Case of 10-year-old rape victim challenges anti-abortion movement

In a House hearing on Capitol Hill this week, an anti-abortion rights advocate said ending a pregnancy isn’t an abortion when it involves a 10-year-old rape victim.

The comment stunned the Democratic lawmaker questioning her.

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists defines abortion as a “medical intervention provided to individuals who need to end the medical condition of pregnancy.”

“Wait, it would not be an abortion?” said Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif.

Catherine Glenn Foster, head of the anti-abortion group Americans United for Life, told Swalwell she didn’t think it was.


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