Dismemberment Abortions Tear Babies Limb From Limb, Hillary Clinton Calls That “a Scare Tactic”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Oct 20, 2016   |   12:57PM   |   Washington, DC

Dream last night’s presidential debate, pro-abortion presidential candidate Hillary Clinton denied the brutality of abortion. She called Donald Trump’s statement that she favors ripping unborn babies from the womb a scare tactic.

“I think it’s terrible if you go with what Hillary is saying in the ninth month you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby. Now you can say that that’s okay and Hillary can say that that’s okay, but it’s not okay with me. Because based on what she’s saying and based on where she’s going and where she’s been, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb on the ninth month on the final day. And that’s not acceptable,” Trump said.

Clinton replied: “Well, that is not what happens in these cases and using that kind of scare rhetoric is just terribly unfortunate.”

But if “ripping unborn children from the womb” was just a scare tactic then she needs to explain the abortion procedure known as a dismemberment abortion. The abortion procedure literally rips unborn babies from the womb by tearing apart their limbs.

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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. In the abortion procedure, the abortionist is typically 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.

Those in the abortion trade currently refer to this abortion procedure as “dilation and evacuation” or “dilation and extraction” (D&E) abortions. The method is commonly used starting at about 14 weeks of pregnancy, and extending into the third trimester.


“In a dismemberment abortion, the abortionist uses steel tools and brute force to twist and tear off the arms and legs of a well-developed unborn child. If Hillary Clinton has anything to say about it, this common abortion method will continue unabated,” said Douglas Johnson of National Right to Life in an email to LifeNews.

Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life agreed.

“The facts are that babies actually are torn limb from limb by dismemberment abortions. To say they are ‘ripped from the womb’ is not ‘scare rhetoric,’ it’s simply descriptive of what happens in abortions,” he said.

“Dismemberment abortion kills a baby by tearing her apart limb from limb,” said former 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.”

“No unborn child should be subjected to the brutality of having her arms and legs torn off with steel tools that grasp, tear, and crush,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life.

In his dissent to the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2000 Stenberg v. Carhart decision, Justice Kennedy observed that in D&E dismemberment abortions, “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.” Justice Kennedy added in the Court’s 2007 opinion, Gonzales v. Carhart, which upheld the ban on partial-birth abortion, that D&E abortions are “laden with the power to devalue human life…”