Joe, there are two things I ask that you do in order to understand my answer: apply logic and at the same time, empathy.

You cannot compare falsifying disability to deciding to terminate a viable pregnancy. That’s not even apples to oranges. That’s apples to shopping carts.

Not having a uterus, you can’t even imagine what being pregnant is like nor the emotion it carries.

I gave data for a reason. And I will say it again: There currently is NO widespread issue of women having abortions late in the game. 7.6% of abortions are in weeks 14–20. This is a very small number given that this is a solid window of time in which determining viability of a fetus occurs. I think, my opinion, that a solid number of the 7.6% are fetuses that will not live outside the womb. Women are not lining up in mass to electively abort a fetus because the just don’t feel like being a mom. If women do this, it happens in the first trimester. If it’s not happening in the latest window currently possible, it won’t happen if that window is extended. There is NO logical reason for people to just wait until 25 weeks to make up some excuse, convince a doctor of it, and ask them to put their entire career on the line just to use this law as an excuse to get rid of a pregnancy. The likelihood of this trifecta is incredibly slim.

There is no long line of pregnant women turning cartwheels of exuberance that finally they can scam some doctor into signing off willy nilly to let them have an abortion at week 26.

You are chasing paper tigers.

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