Abortion is a violent act that begets even more violence against mothers and their unborn babies.
Though abortion is often marketed as a woman’s “choice,” the legalization of it has made it acceptable, even mandatory in some people’s minds. And so instead of “choice,” some women are forced to abort their unborn babies against their will – or abused if they resist.
On Monday in India, a husband and wife were arrested for allegedly strangling their pregnant daughter after she refused to have an abortion, Telangana Today reports.
According to Shanti Nagar police, the young woman had been away at college where she became involved in a relationship with a man from a different caste.
Police said the young woman returned home to the village of Manopad during the coronavirus shutdowns. Soon afterward, her parents learned that she was pregnant, according to the report.
According to police, the parents pressured their daughter to have an abortion, but she refused. Abortions are legal up to 20 weeks of pregnancy in India.
The parents locked her in her room every night, afraid she would elope, police said. Then, on Saturday, they allegedly strangled her to death using a pillow and bed sheets, the report states.
A neighbor in the village reported the allegations to police, and the parents confessed to murdering their daughter on Monday, police said.
Horrific stories like these happen more often than people may realize. Women are abused or killed when they refuse to end their unborn babies’ lives. Others are forced to abort their unborn babies under threat of abuse.
As horrific as they are, forced and coerced abortions are not uncommon. As LifeNews previously reported, one study found that as many as 64% of post-abortive women say they felt pressure to have an abortion. Often that coercion comes from a partner or parent.
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Studies of victims of sex trafficking also 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.
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:
Philippines – Police Officer Charged with Raping Intern, Forcing Her to Abort Her Unborn Child
Uganda – Man Stabs 18 Year-Old Girlfriend to Death After She Refuses to Have Abortion
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
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