How Stuff Works: Why Women and Children Have Late Term Abortions

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    A lot has been discussed about the Abortionist Dr. George Tillers' murder but not much has been said about why women and children have late term abortions. Here's a link to some reasons why:

    Late-term abortion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "2% A fetal problem was diagnosed late in pregnancy". Uh, isn't that what abortionists always describe as their main reason?

    I liked these reasons:
    "8% Woman waited for her relationship to change" Huh? What would change? The man would stop doing drugs and/or beating them somehow?
    "6% Woman didn't know timing is important" WTF does that mean? Are some idiots still doing the rythm method?
    "8% Someone pressured woman not to have abortion". Oh as opposed to pressuring them TO have an abortion. That never happens right?

    Discuss.
     
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    You've given a list of why a group of women had abortions at all, not late term abortions. :lol:
     
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    Later means later, not earlier. Could someone please explain this to Ravi?
     
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    Unless these women can't either count the days of the month or not very attentive about their cycles, it's difficult to believe that "71% Woman didn't recognize she was pregnant or misjudged gestation." That means (assuming that their cycles were normal) that they missed 4 periods without noticing that they were pregnant.

    More women need to know what happens to the fetus during a late term abortion. If more women knew, they would be horrified and would be extremely hesitant to undergo such a treatment. If women are not in a position to properly care for the baby other options should be presented in a reassuring manner. Even people who support abortion will not go as so far as to support late term abortion because it is an act of brutality.
     
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    You aren't talking about "later" - you are talking about "late term" abortions, so the topic of your thread is misleading.

    According to the JAMA that would be either after 21 weeks or 27 weeks.
     
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    I used to think that it would be difficult to not know you were pregnant, but after reading this, I'm not so sure any more and I'm not convinced that the problem is a simple one:

    From JAMA

    All options, including birth control education, counseling, options for keeping the child, financial help and availability of early abortions ought to be available...
     
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    16 weeks isn't exactly late term.
     

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