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From the Leader in Post-Abortion Research
Vol. 10, No.
9 -- November 18, 2011
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Abortion Won't Help
Human Trafficking Expert Says Pro-Abortion Ideology
Could Be A "Death Sentence" for Women
The U.S. House of Representatives held a hearing Dec. 1 on a decision by
the Obama administration to deny funding to a Catholic Church-run
program to help trafficking victims, on the grounds that the program
doesn’t refer victims for abortion or “family planning.”
commentators – including
Rep. Chris Smith – have criticized the decision by the Department of
Health and Human Services (HHS) to deny the grant to the highly-rated
program administered by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB),
and instead give grants to programs that will refer for abortion and
family planning but which experts say
don't have proven track records.
But the real issue is the assumption that abortion is a good way to help
women and girls who are victims of trafficking. A look below the surface
shows that abortion is likely to harm, not help, victims of trafficking
– and, in the words of one expert, could even be a death sentence.
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One Woman's Story
Note: This story is reprinted from the book
Victims and Victors: Speaking Out About Their Pregnancies, Abortions and
Children Resulting from Sexual Assault.
When I was about 13, my stepfather started molesting me. It continued
until I came forward with it when I was 16. At age 15, I became
pregnant. No one knew but my stepfather and a lady that told him where
to take me.
My stepfather told me that the only way was to have an abortion. He made
me set up an appointment; he dropped me off and picked me up.
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