A Georgia teenager allegedly choked and punched his pregnant girlfriend after she let him know that she was not going to get an abortion. He is now facing assault charges.
The Gainesville Times did a report on how often women are compelled and/or forced by their abusers to abort their unborn babies.
The report said that police said on Saturday, Koa Barker, 17, of Gainesville, assaulted his pregnant girlfriend after he told her that he did not want the baby, which meant he expected her to get an abortion.
Barker then allegedly punched his 18-year-old pregnant girlfriend in the stomach, twice. He also slapped her, choked her, shoved her and then told her he “wanted to kill her,” police told the outlet.
Police said that according to the girlfriend, she told Barker that it was “too late for an abortion.” At that point, she was already 15 weeks pregnant.
The Times did not give any details about the condition of the pregnant girlfriend and her unborn baby.
Barker is in jail facing charges of battery to an unborn child, aggravated assault, misdemeanor battery, criminal trespass, and resisting arrest.
Expecting mothers who are forced or even bullied to abort their unborn babies who make the motherly decisions to protect their babies are sometimes met with abuse.
The pressure to have an abortion often comes from the unborn baby’s biological father. Forty-two percent of men’s partners who had an abortion said they either “suggested” or “strongly urged” her to have an abortion, according to a study by Lifeway Research.
In 2014, BMC Medicine reported that between 6% and 22% of women who recently had an abortion reported violence from an intimate partner and that “concern about violence is a reason some pregnant women decide to terminate their pregnancies. Whether risk of violence decreases after having an abortion, remains unknown.”
A different 2014 study discovered that forced abortions are commonplace among victims of sex trafficking. Being trafficked for the sex trades is bad enough, but getting pregnant from that form of slavery to being forced to abort the unborn baby must be heartbreaking for the victims. Think of the psychological trauma the victims go through.
From Annals of Health Law, researchers discovered that 55% of sex trafficking victims went through at least one abortion and more than half said they were forced to have one or more abortions, according to The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities.
According to The Women’s of The Royal Women’s Hospital:
One in four Australian women will experience domestic violence at some time in their life. Domestic violence can include:
- physical, emotional and sexual abuse
- isolation from family and friends
- controlling behaviour
- harming things the woman loves
- causing fear for her safety or that of another person, including her child.
Violence against women is often by someone they know – partners, ex-partners, family members or friends.
The bottom line is abuse in any situation is bad, but abuse in the form of forcing a pregnant mother to have an abortion against her will is so morally repugnant that the abusers should be buried under the prison.
This young man, Barker, who allegedly assaulted his pregnant girlfriend for the purpose of killing her baby will have a very difficult life if he is tried as an adult, convicted, and given prison time because even among the lowest of the lowlifes found in prison, they do not take kindly to weasels who do something like that because even they know how utterly reprehensible it is.
Barker remains in the Hall County Jail.
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