Coerced Abortion in America, by Mary Szoch

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By Mary Szoch, CNSNews, October 25, 2021 

Mary Szoch is the Family Research Council’s Center for Human Dignity director. Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on the Family Research Council.

During the week of Oct. 17-23, two Washington, D.C. police officers—Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson and 24-year veteran Karen Arikpo—revealed that early on in their careers, they had been told to have an abortion or they would lose their jobs. Fearing for their careers, both women aborted their unborn babies.

They expressed the pain caused by the police department’s past actions. Officer Arikpo lamented, “It’s so unfair….And now I’ve never been able to have a kid. All these years, I’ve tried, and I’ve never been able to have a baby….I did this for a job….” …

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