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Please provide a quote that establishes that late term abortions, abortions performed during the 3rd or late into the 2nd trimester, are performed on demand, and not because of risk to the mother or genetic defects. I can't find it.
The fetus or baby is viable: This refers to the time in pregnancy when the baby, if born now and prematurely, has a reasonable chance of survival. For most hospitals in the United States the age of viability is about 24 weeks 0 days of the pregnancy. However, being born at 24 weeks does not mean that most babies will survive or that if they survive they will have no problems. The chances of survival increase with each day after 24 weeks, and the risks of complications decrease.
A baby born at 24 weeks would generally require a lot of intervention, potentially including mechanical ventilation and other invasive treatments followed by a lengthy stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).
United States: In 2003, from data collected in those areas that sufficiently reported gestational age, it was found that 6.2% of abortions were conducted between 13 and 15 weeks, 4.2% between 16 and 20 weeks, and 1.4% at or after 21 weeks. Because the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's annual study on abortion statistics does not calculate the exact gestational age for abortions performed past the 20th week, there are no precise data for the number of abortions performed after viability. In 1997, the Guttmacher Institute estimated the number of abortions in the U.S. past 24 weeks to be 0.08%, or approximately 1,032 per year.
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by djr33222
I bet this was your strategy all along... Well done.
It's what I said in my first post!
The battle cry of the far left. Claim that prolifers don't care once the person is born
But when talking about statistics the scientific community is in agreement that you can find 5 that say one thing and 3 that says another. I think this quote says it all, I forgot who said it but it is perfect.
Originally posted by ButterCookie
Originally posted by LightOrange
Definitely not a human being, sorry.
Human, but not a human being.
That's science.edit on 10-8-2013 by LightOrange because: (no reason given)
You make no sense.
"Human, but not a human being."