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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, September 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — A 34-year-old man raped his 15-year-old stepdaughter repeatedly for a year and sought to hide his crime by taking her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion.

The plan backfired, however, when the nation’s largest and most lucrative abortion conglomerate said it needed a biological parent or guardian to sign off on the minor’s abortion to comply with Utah law.

The stepdad then gave the girl a concoction to drink to cause her to abort the baby. Reports do not specify what was in the drink, nor do they state whether the girl eventually had an abortion.

The girl’s mother found the bottle in her room and called police.

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, the man admitted to police that he had sex with his stepdaughter “once or twice a month for a year.” He would contact her via Facebook, tell her to say she was going to the library, and take her to his house to have sex.

The girl said he threatened to hurt her or her family if she refused sex. When she became pregnant, her stepfather took her to three different Planned Parenthood abortion businesses, but each one said they needed a parent to sign off on a minor’s abortion.

The stepdad admitted that he wanted his stepdaughter to abort their baby “to hide what he had done,” according to court documents. The police report also noted that the man “provided false information to the police in order to avoid prosecution for his conduct.”

Police charged the man with 12 counts of rape of a minor.

Abusers often use abortion as a way to cover up their crimes, and those abortions are often coerced with threats of harming family members. A Public Library of Science study titled “Associations between Intimate Partner Violence and Termination of Pregnancy” concluded that abortion is accompanied by violence.

“High rates of physical, sexual, and emotional interpersonal violence were found across six continents among women seeking a termination of pregnancy,” the study found.

The study noted that abortion is often coerced. “Women in abusive relationships were more likely to report inability to make autonomous contraceptive choices.”

“The welfare of a mother and her child are never at odds, even in sexual assault cases,” the Elliot Institute's Dr. David C. Reardon asserted. “As the stories of many women confirm, both the mother and the child are helped by preserving life, not by perpetuating violence.”

Dr. Sandra Mahkorn's major study found that 75 percent to 85 percent of impregnated rape victims did not have abortions.

Dr. Reardon concluded, “This one finding alone should cause people to pause and reflect on the presumption that abortion is wanted or even best for sexual assault victims.”

The Elliot Institute's research found “many women who underwent abortions indicated that they felt pressured … by family members or healthcare workers to have abortions. The abortion came about not because of the woman’s desire to abort but as a response to the … demands of others.”

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