Doctors say the GOP’s anti-abortion campaign is based on pseudoscience

Published October 4, 2017

An article on Mic about a vote in Congress Tuesday in favor of a bill that would make abortions after 20 weeks illegal in the U.S., and based on the false premise that a fetus older than 20 weeks would feel pain during an abortion, interviews Gretchen Ely, associate professor of social work. “It’s likely a tactic to decrease access to abortion without overtly overturning Roe v. Wade,” she said. “If you break it down to just increments of lost access, then you just block more and more people from getting those services.”

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