Hillary Clinton Defends 12,000 Late Term Abortions
Pro-abortion advocate Hillary Clinton promoted the killing of pre-born children (again), tweeting out her support for late-term abortions.
“Clinton is correct that abortions after 21 weeks make up only 1.3 percent of abortions annually, according to the most recently available 2014 data from the pro-abortion Guttmacher Institute, however, that still comes to just over 12,000 abortions a year,” according to Life News.
Only about 1% of abortions happen later in pregnancy—almost always because a woman’s health or life is at risk, or the pregnancy is no longer viable.
Lying about this is dangerous, and a slap in the face to families who face heartbreaking situations. https://t.co/732pfPXaxr
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 12, 2019
Using a typical left-leaning approach to abortion, Clinton claims that late-term abortions are “almost always” due to a threat to health of the mother. Finishing up her Tweet she said, “lying about this is dangerous, and a slap in the face to families who face heartbreaking situations.”
In an interesting contrast, Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, reported a study in 2013 that “data suggest that most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment.”
Crooked Hillary is perfectly fine with 12,000 innocent lives being taken in an excruciatingly painful operation. She mentions that President Trump is “lying” about late-term abortions and that is should be “a slap in the face” to those affected by it. However, her words and advocacy for an inaccurate New York Times article create a problem. The only one lying in this situation is Hillary.
There is never a medical necessity to perform abortions in the third trimester. Dr. Omar L. Hamada, an OB/GYN told Fox and Friends, “There’s absolutely no reason to kill a baby before delivery in the third trimester. Not a fetal or maternal indication – what we say in medicine. If there’s a problem, and there are problems in the third trimester, both with the babies and with the mom that require delivery, just deliver the baby. We don’t have to kill it.”
While the New York Times wants to claim that “Trump got it wrong” in reference to his late-term abortion comments at the State of the Union, He actually hit the nail on the head. Hillary agrees with the Times’ claim:
“Late-term abortion is a phrase used by abortion opponents to refer to abortions performed after about 21 weeks of pregnancy. It is not the same as the medical definition obstetricians use for “late-term,” which refers to pregnancies that extend past a woman’s due date, meaning about 41 or 42 weeks. Contrary to Mr. Trump’s claim, late-term abortions do not allow “a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.”
But, that’s exactly what happens. At any point during an abortion, be it the abortion pill or a D&E abortion used in later pregnancies, a baby is ripped from a mother’s womb. The NYT tries to get technical on terminology used by obstetricians yet fails to recognize that regardless of gestational development, abortion removes a human from their mother’s womb, thus ending their life.
Their matter-of-fact ploy that a fetus can’t “feel pain until at least 24 weeks” is completely inaccurate. The Times uses sources from 2010 and before to back up this claim. However, the most recent science indicates that babies in the womb can respond to touch as early as 8 weeks. Having touch receptors all over their body and the ability to respond to stimuli led Maureen Condic, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah to explain to Congress that babies feel pain much earlier than 20 weeks. “The neural circuitry responsible for the most primitive response to pain, the spinal reflex, is in place by 8 weeks of development. This is the earliest point at which the fetus experiences pain in any capacity,” Dr. Condic said.