Julia Holcomb recently accused Steven Tyler, a singer for Aerosmith, of sexual abuse.
On December 30, in the Union Leader, Joseph Wilkinson shared that Tyler met Julia Holcomb when she was 16 and he was 25.
When she got pregnant by him, he allegedly coerced her into a late-term abortion. According to the Union Leader, she filed a lawsuit under California’s 2020 Child Victims Act. It grants a three-year window so child sexual abuse survivors can sue the perpetrators.
Holcomb shared her testimony to several audiences pointing out the harm abortion placed on her.
Growing research shows that spouses/partners, family members, and others coerce women into having an abortion. Even if these women want to keep their children, other people silence their voices.
We should be discussing the role abortion plays in silencing the victims and condoning abusers’ actions. Laws such as the Fetal Life Protection Act, which bans abortions after 24 weeks gestation, are meant to protect preborn children.
Our legal system can place alleged abusers such as Steven Tyler to justice. We can spare women and their preborn children from harm if we educate people about abortion. Citizens can direct women who suffered abortion trauma to healing resources and counseling.
Lastly, we should stand by the brave women who share their stories.