Man stomps on his pregnant wife’s stomach because he has the right to abort his babyBy Mason White 1:12 PM January 13, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested on charges of assault after allegedly stomping on his wife’s stomach because he has the right to abort his baby, prosecutors in Australia said.
The 40-year-old man of Melbourne, also forced his pregnant wife to have sex against her will in an attempt to have her baby aborted.
On Monday, the defendant was denied bail when a judge heard that the police had serious concerns about the safety of the woman, who was so afraid of her husband that she refused to enter the courtroom when his case was called.
The Melbourne Magistrate’s Court heard that the man told his wife to get used to it when she told him that she did not want to have sex with him.
The man told investigators that he wanted to have sex with his wife in order to abort the baby. He also trampled on the woman’s stomach.
The man said that it is his right as a father to have the baby aborted. The woman was twice forced to have an abortion in the past.
The man was charged with two counts of assault and two counts of making a death threat. Police said that he threatened to kill his wife and teenage son unless she underwent an abortion.
The man told the court that he cannot afford to have children.