Caught on Video: Abortionist Attacks Girlfriend During Forced Abortion Attempt
January 14, 2016 By Operation Rescue 11 Comments
Abortionist Eric Yahav is accused of attempting to force his girlfriend to abort their baby, then beat her when she wouldn’t.
By Cheryl Sullenger
Cherry Hill, New Jersey — When is a woman most at risk of suffering domestic violence? When she is pregnant, especially if she is resisting pressure to abort a baby she wants to keep. Operation Rescue has documented one such case, but with a twist. The accused abuser is an abortionist.
A Pennsylvania abortionist, Eric Yahav, who was involved in an illegal abortion business owned by Steven Chase Brigham that was closed by the State in 2013, has been accused by his pregnant girlfriend of subjecting her to physical violence and attempting to force her to abort their baby.
The pregnant woman, who we will call “Mary” to protect her identity, contacted Operation Rescue in early December and begged for help.
“I feel like no one will help me. He has all the money, power, and status . . . This man is making a lot of money performing abortions. How can he be trusted to protect a woman who feels forced into abortion when he didn’t respect me, pregnant with his baby, enough not to hurt me,” Mary wrote in an e-mail. “I have lost everything because of him.”
She expressed that she lived in fear of Yahav’s abusive behavior. This fear was compounded when those she went to for help dismissed her concerns and took his word over hers simply because he a doctor.
Operation Rescue advised her to go to the police and to move her and her son from a previous relationship to a safe location. Mary and her young son have since moved out of the Yahav home to an undisclosed location for their safety.
Mary applied for and received a protective order against Yahav on December 11, 2015. At the time when the protective order was issued, Mary was 20 weeks pregnant.