I believe that after 20 weeks, the CHILD, not 'embryo', is thriving and kicking and LIVING!! Anyway, as a PROUD mother of 4, once u feel that BABY kick, how could u have an abortion? If the mom's life is in danger, didn't said danger exist last week? Also, as a woman who HAD to abort in my 15th week (I cried, along with my at-the-time bf and his family, but I was having seizures and was unable to take any mess to stop them. The baby was in distress and I would DEFINITELY have died. I cried for a very long time. It's devastating. I'm not against abortions, generally, but after 20 weeks, the baby is already half-way here. Half the way done 'baking', as I called it. (Lol) -----// ok. I just read the comment from kristina. I have r a q for u. Wouldn't said ultrasound have seen an abnormality b4 this stage? OK. Changed my vote. Sorry.