Joseph Randle from the Dallas Cowboys tried to pay his girlfriend, Dalia Jacobs, 20,000 to abort their unborn child. However, Jacobs refused and is now going after Randle for child support.
According to TMZ Sports, Jacobs has filed court papers in Kansas demanding that Randle give over more than $5,000 per month to help pay for their 1-year-old son.
Jacobs says Randle hasn’t been involved in their child’s life and made it clear from the beginning that he was not supportive of her pregnancy. Dalia’s attorney, Charlie O’Hara, said, “When she told him she was pregnant, he offered her $5,000 … then $10,000 … followed by $20,000 to have the child aborted.”
Last weekend, Jacobs called police from a hotel in Wichita claiming Randle had a gun and that she was in fear for her life. Randle was arrested for marijuana possession but police are still investigating the allegations of domestic violence. When TMZ Sports reached out to Randle and his representatives, Randle’s lawyer said he wasn’t involved in the hotel incident but didn’t comment on the child support problems.
Unfortunately, forced abortions do occur in the United States at a staggering rate; and usually boyfriends, husbands and even parents initiate coercion.
For example, a 16-year-old girl who was 10-weeks pregnant won a case in Texas Family Court after her parents forced her to get an abortion. When the girl’s parents found out she was pregnant, they took measures to make her life miserable unless she agreed to have the abortion. They took away her phone and her car; they took her out of school; they forced her to get two jobs. The parents subjected the girl to verbal and physical threats; her mother even spoke of slipping her an abortion drug without her knowledge.
The Elliot Institute, an Illinois-based organization that researches abortion’s impact on women, finds that as many as 64% of women say they have felt pressure to have an abortion. As LifeNews previously reported, Elliot Institute director David Reardon, who co-authored a Medical Science Monitor study of American and Russian women with the 64 percent figure, said, “In many of the cases documented for our ‘Forced Abortion in America’ report, police and witnesses reported that acts of violence and murder took place after the woman refused to abort or because the attacker didn’t want the pregnancy.”
He concluded, “Even if a woman isn’t physically threatened, she often faces intense pressure, abandonment, lack of support, or emotional blackmail if she doesn’t abort. While abortion is often described as a ‘choice,’ women who’ve been there tell a very different story.”