Jagdishpur, India- According to The Times of India, the wife of a man identified as Moimuddin, turned-in her husband to the authorities for defrauding another woman for sex. She reported the elicit affair when she learned that her husband had deceived a widow, for two years, into thinking he was eligible and intended to marry her.
In addition, the victim had become pregnant and had aborted the child within the context of the fictitious relationship that Moimuddin presented to her. He was not only charged with rape but also with “causing a miscarriage without the woman’s consent.”
Coercive control during reproduction is a very difficult concept for society to understand. It is a callous and covert manipulation of a person’s self worth. When someone decides to abort a child, they can take ownership of their decision and live with their choice. But when their choice is undermined by deception, it feels as if they have been made complicit in the murder of their very own baby. I know because it happened to me.
I’m so relieved to see that somewhere in our universe, recognition of this horrific crime actually exists.