Police in western Uganda are investigating the death of a pregnant mother who allegedly was stabbed to death by her boyfriend after she refused to abort their unborn baby.
The body of Brendah Atuhaire, 18, of Bukwali, was found Thursday in a house in a pool of blood and a knife was next to her, the Daily Monitor reports. She was reported to be about three months pregnant.
Fort Portal police said the boyfriend admitted that he got into a fight with Atuhaire after she refused to have an abortion. According to police, they found him trying to commit suicide; he currently is in the hospital.
Neighbors said they heard the couple fighting often and their fights usually had to do with the boyfriend not providing for his family, according to the report.
Violence and abortion frequently are connected, and, as horrific as they are, forced and coerced abortions are not uncommon. As LifeNews previously reported, one study found that as many as 64 percent of post-abortive women say they felt pressure to have an abortion.
Studies of victims of sex trafficking indicate they often are pressured or forced to abort their unborn babies so they can continue working. Sexual abuse victims also sometimes are forced into abortions by abusers who want to cover up their crime. In other cases, women are abused or even killed when they refuse to end their unborn babies’ lives.
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LifeNews has been keeping track of crime stories involving allegations of forced and coerced abortions, as well as abuse connected with women who refuse to abort their unborn babies. They include:
India – Teacher Rapes 13-Year-Old Student, Then Forces Her to Have Abortion
England – Pastor Raped Multiple Women and Children From His Congregation, Forced Them to Have Abortions
Wales – Man Brutally Strangles His Pregnant Girlfriend and Demands She Get an Abortion
Texas – Man Jailed for Life After Killing His Pregnant Girlfriend Because She Wouldn’t Abort Their Baby
California – Man Forced His Girlfriend at Gunpoint at Take Drugs to Kill Her Baby in Abortion
Wisconsin – Man Allegedly Slipped Abortion Drugs into Pregnant Girlfriend’s Drink
England – Man Tries to Force Girlfriend to Abort Their Disabled Baby: “It Would be Cruel to Have a Baby Like That”
Indiana – Teen Kills Pregnant Girlfriend After She Waited Too Long to Get Abortion: “I Took Action, I Took Her Life”
Tennessee – Man Kills Girlfriend and 4-Month Old Baby, She Refused to Abort So He Could Escape Child Support
New York – Attacker Kills Woman 5 Months Pregnant, New York’s New Abortion Law Says Her Baby Isn’t a Human Being
Utah – Man Reportedly Killed His Pregnant Ex-Girlfriend Because She Refused to Have Abortion
Virginia – Doctor Convicted of Spiking Pregnant Girlfriend’s Drink with Abortion Drugs
Hawaii – Man Stabs His Girlfriend More Than Two Dozen Times Because She Refused an Abortion
California – Man Hired Hitman to Kill His Girlfriend and Unborn Son Because She Refused Abortion
Florida – Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Tricking Pregnant Girlfriend into Taking Abortion Drugs
Norway – Man Convicted of Killing Unborn Baby after Slipping Abortion Drugs into Girlfriend’s Drink
Indiana – Man Charged with Attempted Feticide for Allegedly Spiking Girlfriend’s Drink with Abortion Herbs
New York – Man Convicted of Attempted Murder after Secretly Giving Girlfriend Abortion Drugs
Pennsylvania – Abortion Doc Allegedly Tried to Force His Girlfriend to Abort Their Baby, Then Beat Her When She Refused
Colorado – Man Uses a Skewer to Force His Girlfriend to Abort After She Refuses Demand to Have an Abortion
Indiana – Man Tries to Force Pregnant Girlfriend to Have Abortion By Poisoning Her Drink
England – Man Jailed for Tying Up His Girlfriend, Forcing Abortion Drugs Into Her Vagina