Reasons for Late-Term Abortions

“Of women who had an abortion at 16 or more weeks’ gestation, 71% attributed their delay to not having realized they were pregnant or not having known soon enough the actual gestation of their pregnancy. Almost half were delayed because of trouble in arranging the abortion, usually because they needed time to raise money. One-third did not have an abortion earlier because they were afraid to tell their partner or their parents that they were pregnant.”

Alan Guttmacher Institute

Aida Torres and Jacqueline Darroch Forrest, “Why Do Women Have Abortions”, Family Planning Perpectives, 20 (4) Jul/Aug 1988, pp 169-176 (The bimonthly research journal of The Alan Guttmacher Institute

unborn baby at 16 weeks
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