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View Diary: Poll: Majority supports legal abortion, opposes state restrictions ... with one incoherent exception (149 comments)

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  •  The pollsters and the media need to give context (11+ / 0-)

    The 20-week ban sounds nice.  It falls under what people would call "common sense" even though it's not sensible in the slightest.

    For instance, when I discussed this with my mom last month, she at first supported the idea of a 20-week ban.  Then I noted that it would mean that a woman could be forced to carry a braindead fetus to term.  She hadn't thought of such problems and conceded that I was right, and she now agrees with me.

    Abortions after 20 weeks are very rare--only about 1% of all abortions (http://www.slate.com/...).  The media, in my opinion, is to fault for the broad lack of public understanding on this issue because they never note the rarity of such procedures or the reasons why a woman might have to get an abortion after 20 weeks.  And, as always, Republicans capitalize on ignorance.

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