Texas Case Shows How Abortion Bans Facilitate Domestic Abuse
Brittni Silva found out she was pregnant after filing for divorce from Marcus Silva in May of 2022.
Marcus recently sued his wife’s friends for helping her obtain an abortion. The man has a long history of coercive control—a type of domestic abuse that can include isolation, manipulation, monitoring, intimidation and verbal, legal, physical and sexual abuse. The Silva case illustrates how this state coercion adds another weapon to an abuser’s controlling arsenal.
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