Why So Many Women Are Forced to Lie About Terminating Wanted Pregnancies

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With Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearing underway to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat on the Supreme Court, the national conversation has again turned to abortion rights. While Barrett refuses to give her position on Roe v. Wade, she has criticized the landmark case in the past and her record suggests she’d be a reliable vote to limit access, including restricting ‘very late-term abortions’ — a hot-button topic that’s easily misunderstood when you strip away the nuance involved.  

In recently resurfaced comments from a Fox News town hall in 2019, former South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg rightly points out the part we miss when talking about “late-term abortions.”

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“Let’s put ourselves in the shoes of a woman in that situation,” Buttigieg said. “If it’s that late in your pregnancy, then almost by definition,

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