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Connecticut’s Politicians All Favor Late-Term Abortion

June 21, 2009

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  Rob Simmons, former U.S. Representative from Connecticut, was one of only 4 Republican congressmen to vote against the 2003 Federal Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act.  The bill was voted on and passed by the Senate (64 to 34), and by the House (281 to 142).   Earlier bills (in the 1990s) proposing to ban Partial […]

CDC is source for annual statistics on D&E, late-term abortion.

June 21, 2009

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The CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Department of Health & Human Services) website http://www.cdc.gov provides a link to its annual report entitled “Abortion Surveillance – United States, 2005” published November, 2008, the latest such report, about 50 pages with 16 Tables/4 Graph Figures.  All earlier years’ reports, going back to 1973 can be […]

Number of D&E in the U.S. each year

June 9, 2009

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The fact that some 40 states have laws prohibiting abortions after viability “under specified circumstances” (in Connecticut’s case CGS 19a-602b prohibits such late-term abortion unless necessary to preserve a woman’s life or health), or do not have such laws (10 states, including New Jersey), does not seem to limit the number of late-term post-viability abortions […]