Once again it just shows that most people are of middle of the road. This whole thing got started with the radical left wingers wanting abortions being available right up until birth and then maybe even after that. Then the rabid right wing pro lifers started the first of many restrictions on abortion to lock up doctors for 99 years and the heartbeat bills. Look I am an atheist and am pro choice but even I have limits abortion at full term unless for saving the life of the mother no one should be for that NO ONE!.. Lets face it rape and incest are a very very small percentage of abortions. Lets have that in the law but for the most part there should really not be a reason for many abortions today. There are much better birth control options out there compared to years past There needs to be common sense here but as usual too many on the fringes are driving the bus.
You actually completely miss what "radical left wingers" are wanting. First it is not radical left wingers, it is a lot of people on all sides of the spectrum. Second the intent is that it should be a decision between a woman and her doctor. And that is the key thing: It is not for politicians to get involved with. Nor is it for people with no connection to or knowledge of the situation to be involved. It is the woman and her doctors, with the woman having to decide for herself what must be one to the most terrible things to ever have to decide (except for those the only imagine carefree careless women freely ripping babies from their wombs. Those are sick people that think that.) Stand silently in the room, unseen and unknown, and go through the situation and the process. No one sane ever really wants this. But many still do not want to have it be between an doctor and the woman (when it is necessitated for a possible later term abortion). They want to force a woman to carry and birth a dead baby. They want to force a woman to birth a baby that will live then die in agony. They want to force these things to happen.
To me, this is not my decision to make. I am fine with limits for "on demand", I think pretty much everyone is, the problem is when people then jump in ans say "Great! That's the limit!!! Nothing more ever after that!! Yay!" And so they desire a woman who discovers that their baby is dead not not have any option but to carry and birth a dead baby. I think that is horrible. I say it is not my decision, if the doctor and the woman decide it is the best option then terribly, sadly the woman should be able to make that terrible and sad decision.
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I'm still interested in caes of where late term termination of a viable foetus has been chosen given the laws in some jurisdictions..
This is a good read:https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/20 ... -abortion/
(fair-use excerpt)How rare are late-term abortions, considered to be 21 weeks or later?
In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that there were about 8,300 third trimester abortions, totaling about 1.3% of all abortions. Eight thousand deaths in one year is not insignificant.
But most Americans reject extreme positions on both sides of the issue.
In May 2018, the Gallup Poll found that 81% support making abortion illegal in the third trimester. However, that same poll found that 60% supported allowing abortion in the first trimester.
There has been significant discussion of the rape and incest exceptions.
The same Gallup Poll found that 77% support the rape and incest exceptions in the first trimester, but only 42% support them in the third trimester.
As Kent above noted, your source provides no context. To those that think this means that 1.3% are women aborting healthy babies (and probably also thinking the women and doctors are laughing and drinking and partying while it is ripped it from her womb), that is on you. You are wanting that, you are thinking that is what it must be, to justify not having to think critically about it. You just want to say one thing and never think more of it. But life is hard and it is not fair or fun in many situations for many people.)
The idea that places like PP and other similar clinics will offer services for all abortions is flat wrong, Though they vary from region to region, it is basically first term only, following the guidelines of Roe V Wade. After that it is medical currently (though I don't know fully the new law in NY). And as I have noted above, that is not for me to blindly decide.
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