abortions are never done after 6 months. this is for a good reason; before 6 months, the baby is not much of anything. It does not feel, it does not breath, it does not hurt, it can't feel pain, it can't think. at this stage in its development, it is but yet a forming cluster of cells. nothing is working yet. in fact, the heart does not beat until the baby is born, when the muscles in the heart wall close off. until then, the mother's heart beats for the child. before 6 months, the glial cells in the brain have not yet finished directing the formation of the body after 6 months, then the baby is firmly moulded, and just has to develop a bit more, before that, the baby is like a car in an auto shop, without all the parts in it, or a car on an assembly line, it's not "alive" until you put gas in it and make it go. an abortion is just ceasing the construction of an as yet unfinished project.