"A woman is life without life there is death."
Some abortion-related facts:
“Since the Supreme Court handed down its 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton states have constructed a lattice work of abortion law…”
“43 states prohibit abortions, generally except when necessary to protect the woman’s life or health, after a specified point in pregnancy, most often fetal viability..”
“19 states prohibit partial birth” or late term “abortions, 3 of those laws apply only to postviability abortions.” - Guttmacher Institute/ 10-1-15
“38 states require parental involvement before a minor obtains an abortion.” “59% of women obtaining abortions are mothers.” - Guttmacher Institute/ 2017
Fetal viability means the “ability of a fetus to survive outside of the womb.” “A preterm fetus of less than 23 weeks gestation has little chance of surviving outside of the womb.” -- medical-dictionary-thefreedictionary.com
3% of Planned Parenthood’s budget is spent on abortions, and since 1976 Planned Parenthood abortions cannot be federally funded, but must be funded via other means. 97% of Planned Parenthood’s budget is spent on women’s lives and related health issues. (Washington Post/ 2015)
“In 2013, 664,435 legal induced abortions were reported to CDC from 49 reporting areas. The abortion rate for 2013 was 12.5 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, and the abortion ratio was 200 abortions per 1,000 live births.” - Jan 6, 2017/Data and statistics-Reproductive Health/CDC
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