Late-term abortions have been in the news quite a bit lately due to recent decisions by some states to allow abortions after 24 weeks when medically necessitated.
But, there’s a lot of misinformation out there about late-term abortions.
Like, a lot.
The phrase “late-term abortion” is used to refer to abortions later in pregnancy, typically those after 21 weeks or more of pregnancy.
Dr. Jennifer Gunter, a board-certified gynecologist, took to Twitter to share her experiences and drop some truth regarding these abortions.
Non medically indicated = for no health-related reason. Dr. Gunter means that every single late term abortion she ever performed was for a significant medical reason.
She can think of one case where there are no fetal anomalies, and that one has some pretty horrific circumstances. The rest …
Clearly, no one is making these decisions lightly.
These are tragic situations, and those who are facing these decisions should be treated with empathy and understanding, not judgment.