Friday, November 08, 2013
That important detail NARAL left out
In their latest effort to attack legislation which bans abortion after 20-weeks, NARAL has posted a video featuring Dana Weinstein discussing her late-term abortion. NARAL (and other pro-choice groups) have used Weinstein and her story before.
What’s interesting about this new video is the detail NARAL leaves out. The video says Dana had an abortion "after more than 20 weeks of pregnancy." That’s true but the video seems to imply that Dana's situation would have been affected by 20 week bans (which regulate abortions typically between 20-24 weeks).
There’s one problem with that. Dana had her abortion at 31 weeks. This means 20-week bans wouldn’t have affected her case because her abortion was well passed the viability standard of 24 weeks. That’s why she had Warren Hern (abortionist in Colorado) do her abortion. There’s not many other abortionists doing abortions at 31 weeks.
The federal 20-week ban wouldn't deter Hern from performing late-term abortions because he's already stated that he "will certify that any pregnancy is a threat to a woman's life."