1. The vast majority of Americans oppose late-term abortions.
According to a January 2019 Marist Poll commissioned by the Knights of Columbus, 75 percent of Americans believe abortion should be restricted to the first three months of pregnancy or only for narrow reasons like to save the life of the mother. Well over half of Americans — 59 percent — support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks gestation like the one proposed by President Trump.
2. Alaska, Colorado, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Vermont, and the District of Columbia currently have no gestational limits on abortion.
Many other states allow for exceptions, including the broad and undefined “health” of the mother clause that essentially allows abortionists to conduct abortions up until the time of birth.
3. There are 133 abortion clinics in the US that will conduct abortions at 20 weeks or later.
That number is down from 2016 when there were 164.
4. Planned Parenthood is expanding rapidly into the late-term abortion market. Continue reading