The Alabama Attorney General asked a judge this week to lift the blocks on two state laws that protect children from abortions, AL reports.
In July, a federal judge granted abortion activists’ request to block the state laws, one that bans brutal dismemberment abortions that tear unborn babies limb from limb, and the other that prohibits abortion facilities from doing business near public schools. Both laws were supposed to go into effect on Aug. 1.
State Attorney General Luther Strange argued the merits of both laws in the new court filing. He explained that dismemberment abortions, which are gruesome and horrific, are not really any different than partial-birth abortions, which are illegal. Strange pointed out that even liberal U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg called both procedures “equally gruesome.”
The dismemberment abortion ban has the potential to save hundreds of unborn babies in Alabama. In 2014, there were 594 abortions in Alabama that occurred in the second trimester or later, the Montgomery Advertiser reports. Dismemberment abortions typically are performed on a fully-formed, living unborn baby in the second trimester. It is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn child is literally ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces.
The state attorneys also defended the law banning abortion businesses within 2,000 feet of elementary and middle schools, arguing that it protects young children from a potentially hostile environment. They cited abortion activists’ own statements about the conflicts that sometimes occur on the sidewalks outside between pro-life and pro-abortion protesters.