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There’s no such thing as “late term” abortion!

In recent years, some abortion advocates have begun to claim that “there’s no such thing as late term abortion,” saying pro-lifers invented the term as a scare tactic. But in reality, the phrase “late term abortion” was used widely throughout the pro-choice movement until very recently — so it can’t have been “made up” by pro-lifers.

While it’s true this term does not describe a particular medical procedure, it clearly refers to abortions late in pregnancy­ — generally after 20 weeks — of which there are 11,210 every year in the United States.

See also What is “late term” abortion? and How many abortions are performed at each stage of pregnancy?

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