Are most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy performed for medical reasons (like fetal abnormalities or threats to the health of the mother)?
Multiple public disclosures by abortion providers show that most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy are elective and not done for medical reasons. For example, Renee Chelian, president of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers said of late-term abortions: "The spin out of Washington was that it was only done for medical necessity, even though we knew it wasn't so." Likewise, famous abortionist Martin Haskell stated: "I'll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range." The Guttmacher Institute estimates that "more than 15,000" abortions "after 20 weeks" are done every year in the U.S. This exceeds the number of gun homicides. In recent months, politicians, journalists, and activists have repeatedly and falsely stated that late-term abortions are only performed for medical reasons.