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Gynecologist’s Viral Twitter Thread Sets People Straight on Late-Term Abortions

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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.

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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.

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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.

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She can think of one case where there are no fetal anomalies, and that one has some pretty horrific circumstances. The rest …

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Clearly, no one is making these decisions lightly.

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These are tragic situations, and those who are facing these decisions should be treated with empathy and understanding, not judgment.