September 10, 2013
Mark Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics, Inc. warns, “If he’s going to be pro-choice about your baby, he might be pro-choice about you.”
Monday, the son of a Florida doctor admitted in court that he intentionally tricked his pregnant girlfriend into taking a drug he hoped would cause a miscarriage. Florida resident, John Andrew Welden pleaded guilty to federal charges of product tampering and mail fraud, admitting that he slipped his ex-girlfriend the abortion drug. According to reports, the 28-year-old man did not want to be a father, so when his girlfriend, Remee Jo Lee, got pregnant, Welden faked a prescription for an abortion pill, switched a label so the medication appeared to be a common antibiotic, and gave her the drug. The drug did its job. The unborn baby died. Welden faces up to 15 years in prison at his sentencing hearing scheduled for Dec. 5.
Last week a 24-year-old Wisconsin man was found guilty after pleading no contest to charges he punched a pregnant woman in the stomach to make her miscarry and then doused her with gasoline. According to the criminal complaint, Tyler Ress poured gas on Carrie Lynn Mayhone and then held a lighter near her, threatening to start her on fire. He punched Mayhone, who was pregnant, in the stomach several times, telling her he wanted to force her to abort the baby.
In June of this year 26-year-old Ryan Timothy Reeves, was arrested and accused of assaulting his pregnant girlfriend. According to the police report, Reeves told his girlfriend if she did not get an abortion, he would stomp on her stomach with his cowboy boots. Reeves has been charged with third-degree domestic assault and second-degree property damage.
Also in June, 21-year-old Carlton “CJ” Bryan, was arrested and accused of hiring a hit man to kill his pregnant girlfriend, Shamari Jenkins. Police believe the motive for the murder was over Jenkin’s decision not to have an abortion.
Mark Crutcher, President of Life Dynamics, Inc., a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas, has documented that violence inflicted on pregnant women by pro-choice men who want their pregnancy aborted is nothing new.
Life Dynamics has collected data on a large volume of these cases and compiled the data in a report entitled, “Under-the-Radar Violence in the Conflict Over Abortion.”
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?
Crutcher warns women, “If he’s going to be pro-choice about your baby, he might be pro-choice about you.”
The report points out that this kind of violence against women is not commonly reported by the media.
According to Crutcher, “In almost every incident in which women are told that they will be physically harmed unless they abort, they are going to comply, never tell anyone and, thus, fade into anonymity. For those who resist and end up on a stretcher or an autopsy table, they can expect to have their experiences hidden under a thick blanket of media deception. When we were able to obtain copies of police reports, indictments, court records or other similar documentation for these cases, they would almost universally show that when a perpetrator is confronted by an unwanted pregnancy, his first response is not violence but a demand that his partner have an abortion. When violence ensues, it is inevitably a reaction to her refusal to comply. However, the media’s coverage of these incidents often contains no mention of abortion. Instead, they either portray women who are attacked for refusing to have abortions as women who are attacked for getting pregnant, or they characterize the incident as one of simple “domestic violence” in which the victim’s pregnancy is basically inconsequential.”
Life Dynamics also documents that the abortion lobby is aware of how common this problem is:
Crutcher states, “Over the years, we have acquired tape recordings of National Abortion Federation (NAF) conventions in which discussions about women being forced to have abortions were held. The prevailing attitude expressed in these sessions may best be described as one of “convenient indifference.” Attendees will acknowledge the problem’s existence and talk about it in disapproving tones, while making it clear that they feel no obligation to let it influence the way they deal with these women. Their philosophical position seems to be that, even if a woman chooses to have an abortion she doesn’t want because of threats from others, it remains within the “pro-choice” purview since she was still the one who ultimately made the decision. In fact, on the NAF tapes mentioned above, some abortion clinic employees can be heard paraphrasing this very argument and using it to justify their habit of looking the other way. It is a truly bizarre rationalization analogous to saying that women who submit to sexual relations at the point of a gun are not really being raped since, technically, they are consenting.”
“At the clinic level, there are also two additional considerations. First, those who provide abortions have a financial interest in the woman’s decision. If she aborts a profit is made, if she doesn’t a profit is lost. This remains true whether free-will or force was driving her decision. The abortion industry may not approve of women being bludgeoned or killed for refusing to have abortions. But 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.”
Crutcher concludes by pointing out that the early feminists who wrote the equal rights amendment were opposed to the legalization of abortion because of how it would ultimately affect women. “What these early feminist leaders understood is that legalized abortion does not advance the cause of womens’ equality but is, instead, a safety net for sexually predatory and sexually irresponsible males. They were warning that, in practice, legalized abortion would become a mechanism for these kinds of men to avoid any commitments to the women whose bodies they use or any responsibility for the children they father. Regrettably, that is what we see being played out in front of us today.”
About Life Dynamics: http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/
Mark Crutcher’s Bio http://www.lifedynamics.com/Pro-life_Group/Prolife_Activist/
Download the Report: Under-the-Radar Violence in the Conflict Over Abortion: http://www.prolifeamerica.com
Under the Radar on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJBv5E77pHU
For an interview call Life Dynamics at (940) 380-8800