Myths about Later Abortion

A fist, made out of abortion pills, is surrounding by several condoms hanging from a vine Illustration by Valentina Talijan

The Later Abortion Initiative debunks three key myths surrounding abortions that happen later in pregnancy, and provides tools for responding to these myths.

Legislators are disregarding scientific evidence and enacting legislation that codifies misinformation. The questions of the effects of abortion on clients’ mental health and of fetal pain and fetal viability are three areas in which significant misinformation has been disseminated, and this misinformation has been used as the basis for new legislation limiting abortion. The scientific evidence, however, does not support any of these restrictions.”