A worrying new study that comes on the heels of the Roe Vs. Wade overturning by the Supreme Court, has revealed that tens of thousands of abortions in the US happen after the 15-week mark.
According to a study conducted last September, the Lozier Institute found that 6% of abortions take place at or after the 15-week pregnancy mark. That equals tens of thousands of abortions per year. The numbers are based on data from the CDC. “When applied to the Guttmacher Institute’s most recent estimate of 930,160 abortions nationwide in 2020, this is approximately 55,800 abortions at 15 weeks or later each year,” the study found.
The study estimated that five percent of abortions occur at or after the 15-week mark in pro-life states, and seven percent in more pro-abortion states. A bill proposed by Republicans in the Senate, entitled the “Protecting Pain-Capable Unborn Children from Late-Term Abortions Act”, seeks to ban abortions after 15 weeks, generally accepted as the point at which babies feel pain.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is introducing the Senate bill, said:
“Should we as a nation be aborting babies that can feel excruciating pain from an abortion?” he said, laying out his case for something to be done at the federal level. Such a proposal, he said, should say that after 15 weeks, there should be no abortion on demand except in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother…The science tells us that the nerve endings are developed to the point that the unborn child feels pain.”