Archive for the ‘Late-term abortion’ Category

Time article on premature viability study

Time Magazine ran an article discussing the possible impact of a study in the New England Journal of Medicine on the viability of premature babies which showed that a small percentage of babies born at 22 weeks could survive if given the proper treatment.”How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate,” by […]

That Albuquerque vote

As far as I know, this is the only time in the modern world that there has been a popular vote precisely to let kids of this age (20+ weeks) be killed on request. (America made a judicial decision to this effect. China & North Korea are the only two bodies to have made a […]

Powers rejects Davis as “hero.”

There is more anecdotal evidence that the consensus in the U.S. against legal late-term abortions is broadening. Most recently columnist Kirsten Powers, labelled a “liberal” by many, in a Daily Beast article called “I don’t stand with Wendy Davis,” came out against Davis’s filibuster of a Texas bill that would make abortion after 20 weeks […]

What Happens to Women Denied Abortions?

In What Happens to Women Who Are Denied Abortions, the New York Times writes about a study finding women who are denied abortions have no more emotional and mental health problems after the birth of the child than women who have abortions.  The women also regularly bond with their child.  The study finds, however, that the women and their […]

Guttmacher Institute Updates Summary of US Abortion Laws

The Guttmacher Institute, a research organization started by Planned Parenthood, has updated its annual survey of abortion laws in the United States.  You can view it here.  I occasionally dispute the characterization of a law, but find it to be a good starting point for research.

Why do we still tolerate post-viability abortions?

Mark Osler, a colleague at St. Thomas expert on criminal sentencing, presented a paper questioning why so many states still allow post-viability abortions.  His paper “Roe’s Ragged Remnant: Viability” is now available on SSRN.  It is a nice snapshot of the current state of the law and worth reading.