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How do feminists feel

about a woman choosing to abort a baby in the late term just because it was a girl?

I would think those strong feminists would find this appalling.

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:23 PM on May. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (12)
  • your not even allowed to do that. you can only have an abortion up to 13 weeks unless its for a serious medical condition, and even then you can only do it up to 24 weeks. & it not being a girl is definatly not a serious medical condition.
    i mean, maybe if your a millionar and you really wanted a late term abortion for a stupid reason like that, maybe you could find a DR and pay them a million bucks to do it cuz money talks ... but that barley happens.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 9:25 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • Yeah...I think late term abortions are pretty sick when it's for convenience. Extreme medical conditions...thats between you and your dr. As for the topic I remember when I was a child the stories about people in China aborting girl babies and my mama saying that was REALLY going to screw them later on! And about a month go a story came out about there being a women shortage!! Crazy! By the way....The OQ is one of the stupidest reasons to have an abortion.


    Answer by momof030404 at 9:32 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • In 1987, the Alan Guttmacher Institute (AGI), an affiliate of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), collected questionnaires from 1,900 women who were at abortion clinics procuring abortions. Of the 1,900, "420 had been pregnant for 16 or more weeks." These 420 women were asked to choose among a menu of reasons why they had not obtained the abortions earlier in their pregnancies. Only two percent (2%) said "a fetal problem was diagnosed late in pregnancy," compared to 71% who responded "did not recognize that she was pregnant or misjudged gestation," 48% who said "found it hard to make arrangements," and 33% who said "was afraid to tell her partner or parents." The report did not indicate that any of the 420 late abortions were because ofmaternal health problems. ["Why Do Women Have Abortions?," Family Planning Perspectives, July/August 1988.]

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • 1993 internal memo by Barbara Radford, then the executive director of the National Abortion Federation, a "trade association" for abortion clinics:

    There are many reasons why women have late abortions: life endangerment, fetal indications, lack of money or health insurance, social-psychological crises, lack of knowledge about human reproduction, etc." [emphasis added]


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:35 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • About three-fourths of Tiller's late-term patients, Jarman said, are teen-agers who have denied to themselves or their families they were pregnant until it was too late to hide it. [Kansas City Star]

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • About one percent of all abortions performed in the United States occur after 21 weeks. There are different definitions of what constitutes a "late term abortion," but most definitions refer to abortions at or after 24 weeks or in the third trimester

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:39 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • 37 states prohibit some abortions after a certain point in pregnancy.
    24 states initiate prohibitions at fetal viability.
    5 states initiate prohibitions in the third trimester.
    8 states initiate prohibitions after a certain number of weeks, generally 24.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:40 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • In some states a woman can say she is going to kill herself because she is pregnant. Unethical Dr's, and they are out there will sign off on this as a justifiable reason to abort.  She can convince the Dr to perform a late term abortion, because of that reason


    Answer by Anonymous at 9:42 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • All it takes is two independent doctors to agree that the pregnancy puts the mother at risk of irreparable harm by giving birth.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • In a 1995 speech, Tiller admitted that not all the abortions he does are for fetal abnormalities.

    "We have some experience with late terminations: about 10,000 patients between 24 and 36 weeks and something like 800 fetal anomalies between 26 and 36 weeks in the past 5 years."

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 PM on May. 17, 2010

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