According to the Guttmacher Institute, there have been over 57 million abortions in the US since abortions were legalized in 1973.
By age 45, three in 10 women have had an abortion.
There will always be a perceived need for abortion, and if abortions remain legal, they will remain safe. If criminalized again, however, abortions will become senselessly dangerous, and women will die.
Gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott are not single-issue politicians. Both are good candidates for governor except for Abbott’s staunch anti-abortion position.
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Texas abortion law allows abortions up to 20 weeks, which Davis says she can support. Americans are fairly evenly divided between pro-choice and pro-life, so limiting late-term abortions and allowing them up to 20 weeks makes sense.
If Abbott won’t go on the record supporting lawful abortions up to 20 weeks, he shouldn’t be elected.
— Hugh T. Lefler, Fort Worth