Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

WATCH: Students sign petition to Legalize Abortion after childbirth

Posted by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM
  • 2 Replies
  • 230 Total Views

WATCH: Students sign petition to legalize abortion after childbirth

By Oliver Darcy
on Jul 25, 2013

Several students at George Mason University (GMU) signed a petition on Wednesday demanding lawmakers legalize “fourth trimester” abortions.

The petition, which was circulated on GMU’s flagship campus in Fairfax, VA., just outside Washington D.C., by Media Research Center reporter Dan Joseph said it was aimed at sending “a message to our lawmakers that women have the right to choose what to do with their bodies and babies” even “after their pregnancies.”

“If you don’t know what fourth trimester is, it’s after the baby is already born,” Joseph added in a video showing him collect the signatures.

WATCH: Students sign petition to legalize ‘fourth trimester’ abortions

“Currently fourth trimester abortions are illegal in all 50 states,” he told students before asking them to sign his petition.

Most student responses varied from “okay” to “cool.”

One concerned student asked if the procedure would “cause harm to the child.”

“Well the child wouldn’t be there anymore,” responded Joseph. “It’s abortion.”

That student then signed the petition.

Joseph said that after one hour he was able to garner fourteen signatures.

“That is a lot for the summer because there aren’t as many people on campus,” he said in the video.

Follow the author of this article on Twitter: @oliverdarcy

by on Jul. 26, 2013 at 1:06 AM
Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Replies (1-2):
Raindancerx
by Member on Jul. 26, 2013 at 3:37 PM

I loved the one part where he told the kid to just sign it because it is cool.

diane125
by Diane - Group Owner on Jul. 26, 2013 at 4:03 PM

And, what about the the woman that said that she just had a baby 3 mos. ago....while she's signing the petition!   He (sarcastically) told her that the baby would be very proud of her for signing the petition, lol.

Add your quick reply below:
You must be a member to reply to this post.
Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)