Letters: Abortion often not a free choice

Dear Editor,

Coercion occurs when another individual uses force, the threat of force, or any form of manipulation or extortion in an attempt to compel a woman to abort, although 64 per cent of women presenting for post-abortive treatment report feeling coercion to abort.

Despite the notable lack of widespread sociological studies on the prevalence of coerced abortion, there are indications that a substantial proportion of women presenting for abortion are not making a truly free choice, but are instead being pressured, bullied, or threatened into their decision.

Dean Clark, Langley

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