Hillary also told CBS she thought “that the kind of late-term abortions that take place are because of medical necessity. And, therefore, I would hate to see the government interfering with that decision.”
This contention is made all the time and rarely challenged. In reality, most abortions of viable babies in America have nothing to do with protecting the life of the mother. Not even the abortion industry’s propaganda outfit, Guttmacher Institute, believes this is true. In the only study it conducted on the reasons women have late-term abortion, Guttmacher found that in “many ways, women who had later abortions were similar to those who obtained first-trimester procedures.”
At the pro-life Charlotte-Lozier Institute, Dr. Elizabeth Johnson argues that both medical literature and late-term abortion providers show the majority of late-term procedures are not performed for “maternal health complications or lethal fetal anomalies discovered late in pregnancy.” So it’s, at least, a debatable contention.
Perhaps Hillary could clarify her position by answering this question: “Do you support the legal right of women to have abortions in the late third trimester even if their life is not threatened in any way?”