"The issue of human life and its preservation and development is one that begins with conception and ends only when God calls a person back to himself in death. If we are consistent, then, we must be concerned about life from beginning to end. It is like a seamless garment; either it all holds together or eventually it all falls apart." Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, 1975

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Report: Coerced Abortion by Feminists for Nonviolent Choices

From:  Introduction

Report: Coerced Abortion


"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."

The situation Ashley faced is more common than many people realize. Although 64% of women presenting for post-abortive treatment report feeling coercion to abort2, 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.