I think the side that needs to be carefully watched for the truth or otherwise of its statements is the pro-partial birth abortion side, as well as the other.
Ron Fitzsimmons, executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, admitted in the New York Times, Feb.26, 1997, that he lied when describing PBA as being performed rarely and usually out of medical necessity. He now estimates the procedure as being performed about 5,000 times per year, and usually “on a healthy mother with a healthy fetus.”
“…in most cases where the procedure is used, the physical health of the woman whose pregnancy is being terminated is not in jeopardy. Instead, the “typical” patients tend to be young, low-income women, often poorly educated or naive, whose reasons for waiting so long to end their pregnancies is rarely medical.” - Washington Times, September 17, 1996.
There were five women present when former President Clinton vetoed the ban on this procedure. One of them (Claudia Crowne Ades) stated in an interview on MNTM (Mobile, Alabama) on April 12, 1996:
I am not aware of any credible evidence that PBA is done deliberately to harvest organs for transplant. I am also not aware of any credible evidence that PBA is done to save the life of the mother as a general rule.
The “health” of the mother in PBA is often defined as it is for abortion earlier in pregnancy - unwanted pregnancy = stress, stress = unhealthy, ergo any pregnancy can be terminated to save the “health” of the mother.