Maine Gov. Janet Mills voiced her support Tuesday for legislation to allow viable, late-term unborn babies to be aborted in her state.

The Bangor Daily News reports Mills and state Democrat leaders revealed their plans to expand abortions during a press conference Tuesday, including the late-term abortion bill.

Currently, abortions are legal up to 24 weeks in Maine, but pro-abortion Democrats control the state legislature and they want to expand the life-destroying practice even more in the coming months.

One bill that has Mills’ support would allow unborn babies to be aborted through all nine months of pregnancy if a doctor says the abortion is medically necessary, according to the report. However, many doctors say late-term abortions are never necessary, even if a mother’s life is at risk.

Here’s more from the report:

[The governor] relayed the story of a Maine woman who discovered 32 weeks into her pregnancy that her fetus had a rare condition that led to broken bones in the womb and would not allow him to breathe if he was born. She went to Colorado for an abortion because Maine’s law would not allow her to get one.

“Fundamentally, these decisions are decisions that should be made by a woman and her medical provider,” Mills said.

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.

ACTION ALERT: Contact the Maine legislature to oppose any bill to promote abortions.

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: Contact the Maine legislature to oppose any bill to promote abortions.

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