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Physician who provides abortions: 'It's time to tell the truth about' late-term abortions

Comfort Omovre
Feb 08, 2019
09:00 A.M.
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A doctor who provides abortion has shed more light on the controversial issue of late abortions, claiming it isn’t as bad as it is made to look by Republicans.

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In January, a new law was passed by the state of New York, the "Reproductive Health Act" (RHA) - it legalized abortion after 24 weeks in the absence of fetal viability, or when the carrier’s life is at risk.

Dr. Meera Sha speaks for reproductive health rights | Photo: YouTube/Physicians for Reproductive Health videos

Dr. Meera Sha speaks for reproductive health rights | Photo: YouTube/Physicians for Reproductive Health videos

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As a doctor who practices in New York, Meera was excited about the bill which meant patients can now have a say in their reproductive journey.

But there was a slight turn of events; President Trump called for Congress to ban late-term abortion during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. He freely expressed his opinion on the issue of abortion and negated the idea, late or not, saying:

“Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.”

President Trump delivers State Of The Union address | Photo: Getty Images

President Trump delivers State Of The Union address | Photo: Getty Images

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The president further said:

“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,”

“And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth- all children – born and unborn- are made in the holy image of God."

While his defense of unborn babies has no place among Democrats as they are not opposed to the idea of third-trimester abortion, voters, in general, oppose such a procedure.

President Trump delivers State Of The Union address | Photo: Getty Images

President Trump delivers State Of The Union address | Photo: Getty Images

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which was conducted shows that 81% of Americans think abortion ought to be illegalized and another 65% negate the concept of third-trimester abortions.

However, Dr Meera has come forward to counter the public's opinion on late-term abortions and negate Trump’s point. To her, the term, "late-term abortion" is a non-medical term coined by anti-abortion activists to increase the stigma of abortion.

Therefore, referring to the RHA as a "legislation that allows a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth" is a gross misrepresentation of what the bill stands for.

She further explained that abortion is usually not what patients anticipate for themselves; it’s more of a decision they are pushed to make and is not as unsafe as it is being made to look. A procedural abortion has less than one percent complication.

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On this same issue, one Doctor Jennifer Gunter came forward to explain that late abortions are very scarce and are usually done as a means to save the patient from really grave situations.

“I know of one case after 24 weeks where there were no fetal anomalies. It took months to get a court order as the child’s parents would not consent. It was in the news so not a HIPAA violation. She had been raped by her brother if I remember correctly.”

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The RHA was a big step towards women having a say about their reproductive health. Unfortunately, President Trump's comments may have just caused a major setback to this movement.

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