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PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING BAN…OR LATE-TERM D&E ABORTION BAN?

March 28, 2011

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Fred Barnes (Weekly Standard executive editor) writes in a lead Opinion article in the Wall Street Journal (March 28) that if Republicans insist on barring funding for Planned Parenthood as an attachment to a federal government spending measure, Democratic Party opposition is certain and “we’ll get a government shutdown”.  He’s probably right.  A Democratic Party […]

LATE-TERM ABORTION FACTS

March 23, 2011

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Late-term abortion is not primarily third trimester abortion.  Third trimester abortions, from 28 weeks’ gestation to full term, number about 600 a year and are performed for medical emergency reasons.  “Late-term abortions” are primarily SECOND-trimester abortions that take place in the 21st through 27th week gestation lmp of pregnancy, when – on an average basis […]

THE “WHY’S” OF LATE-TERM ABORTION – PART 4: GUTTMACHER’S TAKE

March 18, 2011

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Guttmacher’s research paper “Reasons U.S. Women Have Abortions” (2005 – Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health, 37(3):110-118) does not address Late-Term Abortion specifically, although certain conclusions are drawn applicable to post-13-weeks’ gestation lmp abortions – second trimester abortions – some of which would be late-term abortions of viable infants, i.e. from 22 through 27 weeks’ […]

LATE-TERM ABORTION NUMBERS IN AMERICA

March 12, 2011

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Lest we forget, an average of 3,560 abortions take place every day of the year in America. The approximately 1.3 million total abortions a year (the real number is higher than the Guttmacher’s published estimate) is made up of first trimester abortions at around 1,150,000 a year, by far the vast majority of abortions. Then […]

PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION AND D&E DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION BAN ACT/S COMBINED

March 12, 2011

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PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT OF 2003 REVISED, TO INCLUDE LATE-TERM D&E DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION OF POTENTIALLY VIABLE INFANTS AT 21 WEEKS GESTATION AND LATER BAN ACT OF 2011 One Hundred Twelfth Congress of the United States of America:  On this date……., 2011 An Act:  To Prohibit the practice commonly known as Late-Term D&E Dismemberment-Abortion of […]

LATE-TERM ABORTION MISINTERPRETATION

March 11, 2011

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On January 2, 2011 this blog posted an article entitled LATE-TERM D&E ABORTION BAN ACT DRAFT BILL. This referenced Draft Bill comprised a proposal to institute a federal ban on late-term, second-trimester, elective D&E dilation & evacuation abortions of potentially viable infants (i.e. from the 21st or 22nd week of gestation age through the 27th […]

CHOOSING ABORTION OVER ISRAEL

March 4, 2011

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“Choosing Abortion Over Israel” is the heading on a Letter to the Editor in the columns of FIRST THINGS monthly magazine, March 2011 issue, written by this author (Juan O’Callahan) – see http://www.firstthings.com   –  link to Letters.  The letter is reproduced below. “Choosing Abortion Over Israel In the “While We’re At It” section in […]