Some minors having abortions were forced by parents

According to a study:

“Among the minors whose parents found out [about the pregnancy] without being told by the minor, 18% said their parents were forcing them to have an abortion, and 6% reported physical violence.”

S Henshaw & K. Kost “Parental Involvement in minors’ abortion decisions” Family Planning Perspectives 25(4) 1992

Catherine Coyle “Coercion and/or Pressure” Rachel M. MacNair, editor Peace Psychology Perspectives on Abortion (Kansas City, MO: Feminism & Nonviolence Studies Association, 2016)

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Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life. She lives in NJ.

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