Abortion activists dressed up in costumes from the dystopian show “The Handmaid’s Tale” on Tuesday to protest an Ohio bill that would protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions.
Wearing red robes and white bonnets, abortion activists with the radical pro-abortion group NARAL sat silently during a Tuesday hearing about the bill, the BBC reports.
Their silent protest compared abortion regulations to enslaving women, the central plot of the “Handmaid” series based on a novel by Margaret Atwood. In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” only a few women are fertile; those who are able to conceive are enslaved and forced to bear children for the leaders of society.
Arguing for bodily rights for women, abortion activists sometimes compare pregnancy to slavery and claim pro-life laws “force” women to carry their unborn babies. Lately, they have been dressing up in red and white “Handmaid” costumes in an attempt to claim women need to be able to abort their unborn children.
Pro-life writer Bethany Mandel pointed out what abortion activists really are supporting:
SECOND TRIMESTER. imagine going to these lengths to maintain your right to kill a fully formed baby. https://t.co/lKKkaNc2ZI
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) June 13, 2017
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When abortion activists fight for abortion, they completely disregard the rights of the second individual involved, the unborn child.
Lawmakers in Ohio and a number of other states are considering dismemberment abortion bans to protect unique, living unborn children from being brutally torn limb from limb while their hearts still are beating.
Ohio Senate Bill 145 would protect unborn babies by prohibiting dismemberment abortions in the state. The bill allows exceptions when the mother’s life is in danger.
At the hearing, state lawmakers said the gruesome abortion method is used in 95 percent of second-trimester abortions in Ohio, or about 3,000 last year, according to one pro-abortion blog.
Dismemberment abortions typically are used in the second trimester to kill nearly fully-formed, living unborn babies. It is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn baby is ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces.
By the second trimester, unborn babies already are well developed. They have heartbeats and brain waves, and they act like born babies do. By just 10 weeks, studies show unborn babies already show a preference for their right or left hand. In the second trimester, unborn babies have been observed sucking their thumbs, yawning and sighing.
Dismemberment abortion bans have been voted into law in Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana. The laws in Mississippi and West Virginia are in effect, but other states are battling legal challenges. Several states, including Ohio, are considering similar legislation.
Before the vote on the Texas bill last month, abortion activists also dressed as handmaids in protest of the legislation.
Author Margaret Atwood herself also has criticized efforts to protect unborn babies and likened pro-life laws to slavery.