Human Trafficking & Abortions

February 19, 2018 Rachel Rowbottom 0 Comments

 Human trafficking is one of the largest criminal businesses in the world. When we think of slavery and trafficking we think back to the transatlantic slave trade, but slavery is still very prevalent in today's society.

There are over 45,800,000 slaves worldwide today, 50% of whom are less than 16 years of age, 80% of whom are women, and 99% percent of whom are never rescued. 

     There are over 400,000 minors involved in involved in trafficking in the United States alone. With hundreds of thousand of women and children being trapped into this devastating trade so prevalent in North America, we ask ourselves how this is possible, and how it is so undetected and hidden.

    In the study, "The Health Consequences of Sex Trafficking and Their Implications for Identifying Victims in Healthcare Facilities," written by Laura J. Lederer and Christopher A. Wentzel, the experiences of sixty-six victims of sex trafficking are told.

    Fifty five percent of these women, reported having an abortion, and over thirty percent reported have multiple abortions. 
    These women went to multiple private doctors, to abortion clinics, and hospitals, but were never asked about their situations. They were provided with contraceptives, abortion pills, and abortions, yet never questioned.

  Many of those who should have helped them, changed records to make it seem like the girls were in no danger, so that they did not have to go through the "hassle" of reporting trafficking. There are long lists of stories of girls and women who told the abortion provider their situation, but were ignored and left in their horrific situations.

  You may have also heard or seen the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood as covering up sex trafficking. The videos show them telling the 'pimp' that there are ways to have girls who are 14 and under have abortions without getting caught as being trafficked. She goes on to mention that there will be no problems, even if they are illegally trafficked into the country.

  The undercover agents also spoke to a practitioner and clinical supervisor who confirmed that everything would be kept confidential, and that there were ways for underage sex workers to have abortions without it being reported.

  This is a common practice. Abortion clinics often cover up, overlook, and fail to report human trafficking and abuse.

   Not only does PP support atrocities such as the murder of innocent children, and the health and mental problems that their mother subsequently face, they also cover up and aid in human trafficking.

   February 22nd is Shine A Light On Slavery Day - although we should seek to fight for light and freedom every single day of the year, join us in making a special effort on this day to raise awareness and do something to help end these atrocities.

There are some wonderful organizations who are helping to end slavery, and bring hope and comfort to those trafficked. Feel free to check out their websites to learn more, and see how you can help.


 If you or someone you know is being trafficked, call the police. 

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