Why Women Seek Late-Term Abortions

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the reasons women sought late-term abortions, cited in Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductive Health:

45% had trouble finding abortion provider

37% unsure of date of last menstrual period

68% had no pregnancy symptoms

58% Didn’t comfirm pregnancy until in second trimester

30% had difficulty deciding on abortion

31% had previous second trimester abortion

Did not cite a single case of fetal abnormality

“Second Trimester Abortion: Logistics and Lack of Symptoms are Factors” Perspectives of Sexual and Reproductive Health Volume 38 No 2, June 2006

abortion clinic advertising to do abortions in the third trimester
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