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  •  So you would have no problem with the restriction (0+ / 0-)

    If 99% are to save the the life of the mother, then you have no problem with a legal restriction?

    In 1987, the Alan Guttmacher Institute collected questionnaires from 1,900 women in the United States who came to clinics to have abortions. Of the 1,900 questioned, 420 had been pregnant for 16 or more weeks. These 420 women were asked to choose among a list of reasons they had not obtained the abortions earlier in their pregnancies. The results were as follows:[3]

    71% Woman didn't recognize she was pregnant or misjudged gestation
    48% Woman found it hard to make arrangements for abortion
    33% Woman was afraid to tell her partner or parents
    24% Woman took time to decide to have an abortion
    8% Woman waited for her relationship to change
    8% Someone pressured woman not to have abortion
    6% Something changed after woman became pregnant
    6% Woman didn't know timing is important
    5% Woman didn't know she could get an abortion
    2% A fetal problem was diagnosed late in pregnancy
    11% Other

    •  I think we're using different definitions (0+ / 0-)

      of "late term". I was thinking THIRD trimester, which is just about never done if there are not critical health issues involved.

      Change WHO can believe in?

      by TheOtherMaven on Sun May 31, 2009 at 08:41:37 PM PDT

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