A fetus CANNOT survive outside the womb until after 24 weeks. Late term abortions occur to save the woman's life or due to fetal anomalies that are not compatible with life. Why make a woman give birth to a child that will die? How does that help anyone? It only prolongs the suffering of both the mother and child. It is a decision which should be left to the woman and her family, not regulated by law, because each case is different.