A radical pro-abortion bill proposed by Maine Gov. Janet Mills would allow unborn babies to be killed in abortions for any reason up to birth.

Unlicensed abortionists would not face penalties anymore either under the Democrat governor’s billWGME News 13 reports. If it passes, anyone potentially could abort or help abort an unborn baby without fear of prosecution, including abusers.

Despite how radical it is, the bill already has 76 co-sponsors, meaning it likely will pass, according to the Associated Press.

“This gives the word ‘extreme’ new meaning. It would allow the abortion of a baby up to full term, one that could survive outside the womb. That is extreme,” state Sen. Lisa Keim, R-Oxford, responded at a Republican press conference this week.

The bill also is dangerous and discriminatory toward children with disabilities. As an example of the supposed need for late-term abortions, Mills shared the story of a baby boy in Maine who was diagnosed with a potentially fatal disorder before birth, according to the AP. The governor asserted the mother should have been allowed to abort her late-term, fully-formed son in Maine – simply because he had a disability.

Currently, abortions are legal for any reason up to 24 weeks in Maine. After 24 weeks, abortions are prohibited unless the mother’s life is at risk.

ACTION ALERT: To oppose this radical bill, Contact Maine state lawmakers.

Mills’ bill would change the law to allow abortions up to birth as long as the abortionist believes it is “necessary.”

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England and the Maine Medical Association support the bill.

Numerous polls in recent years have found that most Americans oppose late-term abortions. They recognize that babies in the womb should be protected, at the very least, once they are viable.

Abortion activists know this. So when they push legislation to allow late-term abortions, they typically do so with stories about tragic circumstances and claims that viable, fully-formed babies will not be killed for elective reasons.

But the evidence shows otherwise.

First, late-term abortions that kill viable unborn babies are never medically necessary – something thousands of doctors confirm.

In 2019, medical groups representing more than 30,000 doctors explained why:

After 20 weeks fertilization age, it is never necessary to intentionally kill the fetal human being in order to save a woman’s life. [5] In cases where the mother’s life actually is in danger in the latter half of pregnancy, there is not time for an abortion, because an abortion typically is a two to three-day process. Instead, immediate delivery is needed in these situations, and can be done in a medically appropriate way (labor induction or C-section) by the woman’s own physician. We can, and do, save the life of the mother through delivery of an intact infant in a hospital where both the mother and her newborn can receive the care that they need. There is no medical reason to intentionally kill that fetal human being through an inhumane abortion procedure, e.g. dismembering a living human being capable of feeling pain [6] [7] [8], or saline induction which burns off the skin, or feticide with subsequent induction.

Second, research about late-term abortions indicates that viable unborn babies are aborted for elective reasons in states where it’s legal.

A recent study from ANSIRH, a pro-abortion research group at the University of California, found women have third-trimester abortions for a number of reasons, including difficulty obtaining an abortion, the inability to afford an abortion earlier, failure to realize she was pregnant earlier, and medical problems with the unborn baby. None of the abortions in the study were because of medical problems with the mother, according to the report.

“The reasons people need third-trimester abortions are not so different from why people need abortions before the third trimester…” the researchers wrote. “[T]he circumstances that lead to someone needing a third-trimester abortion have overlaps with the pathways to abortion at other gestations.”

In Maine, the state health department reported 1,931 abortions in 2018.

ACTION ALERT: To oppose this radical bill, Contact Maine state lawmakers.

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