To the editor: Some “pro-lifers” accuse anyone who is pro-choice as baby killers. This wrongheaded idea was further encouraged with the New York law that allows abortion in the third trimester of pregnancy.
Third trimester procedures are extremely rare, making up only about 1% of all abortions. The option is available for exactly the reason stated in Roe and successor cases — to protect the life or health of the woman. In spite of what you hear and believe, any child born alive and viable has the same protection as any other person. That is the law.