A District judge in Texas just ruled on a ban of “dismemberment abortions” would place an undue burden upon women, and has struck out to overturn.
U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that banning dismemberment abortion – a form of “D&E” (dilation and evacuation) abortion – places an “undue burden” upon women.
“The State’s valid interest in promoting respect for the life of the unborn, although legitimate, is not sufficient to justify such a substantial obstacle to the constitutionally protected right of a woman to terminate a pregnancy before fetal viability,” the judge wrote.
In a medical animation video provided by pro-life organization Live Action, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino demonstrates a second-trimester D&E abortion during which the abortionist uses instruments to remove the limbs from an unborn baby, between 13 to 24 weeks into a pregnancy, prior to extraction from the uterus:
Texas Senate Bill 8 criminalizes dismembering an unborn child within the uterus. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed the measure into law in June, slating it to go into effect September 1. Yeakel, however, temporarily blocked the Texas law at the end of August after the Center for Reproductive Rights and Planned Parenthood filed a lawsuit that challenged the new statute.
Do you think that this is something that should be overturned? The current law makes it a criminal act to perform an abortion by “dismemberment.” Would you like to see this law stay the same?