Author Topic: That 1% - women who get 3rd trimester abortions  (Read 2718 times)

Offline delalluvia

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That 1% - women who get 3rd trimester abortions
« on: January 23, 2013, 08:57:37 pm »
I'm glad this is finally out.  Too many folks condemn these women out of hand without knowing why they're choosing abortion so late.

http://news.yahoo.com/sundance-documentary-tiller-sheds-light-3rd-trimester-abortion-165923438.html

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Re: That 1% - women who get 3rd trimester abortions
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2013, 10:11:55 am »
I can only imagine how heartbreaking this decision would be, so late in the game.  It's incredible the fortitude and strength these women would have to have.
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Re: That 1% - women who get 3rd trimester abortions
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2013, 01:00:47 pm »
This article reflects what I've seen in real life. Women who decide to have an abortion typically do so fairly early. Those who end up having late term abortions tend to do so out of medical necessity. I can totally understand not wanting to bring a child into the world with severe medical problems. I can also understand not wanting to bear a child who is the product of a rape.

But I have to disagree with Dr. Carhart on one point. Abortion is indeed a matter of public policy in cases where tax dollars are used to subsidize the procedure.
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