the least likely to be informed and the most impressionable, believing the success-requires- abortion mantra of those claiming superior wisdom as being older or in positions of authority, and conventional wisdom has it that teens will suffer inordinately unless they get an abortion. For them, theres very little choice involved, and 64% of abortions occurring in this country are unwanted.
This is especially striking as women under 30 account for the vast majority of abortions: teens make up 18% of all abortions while women in their 20s fill in 58% of abortions.
The examples of abortion steering fill headlines:
Doctors who perform abortions despite a womans protestations Public school; government workers; university funding and promotion of abortion projects, internships,and exhibits; and Planned Parenthood marketing that targets college students Employers who threaten job loss if abortion not sought Parents or those posing as parents Boyfriends who initiate girls into sex and later force abortion to cover their tracks
In addition to the many cases of thinly-veiled abortion steering, there have also been cases of outright violence toward the pregnant woman as well as cases of giving the woman abortion-causing drugs without her consent. The worst instances of shotgun abortions force women against their will, even ending in the murder of both mother and baby.
One of the egregious effects of abortion steering is failing to secure any informed consent or to screen for coercion, leading to an increase in violence toward women and making forced abortion the unacknowledged back up of choice. Few are aware of the legal restrictions to forced abortion or have access to the necessary forms in time of crisis. No longer can Americans declare forced abortion a China problem without recognizing coerced abortion is prevalent in this country as well.
I give it a matter of time until women start aborting instead of getting married (with the man involved pressuring his significant other to end up getting an abortion) and from then on out, more horribly damaged women. No more couples marrying to ‘do the right thing,’ but instead an abortion and couples deciding to break up after an interval.
What is wrong that women still don’t use birth control?
I was once with a pro-life prayer group outside an abortion center in NYC and I saw a woman screaming at and forcing her crying teenage daughter to go into the center. She was literally dragging her.
Needless to say, the police (there to make sure we prolifers didn’t go on a rampage...) did nothing, even though this was clearly child abuse and physical violence.
This probably happens every day, all over the country.