WARNING: This news story contains graphic descriptions.
A new report reveals the horrific account of an Afghanistan man who allegedly tortured and mutilated his pregnant wife and killed their unborn child.
The Deccan Chronicle reports the man, identified only as Sarbaland, is being accused of attacking his wife while she was six months pregnant, along with his mother and sister. Sarbaland fled the scene after the attack, and police are still looking for him, according to the report.
Here’s more from the report:
Soon after the attack, the victim was admitted to a nearby hospital in Kunduz province. Medics said that the victim was lucky to be alive after the savage attack.
In her statement to the police, the victim’s mother said that the accused had called her up to inform her that he had tortured her daughter.
“I have killed your daughter… come and take her,” the accused was quoted as saying by the victim’s mother.
Describing the moment of horror, the victim told the police that her husband and in-laws tied her with a rope before beating her senseless with a wooden stick. The accused cut her hair with a pair of scissors and shaved a part of her head.
Condemning the brutal incident, the head of Takhar’s Woman Affairs department said that the victim had lost her unborn child in the attack.
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“Gynaecologists are overseeing her treatment; their examinations show that the infant has also been lost due to… violence,” one of the doctors said.
According to the report, the 21-year-old woman’s attackers also mutilated her genitals to cause the death of her unborn child. At six months gestation, the unborn child probably could have lived outside the womb with proper medical care.
The sickening account is a reminder of how men sometimes use abortion to control and abuse women and kill their unborn children. Early feminist Alice Paul recognized this a century ago when she described abortion as “the ultimate exploitation of women.”
In a column at LifeNews, pro-life writer Cassy Fiano explained how men can use abortions to manipulate and control: “Abortion is a perfect tool for them to use in order to use women for sex whenever they want, and avoid any potential consequences or repercussions for their actions. The only person who has to do anything is the woman. The slimeball doesn’t have to undergo an invasive medical procedure, after all. He doesn’t have to deal with the many physical and emotional risks that come with abortion. That all falls onto the woman’s shoulders. Abortion is an easy way out for him.”
In the U.S., LifeNews has reported several accounts of men who violently killed their unborn children after their partners refused to have abortions. “Bro-choice” bloggers also have posted disgusting articles online teaching other men how to pressure or force women to abort their unborn babies.
Studies also indicate that for many women, their abortions were not their choice. A 2009 study from the Elliot Institute found that as many as 64 percent of women say they felt pressure to have an abortion, and the pressure often comes from a partner or spouse. The study also documented cases of violence against women who refused to have abortions.
This mounting evidence reveals that abortion is not empowering to women, as abortion activists claim. In many cases, abortion is used to exploit and abuse women and their unborn children.