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Kentucky House Passes Bill That Bans Dismemberment Abortions

Fr. Mark Hodges : Mar 16, 2018 :

"Before the first trimester ends, the unborn child has a beating heart, brain waves, and every organ system in place. Dismemberment abortion then kills a baby by tearing her a part limb from limb." -National Right to Life lawyer Mary Spaulding Balch

(Frankfort, KY)—[] The Kentucky state House voted 71-11 Monday to ban dismemberment abortions. (Image: Illustration of a dismemberment abortion/LiveAction/via

Euphemistically called a "Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)" by the abortion movement, this method of abortion is commonly used on babies in the second trimester of pregnancy.

The Dismemberment Abortion Ban would prohibit this method of ending a pre-born child's life. The bill notes that during such an abortion, the doctor "dismembers the living unborn child and extracts portions, pieces, or limbs of the unborn child from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or a similar instrument that...slices, crushes, or grasps...any portion, piece, or limb of the unborn child's body."

Before explaining the procedure under consideration, bill sponsor Rep. Addia Wuchner (R) allowed time for parents to take their children out of the legislative chamber, because she admitted the abortion descriptions would be "brutal."

Dr. Lynda Sanders of Lexington gave testimony during debate over the bill. The Courier reported that Sanders' "voice wavered as she asked the committee why Kentucky wasn't providing unborn children some degree of dignity in how their lives end."

"These lives are small and tiny but they are still human"...

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