Louisiana joins Mississippi in prohibiting ‘dismemberment’ abortions
Several states have already approved or are considering legislation to ban the dismemberment abortion technique — used to tear off a baby’s limbs during the abortion procedure during the latter portions of pregnancy. The Louisiana House today approved the pro-life bill to ban dismemberment abortions.
Dismemberment abortion, performed on a fully-formed, living unborn baby, is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn child is literally ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces. The law embodies model legislation from the National Right to Life Committee that would ban “dismemberment abortion,” using forceps, clamps, scissors or similar instruments on a living unborn baby to remove him or her from the womb in pieces. Such instruments are used in dilation and evacuation procedures.
Mississippi was the latest state to approve legislation that would ban dismemberment abortions when earlier this month, pro-life Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law. Now, Louisiana has started the process of following suit.
The House approved HB 1081, the Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Act authored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-Bossier), which would protect unborn babies from the barbaric practice of dismemberment abortion. The legislation passed 83-0 (Rep. Ted James changed his vote afterwards).
The House also passed the Unborn Child Protection from Disability Discrimination Act authored by Rep. Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge), which would protect unborn children who have been diagnosed with a disability in the womb from being singled out for abortion simply based on their status as disabled or potentially disabled. The legislation passed 75-1.
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