Okay, Missouri, either explain yourself or your state senator, Majority whip, Brian Nieves. You're being judged now, so be careful. Does this man really speak for you. Here's his statement, as reported by Laura Bassett at HuffPo, "late term abortions to save the life of the mother are actually just 'a matter of convenience.'"
Really? And you got your medical degree from where? The University of the GOP?
Nieves is not the first Republican lawmaker to claim that women never need abortions to save their lives. Former U.S. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) said last October that there should be no abortion exception for the "life of the mother" because "with modern technology and science, you can't find one instance" in which a woman would actually die. "And as far as health of the mother, same thing," Walsh continued.
You didn't hear that in your ob/gyn studies. You must be the same kind of student as George Zimmerman who claims he never hear of the "stand your ground law" though his instructor claims it was taught in the classes GZ attended -- and got an "A" in.
So here's a little refresher for you, Mister Nieves:
Of course, there could be many medical reasons for a woman to need to terminate her pregnancy in order to protect her life or health, but the most common is an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies, or pregnancies that occur outside the uterus, are a life-threatening condition that occur in one in every 40 to one in every 100 pregnancies, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Maybe you and your Republican cronies should spend a bit more time studying in class or from books instead of just pulling sh&% out of your ass.
Women's lives most certainly are at risk. Maybe some sobering news will snap you back to reality:
The 20th century saw a dramatic decrease in pregnancy-related deaths, largely because of improvements in sterile techniques — reaching the lowest point in 1987 at 7.2 deaths per 100,000 live births. The most recent figures available show the rate hovers around 15 deaths per 100,000 births — placing the U.S. near the bottom among developed nations.
The rate of severe complications during and after delivery have also doubled in the last decade, according to a 2012 federal study. Near-misses, where a woman nearly dies, increased by 27 percent.
These stats are courtesy of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch back in April, 2013. So stop interfering in issues you so obviously know little to nothing about. And stop accusing women of lying for convenience. You may have a stick up your butt, but that doesn't mean you're an expert on trees.