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Deciphering CDC’s Annual Surveillance Report Late-Term Abortion Data

July 26, 2009

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Only 32 States filed statistical data in 2005 with the CDC on the specific category of 21-weeks-and-later-gestation abortions. Of the 50 States, 18 States did NOT provide the CDC with information 21-weeks-and-later gestation Late-Term Abortions: 3 States – California, Louisiana, New Hampshire – provided NO abortion data at all to the CDC. 7 States – […]

Some Important Definitions

July 21, 2009

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What is D&E? As defined by Healthwise, Inc. (website http://www.webMD.com) and Guttmacher Inst. (www.guttmacher.org) Dilation & Evacuation is a surgical procedure performed primarily in the second and third trimester, involving the use of instruments such as forceps together with vacuum aspiration and curettage.  In lay language, it involves dismemberment of the child inside the womb […]

Annual Late-Term D&E Abortion Deaths EXCEED Annual AIDS Deaths In The U.S.

July 9, 2009

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“About 14,000 people die of AIDS annually in the U.S., according to the CDC.”  (Betsy McKay writing in the Wall Street Journal, April 18,2009). About 8,500 late-term third trimester (post 21-weeks’ gestation) D&E abortions were performed in only 40 of the 50 states in the U.S. in 2005, according to the CDC’s “Annual Abortion Surveillance […]