Her Foster Father Raped Her When She Was 11, Then Forced Her to Have an Abortion

International   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Feb 16, 2015   |   2:26PM   |   London, England

In the late 1970’s, Esther Grace was repeatedly raped by her foster father in England. Her father, who she’s agreed not to name, was a former serviceman who abused her as well as other children by groups of military officers. Tragically, when Esther was 11 her father got her pregnant and then forced her to have a “backstreet abortion.” Now Esther is 46-years-old and her claims are being investigated by police. Authorities are also investigating historical VIP pedophile rings at military bases.

Esther said, “They were like wild beasts and the fact that I was just a child seemed not to make any difference whatsoever. These were men, mostly in ­uniforms, with cut-glass accents and an authoritative manner about them. Yet what they did to me was the worst thing imaginable and it ­happened on numerous occasions.”

In 2009, Esther published a book her horrific upbringing in a book titled, Nowhere To Belong under the pen name Harmony Brookes.

Esther shared more with the Daily Express about her childhood. She said, “I would always be driven at night when it was pitch black outside so I could never get my ­bearings. The first time I remember being brought to the base was when I was about 10. It was in the countryside and very cold and sterile but I can’t remember anything more than that.

When I got there, I’d be ushered through to living quarters where there would be groups of men standing around. Most times there would be other children as well. I remember one man in particular. He was tall, seemed to be well-­educated in the way he spoke and acted and smelled of tar soap.”


She concluded, “He would abuse me in a small bedroom that, like the base, seemed very draughty and dull. I’d see him on other occasions at other places outside the base. He knew my foster father who was a former military man. The abuse on the base happened four or five times a year until I was in my mid-teens.”

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A representative from Abney Garsden solicitors, a legal firm representing Esther, said, “Our client was a ­vulnerable child in the care system who was ­brutally abused. She complained to the authorities at the time but nothing was done.”

Although some people believe that forced abortion doesn’t occur in the United States, statistics prove otherwise. In fact, as LifeNews previously reported, as many as 64% of women say they have felt pressure to have an abortion. 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.”

Usually boyfriends, husbands, abusers 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; unbelievably, her mother even spoke of slipping her an abortion drug without her knowledge.