Coercion comes in many forms, often from all sides, whether from one's support network, deceptive experts or people in positions of authority, influence or power. Lost in the politics and rhetoric is the surprising, seldom-reported evidence that MOST, not some, abortions are unwanted or coerced. Many are deceptively informed or even forced. Coercion can take many forms, including undisclosed, misleading or false information about fetal development and alternatives. Coercion can escalate to violence. Homicide is the #1 killer of pregnant women.

Forced Abortion In America Facts:
  • 52% felt rushed, 54% uncertain,

  • 64% feel pressured to abort

  • 67% had NO counseling beforehand,

  • 79% were not told of available alternatives

  • 84% were not given enough information to make an informed choice.

  • Coercion can escalate to violence (see Forced Abortion in America report)

  • 65% suffer symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome

  • 31% suffered health complications, some of which are life-threatening

  • 65% higher risk of clinical depression

  • Death rates are 4.5 times higher

  • Suicide rates are 6 times higher

Reasons women give for having abortions:
    Forced by mother
    • Father opposed

    • 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 me

    • In 95% of all cases, the male partner played a central role in the decision.
    • 45% of men interviewed at abortion clinics recalled urging abortion, including 37% of married men.

    • In the above study, men justified being the primary decision

This collective portrait of coercion, discrimination, professional negligence,
deception, or force, is not a picture of "choice" in the authentic sense of the word.

One step taken to help prevent forced abortion is
The Prevention of Coerced and Unsafe Abortions Act which simply defines that it is an act of medical negligence not to make at least a good faith effort to screen for evidence of coercion. It further provides that only the woman can hold the abortion provider accountable for any failure to do proper screening. This act does not interfere with the private decision of a woman and her doctor. But it does allow women to better hold doctors accountable for providing adequate screening and counseling. Many abortion doctors and employees give women false or deceptive information about abortions and fetal development. Here is an undercover video from Live Action that gives an accurate and disturbing look at coercion from Planned Parenthood staff.

Live Action has produced several undercover videos of Planned Parenthood's negligence and manipulation. They have documented abuse cover ups, false medical information given to women, and even unveiled their history of harboring a racial agenda. Go to for more information.

Forced abortions are a real problem and a human tragedy. If you or someone you know is involved in a forced abortion please get help! Under no circumstances can ANYONE force you to have an abortion for any reason whatsoever. There is a Force Form that can protect you against forced abortions, this form is particularly successful and necessary if the pregnant woman is a minor. It was developed by and available through Life Dynamics. Here is a brief video describing how the form works.

When a woman is forced into an abortion or has no other options, then it is no longer a choice, it is a violation of her human rights. Know your rights. If you are suffering from post-abortion heartache, seek healing. Find hope through your local life affirming crisis pregnancy center or use this 24 hour helpline.

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