Lorie Shaull via Wikimedia Commons.

A move to limit abortion in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico has met with some success, but abortion activists are working hard to undermine it.

S. 693, introduced in the Senate in late 2021, aims to limit abortion to 22 weeks. The bill allows for an exception if the life or health of the mother is in danger (even though deliberately killing a preborn child is never medically necessary), but in that case requires a second doctor to be present in case the baby survives the abortion, at which point the second doctor would assume care of the abortion survivor.

The bill would also collect data about abortion in the territory, as well as complications. Abortion is currently largely unregulated — a fact noted by the bill’s co-author, Senate President Jose Luis Dalmau Santiago — and very little data about the safety or rate of complications is collected. There are no waiting periods, no restrictions on minors or requirements for parental consent, no limits on fetal age, or other things intended to make abortion moderately less dangerous in the territory.

The Commission on Life and Family Affairs approved the bill on March 29 with a 9-3 vote, but the Senate has since returned it to the committee due to a successful pro-abortion outcry over the lack of public debate. One of the bill’s sponsors, Senator Joanne Rodriguez Veve, said in an interview posted to Twitter that debating the human rights of others seemed to have little merit. “For me, it is unmeritable to hold public hearings to discuss whether a developing baby that is already viable, that is, that is known to be able to survive outside its mother’s womb, should be killed or should not be killed…” read the tweet.

Read more at Live Action.

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Fred
Fred
2 months ago

LETS ABORT ALL BSBY KILLERS. THEY BELIEVE IN LATE TERM ABORTION, WE JUST MADE THE LATE TERM, WHATEVER AGE THEY ARE. ABORT THEM FROM OUR SOCIETY, USE FOR EXPERIMENTS AND PIG FOOD.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
2 months ago

Over the past 50 years, I’ve become convinced that those who support abortion don’t give a hoot about human rights. What they really want is THEIR SHARE of taxpayer money. The way to get it is through government funded Planned Parenthood. Accepting this as a private matter between obstetrician and patient removes the motive and the issue goes away.

Margaret E Storms
Margaret E Storms
2 months ago

I fear the time for conversation is over for some pro-abortion ppl; those who have had it need to justify their actions; those who perform it have deadened their conscience; those who just think it is ok do not want to be upset by the truth. Some ppl are able to be reached but we should never NEVER wish harm on those who have not yet seen the light of the truth. That will only harden their hearts.