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According to David C. Reardon (“Aborted Women, Silent No More”), up to 60 percent of women having abortions are coerced: “Coercion often comes from parents (including the boyfriend’s parents), husbands, boyfriends, doctors, counselors and others. They may beg, threaten, or blackmail a woman until she agrees to the abortion. In some cases, an abusive partner or a molester will force her to have an abortion.”

So much for women’s freedom of choice to kill their babies. Arkansas now requires signs be displayed in abortuaries telling women it is illegal for someone to force them to have an abortion.

Women who die protecting their babies are heroes, giving up their lives for the love of another. I pray that God will bring good from these horrible killings and the mothers will be recognized as the heroes they are.

DIANE HESS

Damascus, Md.