The authors of an article write about problems that women in violent relationships face especially when they are forced to have an abortion. The authors states “Men aged 18 to 35 years (n=1318) who completed assessments of perpetration of intimate partner violence (IPV), abortion involvement, and conflict regarding decisions to seek abortion” (Silverman et al. 1415).
The authors’ thesis statement is “Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a major public health issue that affects the lives and health of approximately 20% to 25% of adolescent and adult US women with women of reproductive age at greatest risk” (Silverman et al. 1415). Abortion has been a controversial topic since time immemorial. Women abort because of various reasons including inability to support or care for a child, being in violent relationships, termination of the unwanted pregnancy because of unstable mental state. Another influential factor may be pregnancy due to incest or rape, which may force a woman to prevent the birth of a child with severe genetic defects or other medical problems (Silverman et al. 1416).