Late-Term Abortion: What the Numbers Tell Us

Want to shut an abortion proponent up, or at least slow him down? Start talking about late-term abortions. Talk about Kermit Gosnell’s House of Horrors. Discuss the investigation of other late-term abortionists in Texas, New Mexico, New York and other states. Mention the bans on post-20-week abortions being debated or passed across the country, accompanied by medical testimony that these babies can feel pain. There’s a lot to talk about.

But when abortion proponents find they can’t change the subject, they resort to their next favorite tactic: lying and disinformation. In the case of late-term abortions, the deception usually takes the form of claiming that these abortions are done only in the most dire of circumstances, after careful consultations with doctors who have concluded that only an abortion will save the woman’s life.

The truth, as Sarah Terzo has documented in this article, is that most women who have late-term abortions do so for the same reasons that women have early abortions: because they don’t want a baby. Both surveys and first-hand testimony of abortion providers, going back more than two decades, show that very few late-term abortions are done for medical reasons.

Arm yourself for the debate. Read the full article here.