If you believe abortion advocates, Roe has liberated women. In reality, legal abortion on demand has opened the door for the exploitation and abuse of women.
In one study, 64% of women who had abortions reported they had felt pressured or coerced by others.[i] In fact, murder is the leading cause of death among pregnant women.[ii] Here are just a few stories of women who have been exploited by legal abortion.[iii]
- In Arizona, a 13 year old girl was sexually abused by her 23 year old foster brother. He took her for an abortion, but Planned Parenthood did not report the abuse until he brought her back for a 2nd abortion after abusing her for another 6 months.
- In Baltimore, the father of three teenaged girls repeatedly raped the girls over the course of 9 years and covered up the rapes with at least 10 abortions.
- In Greensboro, Tanika Fox was shot in the head by her boyfriend. He admitted to killing her because she refused to have an abortion and he didn’t want to pay child support.[iv]
[i] VM Rue et. al., Induced abortion and traumatic stress: A preliminary comparison of American and Russian women, Medical Science Monitor. 10(10): SR5-16 (2004).
[ii] I.L. Horton and D. Cheng, Enhanced Surveillance for Pregnancy-Associated Mortality-Maryland, 1993-1998, JAMA 285(11): 1455-1459 (2001). J. McFarlane et. al., Abuse During Pregnancy and Femicide: Urgent Implications for Women's Health, Obstetrics & Gynecology. 100: 27-36 (2002).
[iii] http://www.stopforcedabortions.org/docs/ForcedAbortions.pdf. Accessed February 25, 2014
[iv] http://caselaw.findlaw.com/nccourtofappeals/1087964.html. Accessed February 25, 2014.