DC Cops Say Department Pressured Them To Have Abortions

WFB: Police under Dem mayor Marion Barry allegedly ordered women to end pregnancies.

Two Washington, D.C., police officers said the police department made them abort their pregnancies to keep their jobs.

Assistant Police Chief Chanel Dickerson, the highest-ranking black woman in the department, said Tuesday that when she was a cadet in 1988 she was told to end her pregnancy or be fired.

“I was told I had to have an abortion or be fired from the [Metropolitan Police Department] cadet program,” Dickerson said. “My choice to have a baby was personal and it should’ve been mine alone and not for an employer ultimatum.”

The next day, another officer came forward, telling Fox 5 that while she was in the police academy in 1997 she too was pressured to get an abortion.

“If we were pregnant we needed to get an abortion or we would be fired,” Karen Arikpo said. “So later that day, I went and told my class sergeant that I was pregnant. And she said I needed to have an abortion and she referred me to a doctor in D.C. to get it done.” more

8 Comments on DC Cops Say Department Pressured Them To Have Abortions

  1. These accusations are from 25+ years ago.
    Not saying they’re not true,

    But now you come forward?

    I am suspicious.

  2. Yet keeping the baby, documenting & reporting would have resulted in “Yuge” lawsuits, publicity, & fame.

    I call horseshit & people making excuses for their own choices.

  3. More proof that the last 20 years cops and deputies he become liberal!

    Some may still be conservative; but the majority today are anti conservative liberal.

  4. You killed your kid to keep your job and it’s somebody else’s fault?
    Not seeing how that stands up on Judgement Day.

    Priorities, priorities … hmmm … kill my kid (good thing she isn’t 16 or so) … lose my Cadet position … hmm …

    izlamo delenda est …

  5. Huh. How about not getting pregnant until you’re on-the-job? my female classmates, numbering 25 out of a class of 140, managed to not get pregnant previous to the academy, AND previous to finishing field training …35 weeks in all.

    Pretty simple, really.

  6. No talk of husbands/boyfriends…immaculate conceptions?

    I think not.

    Keep it out of your pants and you’ll avoid having to make that decision.

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