Skip to comments.6 in 10 Americans favor 20-week abortion ban
Posted on 07/12/2013 7:11:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A poll taken by Huffington Post reveals an overwhelming majority of Americans supporting a ban on abortion after 20 weeks. This isn't much of a surprise. But those who "strongly favor" the ban outnumber those who "strongly oppose" by a 2-1 margin.
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards can't tell the difference between what Kermit Gosnell was doing and late term abortions.
THE WEEKLY STANDARD: [Supporters of late-term abortion bans] say there's not much of a difference between what Kermit Gosnell did outside the womb to a baby at 23 weeks and a legal late-term abortion [performed] at 23 weeks on that same baby. What is the difference between those two?
CECILE RICHARDS: I mean he was a criminal. And he's now going to jail. As I think you heard Senator Franken say and many women who have written about their own personal stories, it is very rare for a woman to need to terminate a pregnancy after 20 weeks. And quite often it's stories like one we heard today where there is the decision of the doctor that this is the best way, the best for a woman. And the problem is when you have politicians begin to play doctor and make decisions about women's medical care. They aren't in that woman's situation.
TWS: But there has been research out of, I think, University of California-San Francisco about non-medical late-term abortions. These things do happen, even if they're a small number. I'm talking about that specific area. I mean if there were broader exceptions, would you--
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Considering it is a Huffington Post poll, I’d guess the actual number is more like 8 in 10.
The standard in most of Europe is 12 weeks.
Roe v. wade was sold as “first trimester only” in ‘73.
Few if any heard of Doe v. Bolton, decided the same day, that allowed 2nd and 3 rd trimester abortions “for the health of the mother”.
Which turned out to mean whatever she said it was.
Which is the exact opposite of this:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men..."
We’re talking close to five months here. We can’t do better than that?
I guess it’s a foot in the door, but by five months you’ve got an advanced developed child in the womb.
Reducing it to 12 weeks in short order would seem appropriate, and then less and less until it’s zero weeks, zero days, zero hours, and zero minutes.
So-called “twenty week” bills are immoral and unconstitutional.
They tell us they’re going to stop the evil of abortion by surrendering the self-evident truth that the child in the womb is a person, and the principle that all men are created equal, endowed by their Creator with the unalienable right to live, and the absolute requirement that all persons be protected equally by our laws.
Why does anyone still believe them, after 40 years of the abject failure of this intellectually, morally, constitutionally-vacant “strategy”?