Iowa Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) said in a statement today regarding the discharge petition to get HF 657, the late term abortion ban, out of committee that “second trimester abortions are almost always a decision by a woman that desperately wants to be pregnant but something has gone tragically wrong with her pregnancy.”

Wrong, wrong, wrong… that is what the pro-abortion lobby and the politicians who love them would have you believe.  They couldn’t be further from the truth as the study “Consequences to Women’s Health of Late-Term Abortion” shows by pointing to research done by the Guttmacher Institute (the research arm of Planned Parenthood).  The truth is the vast majority of late-term abortions are performed for socioeconomic reasons:

  • 71%–Women did not realize she was pregnant
  • 48%–Difficulty making arrangements for the abortion
  • 33%–Afraid to tell parents or partner
  • 24%–Needed time to make the decision
  • 8%–Hoped their relationship would change

Fetal abnormalities or women’s health considerations are rarely the reason for undergoing a late-term abortion.

HT: Jen Bowen, Iowa Right to Life

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