Despite what abortion advocate say, late-term abortion is definitely, not for just medical reasons. Abortion backers when asked about whether they support late-term abortion often deflect directly answering the question by stating that late-term abortions only happen in cases where the mother is at-risk or the child has major medical problems.
So what is the truth?
The United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention in their latest “Abortion Surveillance” report (which happens to be of year 2007) doesn’t include information about why abortions are performed. The Guttmacher Institute has done surveys on why women want to abort although these reports do not specifically report on the reasons behind late-pregnancy termination.
We can though learn about the reasons behind late-pregnancy abortion in Australia where the Herald Sun there writes:
Meanwhile, new figures reveal women are travelling from overseas and interstate to the clinic to abort unborn babies who have been in the womb for more than 20 weeks for ”psychosocial reasons”.
The Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity 2008 annual report released last week shows there were 328 late term abortions that year, 178 of which were performed on women for ”psychosocial” reasons.
What does that even mean, psycho-social? The term refers to the development of your psychological mindset along with your social interaction/reactions as you develop mentally. How does that have anything to do with a viable reason to kill a baby that is so close to birth? How can we in our minds justify doing this using that definition to do this act? Are we really being honest with ourselves?
In fact when I have brought up late-term abortions and partial-birth abortions in political conversations, there are still a good deal of people unwilling to even acknowledge that they even exist – let alone doing anything about it.
How can we begin to learn about the causes of late-term abortion when the CDC and the abortion industry doesn’t even report the data?