The earliest a baby is viable outside the womb, at this writing, is about 21 weeks (see here | here for examples). The grotesque law that permits abortion in America, Roe versus Wade, established a trimester test that is based on fetal viability. The rule it establishes is
3. State criminal abortion laws, like those involved here, that except from criminality only a life-saving procedure on the mother’s behalf without regard to the stage of her pregnancy and other interests involved violate the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, which protects against state action the right to privacy, including a woman’s qualified right to terminate her pregnancy. Though the State cannot override that right, it has legitimate interests in protecting both the pregnant woman’s health and the potentiality of human life, each of which interests grows and reaches a “compelling” point at various stages of the woman’s approach to term. Pp. 147-164.
(a) For the stage prior to approximately the end of the first trimester, the abortion decision and its effectuation must be left to the medical judgment of the pregnant woman’s attending physician. Pp. 163, 164.
(b) For the stage subsequent to approximately the end of the first trimester, the State, in promoting its interest in the health of the mother, may, if it chooses, regulate the abortion procedure in ways that are reasonably related to maternal health. Pp. 163, 164.
(c) For the stage subsequent to viability the State, in promoting its interest in the potentiality of human life, may, if it chooses, regulate, and even proscribe, abortion except where necessary, in appropriate medical judgment, for the preservation of the life or health of the mother. Pp. 163-164; 164-165.
Sixteen states have opted to ban abortion after 20 weeks for reasons related to maternal health and to the ability of the fetus to feel pain. While proponents of infanticide say that ‘only’ 1.3% of abortions take place after 20 weeks, in raw numbers this means at least 10,000 potentially viable babies were killed in utero — the number for rape/incest is fewer than 6,000. (CDC reports 730,000 abortions took place in 2011, the most recent year for data, but the data set includes major abortion magnet states like California, Florida, and Maryland.)
The last to do so was Wisconsin.
“At five months, that’s the time when that unborn child can feel pain,” Walker said. “When an unborn child can feel pain, we should be protecting that child.”
Supporters of abortion rights have decried the legislation, saying abortions at that stage of a pregnancy are rare and often are done because of serious fetal anomalies.
Hillary Clinton, a true fan of Moloch, entered the fray:
Gov. Walker signed dangerous abortion restrictions into law in WI – without exceptions for rape or incest. Extreme and unacceptable. -H
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 21, 2015
Here the “rape and incest” mantra is just stupid. Even if we assume a child conceived through rape or incest is totally worthy of death, the idea that a woman could wait for 20 weeks or more to make the decision is ludicrous.
The recent videos of the Planned Parenthood baby parts brokering business leads one to the obvious conclusion that the reason the pro-aborts are fighting so hard over 20 weeks is because that is where the real money is made. The organs of post-20 week infants are in demand with medical researchers and the researchers don’t want organs from babies with “serious fetal anomalies.” They want normal and healthy organs. The pro-aborts need a government subsidized, government protected infanticide industry to cater to their particular fetish