The abortion giant Planned Parenthood is attacking Florida lawmakers’ efforts to protect unborn babies from brutal dismemberment abortions.
The Treasure Coast Palm reports two pro-life female lawmakers filed bills (House Bill 1429 and Senate Bill 1890) last Tuesday to prohibit the inhumane practice, following the lead of legislatures in a handful of other states.
Their bills would prohibit the practice of dismemberment abortion, a method typically 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 while his or her heart is beating. Abortionists who violate the law could face felony charges.
“As a civilized society, we must rally against this barbaric procedure, … [and] respect the dignity of every human life,” said state Rep. Erin Grall, the House bill sponsor.
Abortion activists with Planned Parenthood quickly attacked the bills. According to the local news:
The “disappointing” bill interferes with the doctor-patient relationship, said Laura Goodhue, executive director of Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates.
“This bill undermines doctors’ abilities to provide the best medical care for their patients,” Goodhue said.
Barely a month ago, the abortion chain also celebrated the defeat of a similar bill in Pennsylvania, calling the ban on dismemberment abortions “cruel” to women. It also has claimed that dismemberment abortions are “safe.”
Without fact checking, the Florida news outlet parroted abortion activists’ claims that “D&Es typically are done to abort fetuses with abnormalities or severe medical issues.”
This is not true. Abortionists themselves have admitted that many women have late-term abortions for “purely elective” reasons.
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And even the non-partisan Fact Check.org rated the claim false after presidential candidate Hillary Clinton repeated it in 2016. The fact checker cited a study from the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion research group, as evidence. The study found that “[i]n many ways, women who had later abortions were similar to those who obtained first-trimester procedures.”
Abortion practitioner Martin Haskell, who is credited with inventing the partial-birth abortion method, also admitted that most of his patients had late-term abortions for “purely elective” reasons.
In a 1993 interview with American Medical News, Haskell said: “I’ll be quite frank: most of my abortions are elective in that 20-24 week range…. In my particular case, probably 20% are for genetic reasons. And the other 80% are purely elective….”
A new, on-going undercover investigation indicates that many abortion facilities in the U.S. also are more than willing to abort unborn babies in the second and third trimesters even when both mother and unborn baby are healthy.
A handful of states already have passed dismemberment abortion bans. In 2017, a federal judge blocked the Texas law, claiming it is unconstitutional. Planned Parenthood is involved in the lawsuit; however, the state is appealing.
The law made Texas the eighth state to protect developing preborn children from such a heinous act. Earlier in 2017, Arkansas enacted the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act joining Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and West Virginia.
The dismemberment abortion ban embodies model legislation from the National Right to Life Committee that would prohibit “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 typically are used in dilation and evacuation (D&E) procedures.