But there, you see, when you say that a termination in the ninth month is for serious health reasons, you're conceding that it's a different situation from a termination at, say, seven weeks.
Everyone concedes that, even SCOTUS as part of the Roe v. Wade decision. Most people are just fine with a ban on elective abortions after the 24th week, the point at which the fetus is viable outside of the womb.
For the record, less than 1% of abortions are "partial birth abortions" (D&X), so that is a red herring.
quote: According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, an abortion-rights research group that conducts surveys of the nation's abortion doctors, about 15,000 abortions were performed in the year 2000 on women 20 weeks or more along in their pregnancies; the vast majority were between the 20th and 24th week. Of those, only about 2,200 D&X abortions were performed, or about 0.2 percent of the 1.3 million abortions believed to be performed that year. https://www.npr.org/...th-abortion-separating-fact-from-spin
Re: Partial birth abortion is not an accurate term
But the political term does not exist in reality and medicine. It is a charged term that has no reflection in reality. Do you mean intact dilation and extraction? If so that is the term you should use.
Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts
"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.
If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?
When you say it's not a reality do you mean it doesn't happen, or that it shouldn't be permitted?
I haven't looked real hard cuz I'm lazy but I don't see in any of my meager research where a 39-week abortion was evidenced. Since as I said, at 39 weeks she's on the verge of asking about her education fund, I cannot fathom her mother allowing such a thing without the most extreme of circumstances.
Late term abortion, which is rare anyway, is a political strawman that lets the anti forces think they have standing to ban it all.
Your 39-week comment I took as support in that direction. Am I wrong?
â€œArbitrary gestational age bans on abortion at six weeks that use the term â€˜heartbeatâ€™ to define the gestational development being targeted do not reflect medical accuracy or clinical understanding,â€ said Dr Ted Anderson, president of [the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists]. The organization represents 58,000 physicians across the US.
â€œPregnancy and fetal development are a continuum. What is interpreted as a heartbeat in these bills is actually electrically induced flickering of a portion of the fetal tissue that will become the heart as the embryo develops,â€ Anderson said.
In addition, the Guardian has updated its style guide more accurately to reflect abortion bans spreading across the United States.
Instead of using â€œfetal heartbeat billsâ€, as the laws are often called by anti-abortion campaigners, the Guardian will make â€œsix-week abortion banâ€ the preferred term for the laws, unless quoting someone, in order to better reflect the practical effect of the laws.
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