Late term abortion: For the “Health” of the Mother?

Today, people insist abortion must remain legal to ensure the health of the mother at all stages of pregnancy even through the third trimester of development and up to birth. This is simply false.

Former abortionist and practicing OB0GYN Dr. Anthony Levatino states, “You never need a late term abortion to save a woman’s life.” 1

Dr. Levatino explained, “I was faculty at the hospital for nine years, and I saw hundreds of cases of really severe pregnancy complications-cancers, heart disease, intractable diabetes out of control. Toxemia of pregnancy out of control. And I saved-in those nine years-I saved hundreds of women from life-threatening pregnancies… by delivery, either induction of labor or caesarean section, delivering the baby. And I always tell people, in all those years, the number of babies that I had to-that I was obligated to deliberately kill in the process-was zero. None.” 2

The most common late-term abortion procedure is dilation and evacuation or D&E. This procedure takes two, three or more days to complete. A woman arrives at her first appointment to have the laminaria inserted to dilate the cervix. She will then leave the center, go home or to a local hotel and return after the cervix is fully dilatated. This allows the abortionist room to insert forceps or other tools into the uterus. The abortion is then completed by crushing the skull, tearing apart and removing the baby’s body.

Approximately 12,000 – 13,000 late-term (20+ weeks gestation) take place in the U.S. each year. 3
That’s twice the number of AIDS deaths annually. 4


Article courtesy of: Do I Matter? Human Life Alliance @ 2021

Sources: 1 “A Conversations with a Former Abortionist: Is Abortion Ever Medically Necessary?” You Tube, Live Action 24 Feb 2016,|1tRnk-ig.  | 2. Ibid. | 3 “Induced Abortion in the United States.” Guttmacher Institute, 1 June 2019, .| 4 Xu JQ, Murphy SL, Kochanek KD, Bastian B, Arias E Deaths. Final data for 2016. National Vital Statistics Reports; vol 67 no 5. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2018.