My husband gave me an ultimatum: go and get an abortion or he would leave. As the sole parent’s pension was an absolute pittance in those days, I felt that I had no choice… Inside myself I was thinking, “Oh, please don’t let this happen – I want to keep this child; I think it will be a boy, a little brother for my daughter. I wish my husband would accept this child too and not make me have it aborted.” Each night when my husband came home from work, I begged him, “Please don’t make me have an abortion. Please don’t make me kill our child. Please, why can I just have this baby?
A woman describes being coerced into abortion. After she aborted her baby, their marriage later broke up anyway.
Melinda Tankard Reist Giving Sorrow Words: Women’s Stories of Grief after Abortion (Springfield, IL: Acorn Books, 2007) 25
Women being pressured to abort by their partners is very common. In fact, one study shows that 64% of women going in for an abortion had been coerced and were not making the choice completely by their own free will. This is not “choice” like the feminists say. Read more about coerced abortion here.
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