This new pro-abortion report makes one bizarre claim about pro-life laws that will leave you scratching your head

The pro-abortion lobby uses scare tactics and emotional claims to try and make their case.

That’s because they actually don’t have facts and science on their side.

And this new pro-abortion report makes one bizarre claim about pro-life laws that will leave you scratching your head.

On June 3, the National Domestic Violence Hotline and the pro-abortion legal advocacy group ‘If/When/How’ published a “Reproductive Coercion and Abuse Report.”

A faulty conclusion with nothing to back it up

The report details the results of a survey conducted on the National Domestic Violence Hotline’s website between October and December of last year.

According to the report, 3,431 anonymous individuals participated in the survey.

The report’s authors claim that it shows that “reproductive coercion is… enabled by state restrictions on reproductive healthcare.” 

And HuffPost claimed the report “highlights the connection between abortion access and intimate partner violence since the Supreme Court repealed federal abortion protections two years ago.”

But the report fails to prove either of those things and is actually just another political piece written for the sole purpose of advancing a pro-abortion agenda.

Of course, significant state-level restrictions on abortion were not even possible prior to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned Roe v. Wade in June of 2022. 

Fortunately, over the approximately two years since that decision, many states have enacted significant legal protections for preborn children.

And the report’s authors don’t like that one bit.

So they simply state that there is a link between pro-life laws and domestic abuse and coercion – but offer no proof.

The lack of evidence is damning

Nowhere in the report is there any data proving so-called “reproductive coercion and abuse” in states with pro-life laws.

In fact, the report doesn’t even provide any information regarding the actual legal status of abortion in respondents’ home states, or even the respondents’ views of what their local abortion-related laws might be.

In fact, the researchers state, “All responses were anonymous, and we collected no identifying information.” 

The “researchers” also claimed the survey was “national,” yet it was an online survey, which means users outside the United States could answer as well. 

The researchers gave no information about their methodology and did not mention how they selected participants.

They also did not say whether respondents were subjected to any kind of screening at all.

Ultimately, this report flatly fails to make any connection of the experiences of respondents to pro-life state laws which are supposedly applicable to those respondents.

In other words, the report gives absolutely no proof that there is any connection between “reproductive coercion and abuse” and state-level pro-life laws that offer protections for preborn children. 

For all anyone knows, every woman who responded to this survey could be living in states like California or New York, which have enacted sweeping pro-abortion legislation. 

And the report doesn’t even try to compare pre-Dobbs numbers to post-Dobbs numbers.

So, it fails to show any proof that Dobbs and/or specific state pro-life laws had any impact of any of the statistics it reports.

The authors claim to prove that state-level pro-life laws sanction “reproductive coercion.” 

But they fail to show any change in the prevalence of “reproductive coercion” since Dobbs.

And due to an absence of any comparison data, the report’s claim to demonstrate that pro-life state laws “enable” anything that might be termed “reproductive coercion” is just that – a claim.

Even worse, is the fact that the incidents reported by survey respondents were not dated.

The incidents could have happened before Dobbs, after Dobbs, or even prior to Roe v. Wade

At least one story quoted in the report happened more than 20 years ago.

Once again, the radical pro-abortion lobby has cooked the books and promoted a lie in order to increase the number of children slaughtered.

They will stop at nothing to expand the murder of children.

Pro-Life Press will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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