In West Africa, a 20-year-old driver man threatened to shoot his 18-year-old girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion. Graphic Online reports that Komia Gamor, violently attacked Georgina Abaryitey and attempted to shoot her. Thankfully, someone nearby was able to stop him and Gamor was taken into custody.
The Chief Superintendent of Police, Abraham Acquaye, said the two claimed they had been lovers for the past three months. However, the couple slit up and separated when Gemor found out she was a few weeks pregnant.
Mr Acquaye said at about 5p.m. on April 5, this year, Gamor attended a naming ceremony at Omanjor near Accra with his new girlfriend and saw Georgina dancing at the ceremony with a man. Gamor tried to prevent Georgina from dancing with the other man but she would not budge.
He said later, Gamor called the woman aside and inquired about the pregnancy and when she insisted she was still keeping it, he (Gamor) pounced on her and beat her until they were separated by those around.
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But Gamor was said to have gone to his house at Ofankor and returned with a locally manufactured gun and started threatening to shoot the woman.
The incident brought the naming ceremony to an abrupt end.
Mr Acquaye said later, Gamor told the police he found the gun while he was weeding near his house at Ofankor and decided to keep it. Gamor has been charged with threat of death and possession of firearms without authority.
Although some people believe that forced abortion doesn’t occur 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 the United States 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
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.”