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Woman coerced into unwanted abortion

by | Apr 13, 2017

By Sarah Terzo

Brittany Weston of South Dakota was a woman coerced into abortion by her boyfriend:

“I was very emotionally dependent on Joe and I thought I needed his approval. Whatever consent, if any, was given at all, it was under pressure, against what I wanted, and it was not informed in any meaningful way. I suspect it must be hard for others to understand this phenomenon about how I was pressured into going to Planned Parenthood’s clinic against my desires, because I struggle to understand it myself. But my experience should be understood, not dismissed, because I am now certain it is a common experience for women. I now understand that it is common for women to have abortions they don’t want, especially when the father of their child wants it for himself.”

Sharon Serratore, “Coerced into Unwanted Abortions,” The American Feminist Fall/Winter 2016.

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.

Categories: Abortion
Tags: abortion