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West Virginia House Passes a Ban on Dismemberment Abortions: Sends to Governor's Desk

Ben Johnson : Mar 1, 2016  LifeSiteNews.com

The bill would ban dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions, in which a baby is removed from the womb one limb at a time.

(Charleston, WV)óWest Virginia legislators will send a bill banning dismemberment abortions to the governor's desk. (Graphic via LifeSiteNews)

The House of Delegates passed the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (S.B. 10) by a vote of 86-13. The bill would ban dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions, in which a baby is removed from the womb one limb at a time. That abortion procedure accounts for approximately 95 percent of all abortions in the second trimester.

The state Senate passed the bill on February 17 by a vote of 24-9. It now goes to Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who has not formally announced his position but is likely to veto the bill.

Last March, legislators enacted a statewide Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, restricting abortion to the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, by overriding Democratic Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's veto.

The practice has been called barbaric by...

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