A new late-term abortion business is expected to open this fall in Maryland.
WKNO 91.1 reports the business — Partners in Abortion Care in College Park, Maryland – plans to sell abortions all the way through the third trimester.
The owners are Dr. Diane Horvath and Morgan Nuzzo, a certified nurse-midwife, both of whom have been doing abortions for years. They told NPR that they hope to open sometime after Labor Day and to average 10 abortions a week to start.
Only a few abortion facilities in the U.S. abort viable, late-term unborn babies, and the new Maryland abortion business hopes to attract pregnant women from southern states where abortions are restricted or illegal, according to the report. They said they plan to offer abortions through 34 weeks of pregnancy — long past the point of viability. Premature babies have survived as early as 21 weeks.
Horvath’s comments suggest she will abort late-term unborn babies for any reason, including healthy unborn babies with healthy mothers. She told NPR that third-trimester abortions are a “really politicized topic” but they “shouldn’t be.”
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“Every time we draw a line and we say ‘no more abortions after this point,’ someone’s going to fall on the other side of that line, and they’re going to be harmed,” she said.
A few years ago, Horvath also said there’s nothing wrong with a woman having 12 abortions if she wants to.
Maryland has basically no restrictions on abortion. It allows nurse practitioners and midwives to do them and allows underage girls to get abortions without their parents’ knowledge or consent.
Nuzzo and Horvath claim to want to help women, but their abortion practice is a business — and it already appears to be a lucrative one. Their fundraiser almost makes their new facility sound like a non-profit dedicated to helping pregnant women in need; only after scrolling down through updates does the word “business” get mentioned. That fundraiser has raised nearly $370,000.
Despite the huge influx of cash, the two are buying second-hand instead of new. They told the news outlet that they plan to use second-hand abortion equipment that they bought from a Georgia abortion facility that closed in June after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
“We’re going to take good care of the equipment,” Nuzzo said proudly. “We keep talking about it as ‘rehoming.’”
But they will not be taking good care of babies in the womb. Instead, they will be killing them for money and then sending their struggling, often traumatized mothers back into the world to fend for themselves.
Yet, Horvath claimed pro-lifers are the bad guys. She told NPR that pro-lifers are “doing terrorism,” and Nuzzo said she and Horvath are not “monsters.”
“You know, we’re not monsters,” she told the news outlet. “We’re trying to help people. We’re really, really, really trying to help people who are in absolutely unimaginable situations.”
However, polls consistently show that the vast majority of Americans oppose abortions in the third trimester, and growing evidence shows that many late-term abortions are done for elective reasons on healthy mothers carrying healthy babies. Late-term abortions also are more dangerous for the mother, and they sometimes die along with their unborn babies.
Abortion activists often downplay late-term abortions, describing them as rare and claiming they only occur when there are serious medical problems with the mother or baby. However, the claims are falling apart as more studies, abortion workers and women admit the truth.
Recent articles the Associated Press and New York Magazine have featured stories about women getting elective late-term abortions at 26 weeks and 28 weeks, respectively; both mothers were healthy and carrying healthy babies.
Late-term abortionist Martin Haskell, who is credited with inventing the partial-birth abortion procedure, said in a 1993 interview with American Medical News: “I’ll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range…. In my particular case, probably 20 percent are for genetic reasons. And the other 80 percent are purely elective.”
Ron Fitzsimmons, the former executive director of the National Coalition of Abortion Providers, made a startling admission about late-term abortions as well in 1997. He told the New York Times that he had lied to U.S. Congress when he said late-term abortions are rare. Fitzsimmons said late-term abortions are more common than abortion activists admit, and many are on healthy mothers carrying healthy unborn babies.
Then, in 2013, Diana Greene Foster, a well-known pro-abortion researcher at the University of California San Francisco, wrote similarly that “data suggest that most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment. Indeed, we know very little about women who seek later abortions.”
This year, a study by ANSIRH, a pro-abortion research group at the University of California, similarly confirmed that women have third-trimester abortions for elective reasons.
“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.”
By the third trimester, unborn babies are basically fully formed and capable of surviving outside the womb. They have heartbeats and brain waves, unique finger prints and the capability to feel pain. By this stage, research has found evidence that unborn babies can recognize their mother’s voice, dream and remember things like nursery rhymes.
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