Since was decided, many states have significantly restricted abortions in the third trimester, which is one reason there are only four doctors in the United States who publicly acknowledge providing this care.
Due to efforts to restrict these abortions further, as well as efforts to limit abortions at earlier points in pregnancy, the number of states where late abortion is available is decreasing sharply.
It wasn't until after 11pm that night when the crash was reported to Douglas County dispatchers.
However, only nine states allow third-trimester abortions for the many reasons women seek them (see earlier discussion).2.
Violence Physical intimidation of abortion care facilities and providers is common.
Adoption, like abortion, is a complicated and difficult decision. As of September 1, 2013: While nine states permit third-trimester abortions without restriction, there are only three states with known providers: Maryland, Colorado and New Mexico. Legislative Restrictions Most states limit abortions in the third trimester to those necessary to save a woman's life.
THE PROVIDERSToday in the United States, only four doctors openly acknowledge that they perform abortions at 25 weeks or later. A few more states will allow abortions if the health of the fetus is so compromised that it is likely to die when it is born.
THE WOMEN WHO SEEK LATE ABORTIONSThere are about 1.2 million abortions performed in the United States each year, and of these, 88 percent occur in the first trimester of pregnancy.