Check out Clash Contributor, Dave Daubenmire’s analysis on the Abortion question that was asked at the Final Presidential Debate.
Watch the questions and answers:
Watch Coach Dave’s analysis:
Hillary tries to play this as a very difficult decision, but let’s make it clear.
From American Pregnancy:
Third trimester or late term abortions are not legal in a number of states except in certain medical situations. The time frame referred to as late term is often based on when a baby is considered “viable” (able to survive outside the womb). However, the point of “viability” is a grey area in many medical communities. Most medical communities establish 24 weeks gestation, the later part of the second trimester, as the earliest time of viability. Therefore, the availability of any procedure used in the third trimester is based on the laws of that state.
The procedures that can be done in the third trimester include:
Induction Abortion: a rarely done surgical procedure where salt water, urea, or potassium chloride is injected into the amniotic sac; prostaglandins are inserted into the vagina and pitocin is injected intravenously.
Dilation and Extraction: a surgical abortion procedure used to terminate a pregnancy after 21 weeks of gestation. This procedure is also known as D & X, Intact D & X, Intrauterine Cranial Decompression and Partial Birth Abortion.
It’s hard to find date on third-trimester abortions, but here is some information on abortions after 13 weeks:
To get more comprehensive information, Guttmacher Institute researchers surveyed 9,493 abortion patients at 95 hospitals and clinics across the country in 2008, weighting the data to create a nationally representative sample of abortion patients. They queried the women on demographic factors like race, poverty, education and marital status, as well as asking them about domestic violence, health insurance, and recent disruptive life events, including unemployment, serious medical problems and death or illness among friends and family.
They then focused on women who had abortions after 13 weeks. Within that group, they compared women who had 13-to-15-week abortions with those who had abortions after 16 weeks…
…Compared with the 10.3 percent overall number, 14 percent of patients under age 18 had second-trimester abortions, as did 13.8 percent of adolescents ages 18 to 19. Among all ages, 13.4 percent of black abortion patients had second-trimester procedures, compared with 8.5 percent of white abortion patients and 9.9 percent of Hispanic abortion patients…
…Living under the poverty line also increased the chances of a later-term abortion, with 12.6 percent of abortion patients living in poverty getting second-trimester procedures. The rate of second-trimester abortions dropped to 7.7 percent among women earning at least twice as much as poverty levels…
…Physical abuse or rape by a partner increased the likelihood of later abortion, with 13.7 percent of abortion patients who’d experienced second-trimester procedures (compared with 10 percent of women who hadn’t). Other disruptive life events — loss of a job or a partner, for example — were likewise linked to later abortions. Of abortion patients who’d experienced three disruptive events in the last year, 14.8 percent got later-term abortions…
…For women who got abortions after 16 weeks of pregnancy, later in the second term, age and education were not factors. Black women, however, were still more likely than other races to get abortions this late. Wealthier women and women paying with insurance were also more likely to get abortions after 16 weeks, likely again because of the prohibitive cost of the procedures.
Read more: Live Science
It’s not so much the health of the woman or the baby, it’s chosen as an option because of youth, poverty, and abuse.
Pro-Life judges matter.