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There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding, as well as outright lies, around abortion.
On the 46th anniversary of Roe V Wade, the court case that protected women’s right to an abortion in the US, New York passed a law to protect women’s access even if the case is overturned.
The law also addressed late-term abortions, allowing them to be performed after 24 weeks if the health of the mother is threatened or the fetus is not viable.
Pro-life advocates argued the bill was dangerous because it could allow abortions up to the point of birth.
Gynaecologist Jennifer Gunter knows a thing or two about late-term abortions because she’s medically trained to perform them in her state.
I’ve done abortions after 24 weeks.
For several years I lived in a state with no gestational age limit.
I have neve… https://t.co/Pb6y4qpnON — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
So spare me the lies.
Abortion after 24 weeks is very rare.
It is very expensive.
These are not “whims” because a… https://t.co/DgOWAo2Lgz — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
I know of one case after 24 weeks where there were no fetal anomalies. It took months to get the court order as the… https://t.co/RNygUOleF2 — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
Here are some examples:
25 weeks, severe growth restriction and fetus not expected to survive. Pregnant person has… https://t.co/wxcSdB2QDY — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
Triploidy pregnancy. Had been planning to deliver at term and have hospice. At 36 weeks, transverse lie. Can’t be i… https://t.co/V2NpIpUgHh — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
If you have never done a post 24 week procedure, so you have spoken with her and also likely with her high risk OB… https://t.co/y3yoxOFceA — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
Sometimes hypertension in pregnancy is so bad that a 26 week fetus is the size of one that is 19 weeks. The mother… https://t.co/j6byajAWPl — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
I could go one. The permutations and combinations of pregnancy horror are truly bizarre and tragic.
A doctor, a es… https://t.co/XZ506bt5fA — Jennifer Gunter (@Jennifer Gunter)
@DrJenGunter My son was 24 weeks along when my doctor gave him a shot to stop his heart, then induced delivery. Pot… https://t.co/H9Dz0kue5r — Max&Lucy (@Max&Lucy)
@DrJenGunter Thank you. I was induced at 17.5 weeks. My fetus had lethal birth defects. Anecephaly & rachischisis s… https://t.co/lzL1DDh3GK — SayMyName (@SayMyName)
@DrJenGunter Thank you! I had one at 25 weeks and I will forever be grateful to the doctor who did so safely and with compassion. — Jenny Pierre (@Jenny Pierre)
@DrJenGunter Thank you for this thread. I’ve seen so much anti-choice rhetoric being shared, even from some other O… https://t.co/gUJjpkXgco — Asha Dahya (She/Her) (@Asha Dahya (She/Her))
@DrJenGunter Thank you! As a non medical person, I've tried to explain this to my pro life friends but I've lacked… https://t.co/eWYTfUv6Oy — 𝘿𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖 (@𝘿𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙖)
@Ashadahya @DrJenGunter As a doctor who may be labelled pro-life, I refuse to be wilfully ignorant. Medically indic… https://t.co/UffVbxLXs6 — Fatima Khan (@Fatima Khan)
Next time you get into an argument with someone who’s pro-life, you need to remember these facts.
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