#FactsonLaterAbortion

Next week, the U.S. House will vote on legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. According to ThinkProgress, the ban, led by National Right to Life Committee-endorsed Representative Trent Franks (R-Az.), is based on the unscientifically-sound belief that fetuses can allegedly perceive pain at 20 weeks—four weeks shy of a woman’s constitutional right to abortion access under Roe v. Wade. The bill is expected to pass the anti-choice Republican-controlled House, but fail in the Democrat-controlled Senate  (To read more about the legislation, visit: http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/11/2135261/house-vote-20-week-abortion-ban/?mobile=nc)

In an effort to combat anti-choice propaganda in advance of the vote, pro-choice activist, and researcher Steph Herold (@StephHerold) took to Twitter to share later abortion facts under the hashtag #factsonlaterabortion and #factsonlaterabortions.

Read more of my Storify piece here.

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