Under a bill approved by a state legislative committee in South Dakota, it would be illegal to use any abortion method that involved decapitating babies in abortions. The nation’s biggest abortion business Planned Parenthood, opposed the measure.
The bill’s sponsor, Republican Rep. Isaac Latterell, told the Health and Human Services Committee on Tuesday that a later-term abortion procedure could involve separating the skull from the spine. He says his legislation bans that practice, which he says may be part of “dilation and evacuation” abortions.
“I believe at a certain size child it’s necessary to sever the head from the spine, and if that is done during a (dilation and evacuation procedure) then I’m opposed to it,” Latterell said in an interview Tuesday.
Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Jennifer Aulwes says the language is medically inaccurate and inflammatory.
These kinds of abortions do occur in the United States, and one abortion practitioner was found to have left the decapitated head of an unborn baby inside the mother after an abortion.