Women and girls who escaped from Islamic State terrorists (ISIS) are recounting the harrowing torture of being captured, sold as slaves, raped and forced to abort their unborn babies.
According to the Christian Post, young teens Helin, 15, and Takoshin, 14, were kidnapped by ISIS fighters three years ago. The two girls are free now; their terrorist captors recently abandoned them while fleeing Raqqa, Syria.
The Yazidi girls were sold as sex slaves before they even reached their teen years, according to the report. Helin said she was raped repeatedly and forced to abort three unborn babies.
“The worst man I had, the most evil, he was killed in an airstrike,” Helin said. “I thank God every day that he was killed. Now I want to see my family.”
Takoshin, who was kidnapped at age 11, said she was bought and sold 10 times. According to the report, she was forced to watch a 1-year-old Yazidi boy after ISIS fighters killed his parents. She said she considers herself to be the boy’s mother and hopes her family will let her keep him.
Last year, the New York Times published several accounts of women who were captured by ISIS fighters, sold into sex slavery, raped and then forced or pressured to abort their unborn babies.
Pregnant at the time of her capture, 20-year-old “H.” was repeatedly pressured to abort her child by the ISIS fighter who claimed her as his property. She said she was raped repeatedly, despite an Islamic law prohibiting sex with pregnant slaves.
The young woman said her abuser punched her in the stomach repeatedly. H said he also drove her to a hospital and demanded that she ask for an abortion, but she refused.
Later, H escaped by jumping over a wall. Smugglers hired by her family helped her escape ISIS territory and return home, according to the report. Two months later, she gave birth to a baby boy, the report states.
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A teenager referred to as “M” said she was sold into sex slavery seven times. One of the men who bought her forced her to take a morning after pill after her period was late, she said. M said she began bleeding soon after taking the pill. Some believe the morning after pill sometimes can cause early abortions.
In 2015, LifeNews reported more women’s stories of forced abortions under ISIS. A 21-year-old woman known as Bushra said her friend was three-months pregnant when she was captured by ISIS and forced to abort her unborn baby.
She explained: “One of my friends was pregnant. Her child was about three months in the womb. They took her into another room. There were two doctors and they did the abortion. Afterwards, they brought her back. I asked her what happened and how they did it. She said the doctors told her not to speak.”
Bushra said the abortion left the woman in so much pain that she could not talk or move. Later Bushra too was raped repeatedly and told that she had to leave everything behind to marry an ISIS fighter.
“They told us, ‘Give up your family, give up that you are Yazidi — you are now Muslims. We are going to marry you; each fighter will have one of you,’” Bushra said.
Another report in April 2015 found that doctors in the Middle East have been performing illegal abortions on girls as young as 9 after they were kidnapped and raped by ISIS fighters.