1. the act of coercing; use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance.
2. force or the power to use force in gaining compliance, as by a government or police force.
Main Entry: co·er·cion
Pronunciation: kO-'&r-zh&n, -sh&n
: the use of express or implied threats of violence or reprisal (as discharge from employment) or other intimidating behavior that puts a person in immediate fear of the consequences in order to compel that person to act against his or her will; also : the defense that one acted under coercion
—see also DEFENSE, DURESS —compare UNDUE INFLUENCEMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law, © 1996 Merriam-Webster, Inc.
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Sounds awful doesn't it. Not something to be proud of doing, not something that YOU would want to happen to you over something dear to your heart, important to you etc.
Certainly not a predicament you would want to be in if you were young and pregnant, or even older and pregnant but with money troubles, or emotional issues, now would it ?
But yet its continually happening. Still today ! I mean we all know it happened during the *old*days , what was known as the BSE ( Baby Scoop Era) - it was rife during this time with many parents of their daughters actually helping with the coercion of giving up their daughters child, their grandchild, because the *shame* of it was far worse than actually trying to help their daughter to keep her child.
I gave you all a story here PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK about a 25 year old who was tricked and coerced into the surrender of her child, and despite being within the time limit of changing her mind she was deceived into not signing those papers, and now has the fight of her life on her hands to get back her child.
And remember these babies, are a (yep you guessed it) A Gift From God - but not for the coerced Mother - oh NO - the baby was always intended as a gift for someone else, they just lost their way (*rolls eyes*)
How do people live with themselves ? How do people KNOW that a woman wants to keep her child, but yet they continue to coerce, force,manipulate, deceive, lie to get that child away from her. How do they live with themselves knowing that she didn't willingly surrender her child ?
Do you know how they do it ? how they live with themselves ? Because they do not put the importance on family, on heritage, that they should. They only think of themselves and they see that the end justifies the means, BUT The end does NOT justify the means, The end is not justified at all. especially when a woman wants to keep her child, there should be no arguing about it , no discussion about it, if a mother wants to keep her child , that is the END - Period....
I'd really like to know how agencies, churches , adoptive parents can even dispute that ? do they think that they know the woman, the mother better than she knows her own feelings ? Do they suddenly get gifted with the ability to see in a crystal ball ?
NO they do not. They only have their own agendas.
To anyone out there who has to coerce another human being into doing something against their wishes, their will, I ask you this do you think that is the right way to treat another human being ? to adopting parents , I ask this of you - do you think that when your adopted child that was coerced away from his/her mother finds out that you had a part of that , that they will thank you for that ? when they know the full story that their mother wanted them and loved them, ad had it not been for your part in coercion that they would have remained with their mother....
(And make no mistake the truth always comes out , they will find out)
I am working on another horrific story of coercion and deceit to remove a little boy from his mother when he was 18months old... Stay tuned - their story coming soon...