Does forced abortion occur in America? Yes
There are three common types of forced abortion in America.
- Father forcing the mother of his child;
- Prostitution/Human Trafficking.
The Justice Foundation’s Center Against Forced Abortion (CAFA) deals most commonly with adult parents forcing a minor daughter to have an abortion. This problem happens thousands and thousands of times in America every year. CAFA has provided materials to approximately three thousand crisis pregnancy centers in America, and trained 500-600 of their volunteers on how to stop this kind of abortion. You, too, can take this one hour training by going to www.txjf.org/cafa and help stop forced abortions. Anyone can do it!
Even without training, the most powerful weapon (besides prayer) for an individual to stop a forced abortion in these situations is our “Dear Parent” letter. It informs the parent it is unlawful or illegal for parents to force, unduly pressure or coerce their daughter into having an abortion. Yet thousands of parents use such illegal phrases as the following:
- “If you don’t have an abortion, I am kicking you out of our house.” (Violates Family Code duty to provide care until the age of majority.)
- “I don’t care what you think, I have made the appointment. We are having the abortion tomorrow.” When the girl signs the consent form, it is really not her will, but the parents.
- “I’ll beat you within an inch of your life” or “I will punish you and make your life hell until you get this abortion” or other threats of physical violence.
These are examples from real life. What can you do about this? The “Dear Parent” letter has stopped over 95% of the known intended forced abortions. You can download this form and use it any forced abortion situation. Youth pastors need to share this with their youth. Young people know when their friends are being forced to have an abortion.
The “Dear Parent” letter should also be provided to police and Child Protective Services when you report you believe an illegal forced abortion is about to occur.
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