Update: R. Kelly has been found guilty on all charges. CNN reported: “Kelly faced a total of nine counts — one count of racketeering, with 14 underlying acts that included sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and sex trafficking charges, and also eight additional counts of violations of the Mann Act, a sex trafficking law […] In all, Kelly could face decades in prison at sentencing, which is scheduled for May 4.”
Making major headlines this week is the trial of R. Kelly, a famous R&B artist who is accused of a lengthy list of crimes including racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor, and sexual trafficking. Among the allegations also lurks his use of abortion as a cover-up for sex crimes against minors.
NPR reported on the trial and included a few of the specific accusations against Kelly; unfortunately, this article is one of the least graphic in circulation this week. Kelly is accused of some highly disturbing abusive behavior towards countless women in his life (many of whom are or were underage).
We wish this type of behavior was an isolated incident, but the link between abortion and abusive men is prolific and indisputable. In fact, Kelly’s trial isn’t even the only story in the news this week about men trying to coerce women into abortion.
Abortion Coercion is Rampant Among Celebrities
NHL player Evander Kane, who seems to have quite a few publicly messy attributes, is now being sued by a woman named Hope Parker after he failed to pay her a promised $2 million after aborting their third baby. The Athletic reported: “According to bankruptcy court documents, Parker allegedly aborted a fetus conceived with the hockey player twice before, and Kane paid her $125,000 for the second abortion.” Parker went through with the third abortion but did not receive $2 million from the now-bankrupt hockey player, whose teammates are said to dislike him so much that they want him traded from the San Jose Sharks.
In the summer of 2019, SFLA wrote about the abortion coercion attempts of Mike Fleiss, the creator of ‘The Bachelor’ franchise. Upon news of his wife Laura’s second pregnancy, Fleiss supposedly demanded she go to an abortion facility and pay to kill their second child, becoming enraged and violent when she refused. He was accused of physical and verbal aggression towards her (some of which was caught on camera).
It’s a Problem Everywhere
The lives of celebrities are easy to place under a spotlight and examine. But the sins of the famous are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to abortion coercion.
Because not every abusive man is a celebrity, many are able to fly under the radar. It’s the primary reason that parental notification laws for abortion are so important. A shockingly large percentage of pregnant minors are impregnated by adult men. Parental notification is a measure that helps prevent the continued abuse of minor women and prevents abusers from using abortion to cover up their crimes.
In Illinois, one of the most pro-abortion states in America, a survivor of sex trafficking implored legislators to instate a parental notification law for abortion, saying: “I was raped at 11 years old. I started being trafficked as a young teen. Our traffickers made us get abortions. Had my parent been notified…my mother would have known what city I was in. She would have known what street I possibly would have been near. She could have contacted law enforcement and then the mitigation of the issues I suffered my entire life.”
Reprotection, a pro-life investigative group, wrote recently about how abortion facilities have been complicit in aiding abusers who cover up sex crimes (including statutory rape) with abortion. They wrote: “One particular industry is uniquely capable of catching sex criminals in the act and saving young women from dangerous situations… yet they choose to look the other way in exchange for cash. The abortion industry is regularly suspected of and caught covering up for pimps, men guilty of incest and statutory rape, and other abusers.” It’s clear the odds are stacked heavily against women.
Chemical Abortion Makes it Even Worse
The FDA and pro-abortion legislators are currently working hard to strip safety regulations from RU-486 chemical abortion pills, making it as easy as possible for abusers to obtain and use them to cover up sex crimes or induce abortions against the will of the mother. The pills are dangerous for women in more ways than one.
Stories abound of duty-shirking fathers slipping abortion drugs to their pregnant partners without their knowledge. Earlier this year, a man in Japan was arrested for succeeding in aborting his child by slipping drugs to the mother in 2020. In America, A Wisconsin man was accused of slipping abortion drugs in his pregnant girlfriend’s drink in March 2020. An ex-Trump campaign staffer allegedly did the same in his girlfriend’s drink in September 2018. And a doctor in D.C. allegedly spiked his ex-girlfriend’s drink with the same drug in May 2018; he got 3 years in prison.
It Has to Stop
Coerced abortion is illegal. R. Kelly, Evander Kane, Mike Fleiss, and every unnamed abortion coercer should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. No mother, regardless of her situation, should feel pressured or even threatened to abort her child. It’s one thing for a man to forcibly take a woman to an abortion facility to undergo a surgical abortion; all chemical abortion (and its online sale) does is make it easier for abusive men to kill their preborn children against the mother’s wishes. Abortion is profoundly anti-woman.
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