Late term abortions done on women “for a variety of conditions”

During the partial-birth abortion debate, pro-choicers made the claim that these late-term abortions were done only when the mother or the baby had serious medical problems. In fact, this wasn’t true. Many were elective. What was true of partial-birth abortions is also true of late-term abortions today. National Right to Life writes about a lawsuit against Dr. Martin Haskell, who pioneered the partial-birth abortion method:

“In a lawsuit in 1995, Dr. Haskell testified that women come to him for partial-birth abortions with “a variety of conditions. Some medical, some not so medical.” Among the “medical” examples he cited was “agoraphobia” (fear of open places).”

“For what reasons are partial-birth abortions usually performed?” National Right to Life” here.

24 weeks. Possible candidate for partial-birth abortion.
24 weeks. Possible candidate for partial-birth abortion.
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Author: Sarah

Sarah Terzo is a writer for Live Action and a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life Network. She lives in NJ.

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