January 22, 2015 by JImbo
Is it so “radical?”
Is banning abortions after 20 weeks is “radical” then Roe vs Wade itself was “ultra radical” since it put the limit at 14 weeks (anytime after the first trimester) outside of medical emergencies.
How did we get here as a society?
Granted, 20 weeks is shorter than the current 24 weeks. However, we only got there only over time and after strident calls by the fringe for “free unrestricted abortion throughout the pregnancy cycle.”
In fact, 2:1 Americans in poll after poll support the 20 week limit. If you factor in the other 10 percent that want NO abortion but “are willing to go along with 20 weeks” that pushes the total over 2/3 of Americans.
Consistently. Poll after poll. For many years now.
It is backed by science as just before that there is a heartbeat and many body functions in the fetus. The “just a cluster of random cells” argument doesn’t hold water.
I think it’s a reasonable compromise. In fact, 20 weeks is very nearly the EXACT halfway point in a 39 week pregnancy cycle. It is the very definition of a 50/50 compromise.
So how is it “radical?”