The Trouble With 20-Week Abortion Bans

On November 19th, my hometown of Albuquerque New Mexico will vote on a 20-week abortion ban, similar to the one that was passed in Texas last summer. As someone who has been pro-choice since before I knew what an abortion was, I am enraged by this and am discussing it with anyone who will listen.

Usually, when I bring up this topic with friends and acquaintances, the conversation goes something like this:

            Me: They’re trying to pass a 20-week abortion ban in my hometown.

            Friend: Really? Wait…how many months is 20 weeks?

            Me: Five.

            Friend: Five months? That sounds pretty standard for an abortion ban.

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