The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on May 24, 2013 228 to 196 that prohibits women from having abortions 20 weeks after conception.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, authored by Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), bans abortions after 20 weeks, based on the medically disputed theory that fetuses can feel pain at that point. It contains exceptions for women whose lives are in danger as well as some rape and incest victims who can prove that they reported their assaults to criminal authorities, but it contains no exceptions for severe fetal anomalies or situations in which the woman's health is threatened by her pregnancy.
Opponents of the bill, including the White House, took issue with its narrow exceptions and argued that it interferes with a woman's constitutionally protected right to have an abortion. The bill directly challenges the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe vs. Wade, which protects the right to end a pregnancy up until the fetus is viable outside the womb -- usually around 24 weeks.
SHOCKED?? Well here is another picture you may want to see...
First Trimester is up to 13 weeks
Well call me blind but I can't see much difference in the 10th week (the preferred time of abortion)and the 24th week other than size.
Here are some statics ............
Reasons for abortions
In 2000, cases of rape or incest accounted for 1% of abortions.
A 2004 study by the Guttmacher Institute reported that women listed the following amongst their reasons for choosing to have an abortion:
- 74% Having a baby would dramatically change my life
- 73% Cannot afford a baby now
- 48% Do not want to be a single mother or having relationship problems
- 38% Have completed my childbearing
- 32% Not ready for another) child
- 25% Do not want people to know I had sex or got pregnant
- 22% Do not feel mature enough to raise another) child
- 14% Husband or partner wants me to have an abortion
- 13% Possible problems affecting the health of the fetus
- 12% Concerns about my health
- 6% Parents want me to have an abortion
- 1% Was a victim of rape
- less than 0.5% Became pregnant as a result of incest
Another poll of those that think it should be legal and at what times
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The study seems to show that most abortions are about convenience, stupidity or lack of responsibility so if the "Morning after" pill is available should abortion continue be legal?
Something to ponder................