Babies aborted in Australia after 30 weeks

By Sarah Terzo

Dr. Donna Purchell revealed the following in a court hearing:

“In Victoria in 2011, a healthy, viable baby over 37 weeks gestation to a healthy mother was aborted for psychosocial reasons. In the same year, 10 healthy babies to healthy mothers were aborted between 28 and 31 weeks gestation. These children would have no doubt survived with proper care. In recent years in Victoria, about 50 per cent of the late-term abortions have been performed for psychosocial reasons, having nothing to do with the health of the woman or the child. …

In recent years in Victoria, two to three late-term abortions of healthy babies to healthy mothers occur every week for psychosocial reasons.”

PUBLIC HEARING—INQUIRY INTO THE TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY BILL 2018, HEALTH, COMMUNITIES, DISABILITY SERVICES AND DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE PREVENTION COMMITTEE, TRANSCRIPT OF PROCEEDINGS, 12 SEPTEMBER 2018, Brisbane, p 9

[The transcript from the hearing can be found here.]

Editor’s note. This appeared at Clinic Quotes and is reposted with permission.