As the Supreme Court considers whether the government can force Christians to violate their faith and fund abortifacients under Obamacare, a Texas organization that has been uncovering the dark side of the nation’s abortion industry for years is exposing what happens when men use the procedure to escape responsibilities.
Just as women use abortion for the same purpose.
Only sometimes the women don’t know what the men are doing.
Mark Crutcher, the founder and president of Life Dynamics, noted that the early feminist leaders in America were openly opposed to the legalization of abortion.
“They understood that legalized abortion has nothing to do with women’s equality,” he said. “Women don’t need surgery to be equal to men. What abortion is, is a safety net for sexually predatory and sexually irresponsible males.”
Crutcher asks: “What happens when men use abortion as a sort of safety net? What do they do when the woman they’ve impregnated won’t jump into the net?”
A case in Florida in which a woman’s boyfriend “tricked her into taking an abortion pill” provides an answer.
Remee Jo Lee now has been testifying before the state legislature, urging lawmakers to pass a state fetal protection law. In her case, John Andrew Welden was sentenced to 14 years on a drug tampering charge. However, officials said he couldn’t be prosecuted for the death of the unborn baby because Florida law allows such charges only when the unborn baby could survive outside the womb.
Then there was the Kansas case of Scott R. Bollig, 30. He was charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery for intentionally killing his unborn baby by giving his girlfriend crushed chemicals on a pancake.
The columnist’s advice? “Sadly, you and he simply weren’t on the same page.”
“What this poor woman went through is all too common,” Dr. Brian Clowes of Human Life International told LifeSiteNews. “With Plan B being sold over the counter, we can expect more of these types of stories. If you look at the well-documented history of violence carried out by abortion supporters, there are many instances of men spiking their girlfriend’s drinks, or even food, with all kinds of abortifacients. And there are more than a hundred instances of men even killing their girlfriends because they refuse to have an abortion.”
Abortifacients are becoming more and more accessible, with U.S. regulators allowing over-the-counter sales, beginning last year. The Federal Food and Drug Administration says its goal is to “decrease the rate of unintended pregnancies.”
Crutcher told WND that the abortion industry understands but refuses to address the fact that many women are having abortions against their will.
“The legalization of abortion was an instrument to subjugate women by sexually predatory males. And that is precisely what happened,” he said.
In a new report, Crutcher cited the fact that men demanding abortions for women who don’t want them is a significant problem. He warned women should beware of trickery and violence.
“The kind of man who can be pro-choice about your baby could also be pro-choice about you,” Crutcher said.
The real “war on women,” his report said, happens when abortifacients are handed out to unsuspecting victims or when they are physically attacked.
For example, 34-year-old Shervaughn Remy “was arrested on Valentine’s Day last year [and] pleaded not guilty to felony abortion” after his girlfriend said he apparently gave her the abortion drug Cytotec. She lost her 14-week-old unborn baby.
Sometimes the demand for abortion among violent men is so strong that they bypass even the abortifacients, Crutcher’s report explained.
“In January, a Pennsylvania man was jailed on charges he punched a pregnant women in the stomach and threatened to give her a ‘home abortion’ during a domestic dispute,” Crutcher reported.
“Franklin police were called after 23-year-old Kelton McClarrin allegedly ‘backhanded’ the woman – who is four-and-a-half months pregnant – and dragged her out of bed by her ankle before punching her stomach with a closed fist.”
In South Dakota, 36-year-old Alfredo Vargas “gave his former girlfriend, Lisa Komes, a fountain drink that she said tasted ‘bitter and gritty.'” She later learned the drink contained pulegone, “which has the reputation for inducing an abortion.”
Other times, the attackers take a direct route to violence. Crutcher reported a case in Ohio in 2013 when a pregnant woman was shot at by her boyfriend after she refused to have an abortion.
Crutcher also cited a report of violence by proxy.
Last June, a Connecticut man was arrested for allegedly hiring a hit man to murder his pregnant girlfriend after she refused to have an abortion.
Such violence, Crutcher reports, is not new.
In a 2012 report titled “Under-the-Radar Violence in the Conflict Over Abortion, he noted that violence in the abortion industry “is a consistent theme.”
The report has a pages-long list of attacks on women, from former NFL player Rae Carruth’s conviction of conspiracy for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend, to the admission by Steven Schiovone that he killed his girlfriend by shooting her in the head because she refused to have an abortion.
“It is crucial to understand that, whether the issue is injury or death, several factors make it impossible to do a comprehensive study of this subject,” Crutcher wrote. “The most powerful of them is the hard-wired human instinct for self-preservation. It dictates that most people are going to do what they are told if the alternative is to be the recipient of pain and violence – especially if the end result could be their death.”
Crutcher’s report said that when told that they will “be beaten, shot, stabbed or worse unless they have abortions, almost all [women] are going to comply.”
“The problem is that, while this is an entirely understandable response, it virtually guarantees that no one will ever know about the violence done to these women.”
The case studies cited in the report “are not at all unusual,” Crutcher wrote. “To the contrary, they are typical of the injury and death cases we found.”
Among the cases:
- In California in 2001, Bonny Lee Bakley “was pregnant by actor Robert Blake when she was shot to death while sitting in his car.” Blake admitted he had tried to get Bakley to have an abortion and she refused. A jury did not convict him of criminal charges, but a civil court found him liable and ordered him to pay $30 million in damages.
- In 2002 in New York, Jerold L. Ponder was convicted of murder because he shot and killed Zaneta Browne, who was pregnant with his twins. “Investigators were able to determine that Ms. Browne was murdered because she refused Podner’s demand to have an abortion.”
- In New York in 2008, Derrick W. Redd was convicted of murder for stabbing more than 20 times Naisha DeLain. “Authorities charged Redd … after finding evidence that he killed M.s DeLain because she was pregnant with his child and would not agree to have an abortion.”
Crutcher wrote that for political and public relations reasons, those “who most loudly proclaim ‘a woman’s right to choose,’ have shown no interest in ‘a woman’s right not to choose.'”
“On one hand, they may not approve of women being bludgeoned or killed for refusing to have abortions. But on the other hand, they have made it clear that they are willing to write-off these women as just collateral damage in the war to keep abortion legal.”