Studies show that over 64% of women who have abortions are coerced, pressured, or forced to do so by others. In some cases, women are even told they will be killed if they refuse to have an abortion. A recent example in the United Kingdom demonstrates how serious this problem has become.
A 14-year old girl was repeatedly raped and after she became pregnant, was told she would be killed if she didn’t have an abortion. The schoolgirl, known as Jane, was living with her parents in Rotherham when she was attacked.
At first, the abuser approached her on the street and started up friendly conversation. He even bought her food and clothes, but then he began sneaking into her bedroom window to have sex with her while her parents were sleeping in the next room.
‘I had the abortion and I was put in care to keep us apart. He would drive up and down outside my home. It was like he was stalking me.’
Just six months later, and living with foster parents, the abuser tracked her down and she fell pregnant again at the age of 15.
The man allowed her to keep the baby provided she became a Muslim and describes having to ‘eat what he did. No bacon, and he talked to me about his religion for hours.’
The pair lost contact for two years while her abuser was in jail for attacking another man.
It was only years later that Jane was told by a social worker that she had been abused and learnt that she had not been his only victim.
She told the Sunday Mirror that during her ordeal she was failed twice by police who did not investigate her abuse.
The newspaper says more than 100 teenagers may have conceived during rapes.
Jane’s story comes after an explosive report which revealed child sexual exploitation in the town had an ‘absolutely devastating’ effect on the estimated 1,400 victims between 1997 and 2013.
Unfortunately, the pro-abortion movement has difficulty acknowledging that children are often forced to abort to cover up the actions of their abusers. It wasn’t until Jane was in her thirties that she shared her story. And just like her, many women do share what happened to them until decades later, if at all.
According to professor Alexis Jay, the author of the Rotherham sex abuse report, there is an epidemic of sexual exploitation of young girls in ‘every town and village’ in the country. Since 2002, Jay revealed that at least 1,400 children in Rotherham – some as young as 11 – were raped systematically by gangs of men. Sadly, this may mean that more forced abortion stories have yet to surface out of the U.K.