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Most US abortions involve coercion or pressure, group says

Catholic World News - June 02, 2010

The Elliot Institute, an Illinois organization dedicated to helping women recover from the aftermath of abortions, suggests that "probably the majority of abortions in the United States are unwanted or coerced in one way or another." The group cites studies that show many women procure abortion under pressure from their families or boyfriends, while some feel pressure from their employers to end their pregnancies. More ominously, the group notes that homicide is the leading cause of death among pregnant women in the US.

The Elliott Institute made its findings public as an abortionist in Michigan admitted that he had forcibly restrained a woman who tried to leave his operating room after he began an abortion. Dr. Abraham Alberto Hodari said that although Caitlin Bruce told him she had changed her mind about the procedure after seeing an ultrasound image of her unborn child, he could not stop the procedure safely.

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