"Perhaps, then, it’s not surprising that many abortion restrictions target late-term abortions. This year alone, five states banned abortions after 20 weeks. Even Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that protected first-trimester abortion, only protects third-trimester abortions when the life or health of the mother is at risk."
Sure, the way the author uses "protected" makes it sound really biased but that's not what caught my eye. It was where it pointed out that even Roe v. Wade in 1973 didn't allow third-trimester abortions under normal circumstances. It also says that, "Just 10 percent of Americans think abortion ought to be legal in the last three months of pregnancy". I was surprised when I read this because I've always thought that since Roe v. Wade late-term abortions were more accepted and that with new medical research more debate has arisen as to the ethics of these late-term abortions. Almost 20 years ago abortionist Martin Haskell wrote a paper describing the Dilation and Extraction method says that it is easier to do and he had at that point performed over 700 of them. We can only imagine how many more he has done since. My point though is that if there has always been more restriction on late-term abortions, then why is enforcing the restrictions taken so lightly? Is it even done at all?
I know that at Haskell's abortion clinics in Ohio he has been allowed to avoid laws governing health regulations. I doubt that anybody is checking to make sure that he isn't aborting babies past the deadline past by the state. How do we know he's not doing any kind of procedure he wants to? We've all heard stories of babies that were strangled or just thrown out to die as trash, and how do we know that's not still being done at abortion clinics today?