Fr. Mark Hodges
WASHINGTON, D.C., October 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — The mainstream media pounced on President Donald Trump after he stated in announcing his support for the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act on October 2:
“The United States is currently out of the mainstream in the family of nations, in which only 7 out of 198 nations allow elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.”
The House approved the protective legislation the next day, but Trump was questioned about his charge that the U.S. is legislatively as abortion-permissive as China.
The Washington Post decided to fact check the president. Their conclusion? He is “backed by data.”
The infamous Roe v Wade Supreme Court decree arbitrarily segregated pregnancy into three 13-week “trimesters” based on the earliest gestational “viability” of the baby at about 26 weeks (the third “trimester”).
The nation’s highest court declared that only after “viability” did states have the right to limit abortions, unless the mother’s “health” was in jeopardy. However, Roe’s accompanying decision, Doe v Bolton, defined “health” in such broad terms that abortion-on-demand was effectively legalized throughout all nine months of pregnancy.
The Charlotte Lozier Institute issued
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