Being the victim of a forced abortion I understand coercion. Had this bill been law 36 years ago, I would not be post abortive today. I am so appreciative of what the State of Michigan is doing to protect pregnant abused and forgotten women and girls.
Abortion protects the abuser, coercer, rapist, and pimp, every time.
“…a teenager came forward in Ohio to blow the whistle on how a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Cincinnati had ignored her cries for help after her father — who had been molesting her for three years from the age of 13 — forced her to have an abortion. She told an abortion staffer, who was required by state law to report suspected abuse to police. But the women’s-health provider so beloved by liberals on Capitol Hill did nothing.” Read the rest here.
The Coercion Bill protects the abused and the soon to be abused from parents and boyfriends/husbands. This bill also protects women and girls from their pimps and traffickers: “Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, said anyone voting against the bills should be ashamed of themselves, ‘because you’re supporting the pimps and human traffickers who victimize women in the state every day’.” Read the rest here.
Ultimately, this bill protects an innocent unborn child and a lifetime of regret…and may out an abuser and a pimp or two.
Meanwhile on the sidewalk, we see coercion all the time. Women are led by the hand of their coercer/abuser into the facility, but not out. It’s interesting how that works…but abortion does that; once the baby is dead, so is everything else.
Coercion to abort affects at least two-thirds of all abortions and is called a ‘non-issue’. Perhaps these naysayers should be my guest on the sidewalk one day…just one day. People like to vomit their opinions but none of them have a clue of what ‘safe, legal & rare’ really looks like up close.
Regarding the newly passed Coercion Bill in Michigan, MANY commenters said that the bill infringes on the First Amendment Right of the…you guessed it…the COERCER. Abortion has never had anything to do with the First Amendment, it has everything to do with being buried within the 14th Amendment disguised as “doctor/patient privacy”.
Here are some of the comment highlights from Facebook & Freep.com:
“Stop fantasizing anti-choice Republicans, no one campaigns, forces or coerces women to get abortions.”
“All redumblican politicians should have been aborted.”
“Wow! Is it Lansing or Tehran?”
“Because pimps and human traffickers care about breaking this unnecessary law.”
….and my personal favorites: “Isn’t that freedom of speech?” AND “Freedom of speech? So if i bully you into putting a gun in your mouth and pulling the trigger, i can just claim freedom if speech. Good to know.”
Yes, being forced or coerced is akin to bullying…and there’s TONS of legislation to protected classes for that – but not for the innocent unborn who have no voice.
“The problem is that many abused women are coerced into abortions by their abusers. Just as you advocate women having the right to choose an abortion, so to do they have the right to choose not to have one, either. Or does pro choice only go one way?”
Yes, prochoice does only go one way…the way to the procedure table cash in hand while everyone involved wipes their hands of the responsibility of it.