Second Trimester Abortion Provision: Breaking the Silence and Changing the Discourse

  title={Second Trimester Abortion Provision: Breaking the Silence and Changing the Discourse},
  author={L. Harris},
  journal={Reproductive Health Matters},
  pages={74 - 81}
  • L. Harris
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Reproductive Health Matters
  • Abstract How do abortion providers determine how late in pregnancy they will provide abortion services? While law, training and socio-political factors likely play a part, this essay considers additional factors, including: personal and psychological aspects, visceral responses to the fetus and fetal parts at later gestations, feelings that second trimester abortion is violent, and ethical concerns with second trimester abortion. Providers may censor themselves with respect to these issues… CONTINUE READING
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