By Sarah Terzo
Editor’s note. My family and I will be on our vacation through August 27. I will occasionally add new items but for the most part we will repost “the best of the best” — the stories our readers have told us they especially liked.
Jessica Stanton writes about a study on how postabortion women were coerced into abortions:
“In a study conducted by Dr. Angela Lanfranchi, Dr. Ian Gentles, and Dr. Elizabeth Ring–Cassidy published in 2013 in ‘Complications: Abortion’s Impact on Women’, the authors asked 101 women to share their abortion stories. When they were asked whether they were ‘coerced or pressured into having the abortion,’ 48% of the women answered, ‘Yes,’ and said that the pressure or coercion was in the form of violence or threat. Concerning adolescent abortion, 8% of minors whose parents learned about their pregnancies from a third-party felt forced to abort; 6% of that group stated they were subjected to physical violence.”
Jessica Stanton, “Protecting Women and Girls from Coerced Abortions,” The American Feminist Fall/Winter 2016.
Editor’s note. Sarah Terzo is the founder of Clinic Quotes where this appeared. It is reposted with permission.