Planned Parenthood Defends Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Apr 20, 2016   |   12:21PM   |   Washington, DC

The Planned Parenthood abortion business is not happy that the state of Mississippi has approved a new law that bans dismemberment abortions tearing off the body parts of babies in the womb. The abortion corporation calls the new dismemberment abortion ban an attack on women’s health — as if the grotesque abortion technique is somehow beneficial for women’s health.

As LifeNews has reported, Mississippi became the latest state to approve legislation that would ban dismemberment abortions tearing unborn babies limb from limb when Governor Phil Bryant signed the bill into law.

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.

But Planned Parenthood is objecting to the new law:

“This bill is not based in medicine,” said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement. “Governor Bryant just signed a clear attack on women’s health care as part of a plan to ban abortion across the board. Planned Parenthood will continue to fight to protect the rights of our patients and their access to safe medical care, no matter what.”

The director of public policy for Planned Parenthood Southeast, however, said the legislation represents more politicians playing doctor.

“Let’s be clear that the true intent of this legislation is not to protect women,” said Felicia Brown-Williams. “This type of bill does nothing to make abortion safer for women and is nothing more than elected officials playing doctor by legislating medical procedures.”

“Mississippi women and families need expanded access to health care,” she added. “Instead, HB 519 is designed to prohibit Mississippi women from exercising their legal right to essential health care. This is yet another attempt to chip away at women’s access to safe and legal abortion.”

Mississippi Right to Life President Barbara Whitehead commended the legislature for passing this legislation to protect unborn children in comments to

“Dismemberment abortion is unimaginably cruel and has no place in Mississippi. The Mississippi Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act will end such dangerous procedures in our state,” Whitehead said.

“Dismemberment abortion kills a baby by tearing her apart limb from limb,” said National Right to Life Director of State Legislation Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D. “Before the first trimester ends, the unborn child has a beating heart, brain waves, and every organ system in place. Dismemberment abortions occur after the baby has reached these milestones.”