Abortion is always an emotive subject and i hold the view that it is too big and important a decision for anyone but the people directly involved which is why i despise the religious trying to force their opinion onto people already struggling with not only the decision but the aftermath of it.
I only recently heard about New York updating their abortion laws to include a passage that a woman could have an abortion after 24 weeks where there is an 'absence of foetal viability, or the abortion is necessary to protect the patient's life or health'.
Religious folk have hit upon the idea of spreading misinformation, conspiracy theories and distortions that this means the New York ruling now allows abortion up to the second before birth, even Donald Trump explained late term abortions as: 'allowing children to be ripped from their mother's womb, right up until the moment of birth'
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists state that 'an absence of foetal viability' are problems that are 'incompatible with life' such as a baby without a brain or organs that form outside the body or where 'death is likely before or shortly after birth and the patient may decide whether to continue the pregnancy and deliver a nonviable foetus or have an abortion'.
That determination must be made by a 'health care practitioner licensed, certified, or authorized” under state law, acting within his or her lawful scope of practice'.
To make it sound like mothers are choosing abortion as a form of contraception or willingly 'killing' their child just before it is born is not only a monstrous, incendiary and horrific lie, but it is factually wrong and could put doctors’ and women’s lives at risk in a country with such an extremist and violent anti-abortion movement.
Not only does it minimise both the suffering of the parents and the efforts made by doctors and nurses but it rides roughshod over one of the hardest, most heart breaking choices a parent will ever have to face in their life.
The American right wing may rail against the left wing media for fake news but this is just pathetic and cruel misinformation spread by dangerously ignorant and unreasonable religious extremists.