Doctors who perform abortions, etc

June 22, 2009 | By | Reply More

This article at Salon.com asks many good questions about abortions.    For instance, for those of us who are “pro-choice,” is it really OK for a woman to have complete discretion to have an abortion?  What about after she has 12 abortions?  What if she aborts because the child would have been a girl and she wants a boy?  What if she aborts because the fetus has a deformed arm?

This article also provides some stats about the terms during which abortion doctors are willing to perform abortions:

Of the only 1,787 doctors who perform abortions at all, 67 percent perform procedures only in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Another 13 percent perform procedures between 12 and 20 weeks. The remaining 20 percent of doctors report performing some abortions up to 23 weeks, but once you hit that 24-week limit only 8 percent will perform an abortion. And we know there are now only two doctors who will perform abortions after 24 weeks.

Comedian Janeane Garofalo, who sums up religion as the fear of vaginas,  offers a new solution to the abortion dispute.  It begins at about the 4 minute mark, and she calls it “the buddy system.”

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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