Trump repeated a right-wing media abortion talking point at the UN General Assembly | Media Matters for America – Liar in Chief! 

many times right-wing media and Trump attempt to claim otherwise. In reality, later abortions are those that happen after 20 weeks, and they are performed for many reasons including medical necessity or barriers to abortion access. As Dr. Kristyn Brandi explained to Vox, “Patients do not request abortion when they are in labor and doctors do not provide it.” She also noted that abortions that take place later in pregnancy make up “about 1 percent of all abortion care,” and that patients seek this care due to “some type of medical complication or their fetus was diagnosed with some type of genetic abnormality that makes their quality of life after they deliver really poor.” This isn’t the first time Trump has sourced his anti-abortion talking points from right-wing media. During his 2019 State of the Union Address, Trump repeated sensationalized misinformation about abortion measures in New York and Virginia, alleging that Democrats, “would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother’s womb moments before birth.” Trump reiterated this talking point at the 2019 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), declaring doctors “will execute the baby after birth.” Trump’s use of right-

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