False argument presented
The article in The Leader-Herald on June 5 headlined “Many wary of the abortion provisions” presents a false argument.
Several paragraphs into the article was a line that read, “The state law sets a higher threshold, allowing a woman to have an abortion after six months of pregnancy if her life is in danger.”
An unborn baby six months or more in fetal development would likely survive and live a normal life if delivered prematurely. So why would you not deliver a live baby prematurely in the case of “saving the life of the mother” rather than aborting the child?
The need to allow for late-term abortions, according to the rationale set forth by this argument, has nothing to do with saving the life of the mother and everything to do with taking the life of the unborn child.