Rumor vs Reality

Rumor: Democrats want to allow abortions right up until birth. Reality: Near-birth abortions are a myth.

Published September 10, 2020

A a fetus at the moment of birth and all living newborns are protected under the law in all 50 states.

“Abortion later in pregnancy” is the medical term for abortions occurring after 21 weeks of pregnancy. They are rare – accounting for only 1% of all abortions. In most cases, dire medical situations drive a decision to terminate a more advanced pregnancy. This complexity leads many of people, including fetal medicine doctors, to feel that the government should not interfere with these complex, painful medical and moral decisions.