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Old 02-03-2019, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Magiver View Post
He was responding to legislation proposed in his state in which an aborted baby survived. You can read about it here.

Here is what Kathy Tran said about the bill she proposed:

“How late in the third trimester could a physician perform an abortion if he indicated it would impair the mental health of the woman?” Gilbert asked.

“Through the third trimester,” Tran responded. “The third trimester goes all the way up to 40 weeks.”

“Where it’s obvious that a woman is about to give birth,” Gilbert then asked, “would that still be a point at which she could request an abortion if she was so certified? She’s dilating.”

“My bill would allow that,” Tran said.
If it would have allowed it now, then the law has allowed it all along. Per your link, the law wouldn't have changed when an abortion could take place. It now only would have required one doctor rather than three to approve the abortion, and would have set a lower bar in terms of the potential health consequences needed for the doc to give the go-ahead.

You are repeating what one might call the organized, deliberate hysterics of the pro-lifers.