Skip to comments.Abortion textbook reveals why women get late abortions… and it’s not for health
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 womens abortions that took place between 15 and 23 weeks.
Here are some of the reasons, in womens own words. One woman said she didnt feel pregnant or miss a period, so she learned of her pregnancy late:
I thought I wouldnt have my period anymore [and] I didnt 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 didnt 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 wasnt 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 its a bad decision and hell say yes or no. Then [hed] 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 didnt 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 didnt even notice a bump, considering Im 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 didnt 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 didnt 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. Im so anxious. Im 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
Denial. Wishful thinking.
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.
Damn it. all , abortion is government sanctioned murder of a truely innocent and blamless person.
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.
” Its like unripe peaches,”
I had NEVER heard that one until I posted this one. Blows my mind.
They’re all a bunch of baby murderers.
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.
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.
That is why C Sections are done.
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..
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.
I dont approve of either but I fear the older babies suffer more
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?
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