Regarding men who force their girlfriends/spouses to get pregnant, wouldn't it have been better if the doctor just called the police to get the women out of the relationship? I know it's be hard to convince them but that's better for them mentally than just giving the contraceptives
TW/// Abusive relationships, reproductive coercion
Not everyone has the ability to be open about their abusive situation and ask for help - especially from someone (the doctor) who could be a stranger to them. A person who is pregnant by an abuser and is seeking an abortion or birth control isn’t required to tell the truth to their doctor about why they need to prevent pregnancy, why they are pregnant, or why they are having their abortion.
If someone does confide in their doctor about their abusive relationship, I’m sure the doctor in question has been trained on how to help in the best way possible, which definitely might not be immediately just calling the police. Intervening in such a way can potentially make their situation more dangerous, since it is very likely that their abuser will be released if they are even arrested in the first place. [x] Escaping an abuser is extremely difficult and intervening without the consent of the person you are trying to help could be detrimental to them, even if your heart is in the right place.
We need to trust the pregnant person and their decisions. We should do everything possible to help people in abusive situations, but denying them something that could help them and is exactly what they are asking for (whether it is an abortion or birth control) isn’t a very good way to help.