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Being Pressured to Abort? Pro-lifers want to Help.

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Posted: December 4, 2017 at 6:00 am   /   by

The Supreme Court said there’s a right to abortion. However, it also said there’s a right not to have one, and that right applies to minors. Unfortunately, this is something many won’t accept: mothers often feel pressured to abort, and can face blackmailfinancial coercion, and threats of violence when they refuse. If you’re in this situation, then there’s a lot to worry about. The good news? Pro-lifers want to help.

The Justice Foundation created its Center Against Forced Abortions “to provide legal resources to mothers who are being forced or coerced into an unwanted abortion.” It provides letters that can be given to partners, parents, and abortion staff detailing the potential legal consequences of a forced abortion. You can get additional information or contact an attorney by calling (210) 614-7157 or sending an email to [email protected]

Similar organizations include Alliance Defending Freedom, the Thomas More Law Center, the ACLJLiberty Counsel, the American Freedom Law CenterLife Legal Defense Foundation, and The Foundation for Moral Law. Of course, if you or someone you know is in physical danger, call law enforcement immediately.

Legal assistance might not be the only support you require; for practical aid, try going to a pregnancy care center. Among the largest pregnancy center networks is Care Net; its local affiliates offer free pregnancy tests, pregnancy related information, adoption counseling, and material resources. Some locations also provide consultations with licensed medical professionals, ultrasounds for pregnancy confirmation, and testing for sexually transmitted infections. Information about other centers and maternal housing can be found at OptionLine.com or by texting the word “HELPLINE” to 313131.

Regardless of whether you’re being pressured to abort, finding affordable health care can be tough. To help with that, a coalition of pro-life groups created GetYourCare.org. It’s a website showing your nearest federally qualified health center, which accepts patients regardless of ability to pay.

And finally, even if you’ve already started a chemical abortion, you may still have options. For more information, visit AbortionPillReversal.com and call (877) 558-0333. The line is staffed 24 hours a day and can put you in touch with a doctor who’s ready to help.

Sadly, the choice to have an abortion is frequently made under duress. That’s something pro-lifers want to fix.

Note: This article was originally published at Secular Pro-Life

Adam Peters

Adam Peters

Adam Peters is a graduate of Liberty University School of Law and has a passion for politics. An experienced traveller, he spent four years living in South Korea. In addition to Western Free Press, Adam writes for Live Action and Secular Pro-Life. When he's not focused on politics, his interests include strength training, hunting, and reading about history. You can follow him on Twitter, friend him on Facebook, or email him at [email protected].
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Being Pressured to Abort? Pro-lifers want to Help.