88% of all abortions in the United States are obtained within the first 12-13 weeks after the last menstrual period (LMP).
Sometimes, however, women have compelling reasons to obtain abortions in later weeks.
Nearly one-third of all abortions after 12 weeks are obtained by teenagers.
women who were having an abortion at 16 or more weeks, a substantial percentage said the delay occurred because they needed time to raise money
Despite the claims of some anti-abortion activists, women have access to abortion in the third trimester only in extreme circumstances. Fewer than 2% of abortions are provided at 21 weeks or after, and they are extremely rare after 26 weeks of pregnancy.
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You go, girl!
"I will judge you, I will judge you, ma'am".
Her speech is for us, who all saw it because of what she said and how she said it.
@14 Ok now that you've looked at the situation from the perspective of the Chair of the meeting. Think about from the perspective of the woman testifying. You've listen to hours of misinformation and bad science being used to advocate an attack on your rights, to block others from learning how to look out for their health, protect themselves from harm, and severely limit the access of millions to screening, treatment, counselling and care. Or if it is simpler for you just imagine being spit and pissed on continuously for a few hours and then finally being allowed to respond.
I'm with @16, she spoke for me and mine, a rallying cry, and I need every one I can get.
i wouldn't have disclosed that since it's a signal to the legislators that you are no longer going to be a constituent. . .
as for the rant, could've been better or worse, but it got her noticed and raised awareness and ire, so that's good.
and @19 really?, how many rallying cries do you need? get revolting or ex-pating or running for office, don't just sit there and collect outrages. . .