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Abortion rates are down and have been for years. Safe, legal, and rare? We're already there.

Republicans' focus on late term abortion as an argument against abortion is incredibly disingenuous. A simple review of reputable public health information shows 93% of abortions take place at less than 13 weeks gestation while less than 1% are late term, which is after 20 weeks. In these cases, it usually performed due to a threat to the mothers' health or a serious issue in the fetus incompatible with survival.

Almost all late-term abortions are performed because it's discovered, late in the pregnancy, that the fetus has birth defects that are incompatible with life outside the uterus, or will mean a child will have a short, painful life if they are born alive.

It is always a difficult decision for everyone involved. Some choose to terminate and others have not. Bottom line is the decision is made by the person with their health care provider, no one else. 1/2

cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/69/ss/ss6

A friend of a friend had to terminate at 24 weeks because her fetus was anencephalic - the fetus had no brain other than a brainstem that was keeping the heart beating. The baby would have been incapable of hearing, vision, speech, locomotion, etc. The parents were devastated - they had very much wanted this baby and had tried for years to get pregnant. All their hopes and dreams came crashing down in an instant. What conservatives are saying is that she and the baby should have been forced to endure that experience, and the child's older sibling had no right to have their parents not be consumed with the horrible situation for months before it came to a tragic end.

Worse yet, state abortion restrictions aren't the main driver of lower abortion rates. So all of the GOP hoopla does nothing, as usual.
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The U.S. Abortion Rate Continues to Drop: Once Again, State Abortion Restrictions Are Not the Main Driver-
guttmacher.org/gpr/2019/09/us-…

There's going to be a lot more of this. It's going to be Terry Schiavo all over again repeated over and over again too.

Republicans only want forced births. They don't want the State to have anything to do with the baby (no matter how viable) once its born.
Republicans want to show that they too can be out of touch with the general public.
They've been out of touch with the general public since 1980.
I distinguish between like a Ron Paul and a Bush. You have some decent people out there but you also have some absolute scum.
Ron Paul was not decent.

Bush (Sr. and Jr.) certainly weren't decent.

Name one good thing that Ron Paul did.

Bush Sr. was so out of touch with America when he was President he didn't even know what a laser scanner was at a supermarket checkout.

Bush Jr. lied and killed millions of Iraqis and Afghanis who had nothing to do with 9/11.

@TonyStark

The anti-abortion movement is primarily a path to power, even if many grassroots supporters don't realize it.

@TonyStark You can't outlaw abortions. You can only outlaw safe abortions.

USpol abortion rates down, bodily-autonomy 

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