A pro-choice man who allegedly attempted to hire a babysitter as a hit woman to assault his pregnant ex-girlfriend after she refused to get an abortion, has been arrested in Pennsylvania.
The criminal complaint filed against 22 -year-old John Frazier, by Stowe police said that when Frazier’s ex-girlfriend, Jocelynn Ivanco refused to have an abortion, he offered her babysitter — an upstairs neighbor — $100 to assault Ivanco in the hope of causing a miscarriage.
“You don’t wanna do an abortion or adoption, so I guess I’ll be in jail,” he allegedly told his ex-girlfriend.
According to WTAE, the babysitter neighbor told police that she refused his request.
Among the evidence police have on Frazier’s plot are detailed text messages he allegedly sent to the pregnant women:
- “You get the abortion or I will do it myself”
- “You made me hate you. You made me choke you”
- “I wish you was dead. don’t test me, (expletive)”
Frazier has been charged with criminal solicitation to commit homicide against an unborn child, terroristic threats, and harassment.
Mark Crutcher, president of Life Dynamics, Inc, a national pro-life organization located in Denton, Texas said stories like these are often ignored by the pro-choice community, “Over the years, we have collected data on a large volume of these cases. We have found that for political and public relations reasons, those who most loudly proclaim “a woman’s right to choose,” have shown no interest in “a woman’s right not to choose.””
On one hand, Crutcher notes abortion advocates may not approve of women being bludgeoned or killed for refusing to have abortions. “But,” he says, “on the other hand, they have made it clear that they are willing to write-off these women as just collateral damage in the war to keep abortion legal.”
Crutcher points out that men often use abortion as a safety net, “American society has now devolved to the point where a male’s responsibility for an unplanned pregnancy he helped to create is often defined as a willingness to pay for half the abortion and provide transportation to the clinic,” he says.
“The legalization of abortion introduced a question into the mix that even they may not have anticipated. The question is: How would the kind of men who rely on abortion as a safety net react when the women they impregnate are unwilling to jump into it?” Crutcher asked.
Crutcher said the answer to that question can be found in cases like Frazier’s as well as the ones Life Dynamics has documented in a report they published entitled, “Under-the-Radar Violence in the Conflict Over Abortion” which can be read here.