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Abortion textbook reveals why women get late abortions… and it’s not for health
LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | October 14, 2019 | Sarah Terzo

Posted on 10/17/2019 10:17:35 AM PDT by Morgana

The book Abortion Care was written to educate future abortion workers. It gives training and advice to those who want to work in abortion facilities. One subject it covers is late term abortion. The book mentions several studies on the reasons why women get late abortions, and pulls examples from various studies. The examples are from women’s abortions that took place between 15 and 23 weeks.

Here are some of the reasons, in women’s own words. One woman said she didn’t feel pregnant or miss a period, so she learned of her pregnancy late:

I thought I wouldn’t have my period anymore [and] I didn’t feel anything abnormal. In previous times [pregnancies] I did sometimes feel like eating this or that. This time I was still working very hard in the field, and I was still healthy. So I didn’t have an examination until my pregnancy was big.

This 16 year-old girl wanted her baby at first, but changed her mind:

When I missed the first [period], I was just happy, like “Yes!” Then I missed the second one, then I was just doubting a little bit. Like. Then I missed the third one; then it cut right through my head, like “Oh. My God!” Then I started getting scared and stuff.

Another woman and her partner were indecisive about aborting:

So we decided that it was too soon [to have a child]. It just wasn’t the right time for neither of us… It was like… Sometimes [my partner] would say yes, and I would say no. I would convince him where I would think it’s a bad decision and he’ll say yes or no. Then [he’d] try to convince me… So, it was confusing at first, but we knew that it was going to be a decision that we would have to make.

A 22 year-old woman didn’t realize she was pregnant:

I had no symptoms of pregnancy. I did not gain weight. I did not experience nausea and until two weeks ago I didn’t even notice a bump, considering I’m 20 weeks pregnant.

When asked why she waited, another woman said, “Because I was in denial and scared about it.”

A woman who aborted at 23 weeks said, “The pregnancy was due to a sexual assault so [I] pushed [it] to the back of my mind and didn’t want to tell anyone….”

Studies have shown that a significant percentage of rape survivors who become pregnant carry to term and do not regret their decision to give birth. A number of women have told their stories of having children concieved in rape, and many women who have abortions after rape regret them.

Another woman had an abortion because she ate under-ripe peaches and believed an urban legend that this would cause birth defects:

I didn’t know I was pregnant during those first few months, so I ate some peaches. You know, people told me that if I ate dao diec [unripe] peaches, my baby would be dumb. I’m so anxious. I’m fearful for the future of my baby.

Abortion Care says, “There will always be a need to provide access to second trimester abortion… A variety of research studies illustrate the multifactorial elements as to why women present for second trimester abortion.”

It then gives a list of common reasons why women get late term abortions:

* Concealed pregnancy or inability to recognize pregnancy by teenagers

* Unrecognized pregnancy in perimenopausal women

* Unrecognized pregnancy in women with irregular menstrual cycles, amenorrhea or women using contraception

* Denial of pregnancy

* Late identification of problems in pregnancy, such as fetal abnormalities

* Change of circumstances (abandonment of partner, violence by partner)

* Uncertainty about whether or not to have an abortion

* Fear/coercion by partner or family members

* Need to travel for an abortion

While the book did say that some women abort late because an amniocentesis shows the baby will have a disability, most reasons women give for late abortions are not related to this. And, of course, a baby with a disability has the same right to live as a healthy baby. Killing a child because they have a disability is the most lethal form of ableism.

Abortion Care, a book never intended for pro-lifers to read, exposes the myth that all late abortions are done for dire reasons. Pro-choicers spread this falsehood to convince people to support legal late abortion, but the truth is very different.

Source: Sam Rowlands ed. Abortion Care (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2014) 207, 208

TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: abortion; abortioncare; abortiontextbook; clinicquotes; latetermabortion; prolife; theysaidit

1 posted on 10/17/2019 10:17:35 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Denial. Wishful thinking.

2 posted on 10/17/2019 10:27:19 AM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Morgana

Like, no. It’s like the other way around. It’s like unripe peaches, like, get you, like, pregnant.

Where’s the study on how many regret their abortions even many years later.

3 posted on 10/17/2019 10:32:12 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Morgana

Damn it. all , abortion is government sanctioned murder of a truely innocent and blamless person.

4 posted on 10/17/2019 10:32:15 AM PDT by Ikeon (Oops.. did I say that?)
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To: Morgana

There is no difference between an abortion at done at 24 hours with a Morning After Pill and an abortion done at an abortion clinic at 24 weeks.

5 posted on 10/17/2019 10:32:27 AM PDT by Meatspace
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To: bgill; metmom; Salvation; Mrs. Don-o

” It’s like unripe peaches,”

I had NEVER heard that one until I posted this one. Blows my mind.

6 posted on 10/17/2019 10:41:09 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

They’re all a bunch of baby murderers.

7 posted on 10/17/2019 11:22:01 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Chivalry is not dead. It is a warriors code and only practiced by warriors.)
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To: BuffaloJack

8 posted on 10/17/2019 11:23:30 AM PDT by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: Morgana

There is ZERO medical reason to have a partial birth/late term abortion... If her life is in jeopardy you don’t decide, lets go for a birth that isn’t finished...

Its a lie, always has been.

9 posted on 10/17/2019 11:24:55 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Morgana
Here's one thing that's rarely discussed: the fact that the later the abortion, the more severe the physical and psychological impact on the mother.

Objectively, it's the same aggression against the life and well-being of another human being, no matter what the age or stage of the baby. But in terms of physiological disruption and emotional trauma, late abortions wreck ongoing damage and misery to the woman.

10 posted on 10/17/2019 11:31:35 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("God bless the child who's got his own." - Billie Holliday)
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To: HamiltonJay

That is why C Sections are done.

11 posted on 10/17/2019 11:35:42 AM PDT by GailA (Intractable Pain, a Subset of Chronic pain Last a Life TIME at Level 10.)
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To: Ikeon


12 posted on 10/17/2019 11:36:02 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: GailA

Exactly.. If the mothers life is in jeopardy you would perform a C section, not have them go through all the trauma of an intentional breach birth..

13 posted on 10/17/2019 11:38:24 AM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: HamiltonJay

All women should bring at least one child into this world no matter how screwed up she is. Health reasons both physical and emotional. This is what they were put on this earth to do. Let adoption take care of the issue over providing for the child.

14 posted on 10/17/2019 1:34:43 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Meatspace

I don’t approve of either but I fear the older babies suffer more

15 posted on 10/17/2019 4:16:42 PM PDT by Persevero (Desmond is not -Amazing- Desmond is -Abused-)
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To: Persevero

Married women should have 2 kids and stable marriages should have 3-4. That’s how we grow. Who wants the median age here to be 55?

16 posted on 10/17/2019 7:34:09 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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