Late-term abortions, sometimes referred to as “partial-birth” abortions, should not be banned, maintains Glenn Woiceshyn in the following viewpoint. Such procedures, which are relatively rare, are essential when a woman’s life or health are threatened by her pregnancy or when a fetus has serious physical defects, the author explains. Moreover, he asserts, the attempt to criminalize late-term abortions is at heart an attempt to outlaw all abortions. Woiceshyn, who wrote this viewpoint two months before a Nebraska ban on late-term abortions was declared unconstitutional, is a...
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