Abortion is a divisive and controversial subject, and even among those who claim to be either pro- or anti-abortion there are wide differences in opinion.
There are those who are totally opposed to abortion no matter the circumstances, and those who believe a woman’s right to choose means she should be allowed to terminate a pregnancy under any circumstances. Then there are those who are opposed to abortion except when the baby is irreversibly deformed or the mother’s health is at risk. And there are those who feel that a woman who has been raped should not be forced to carry her rapist’s child to term but should have the right to an abortion.
Even among those who view themselves as pro-abortion, however, there are many who are repulsed by the concept of dismemberment abortion – the act of dismembering a living but unborn child piece by piece between the 11th and 24th weeks of gestation.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) does not share that sentiment. The organization immediately filed a lawsuit in federal court after Governor Eric Holcomb signed off on Indiana’s Enrolled Act 1211. The Act allows for felony charges to be brought against anyone who performs a dismemberment abortion in the state, and the ACLU claims this will place an “unwarranted burden” on women who want to obtain abortions in their second trimester of pregnancy. (Related: Leftist baby-murderers are now creating mutant mice out of aborted baby parts for Big Pharma drug testing.)
Sadly, dismemberment abortions are common, and even preferred by some abortionists because they are cheaper than other forms of abortion. They also provide a fresh supply of organs for the lucrative illegal trade in human baby parts.
Life Site News explains:
Indiana House Enrolled Act 1211 allows for felony charges against abortionists who cut unborn babies with beating hearts into pieces using abortion dismemberment techniques. Such procedures are frequently performed during the second trimester of gestation, while babies are almost fully formed. After first dilating the mother’s cervix, the abortionist inserts steel instruments into the womb to dismember the baby and then pull out the baby’s parts.
Abortionists typically perform dismemberment abortions between 11 and 24 weeks of gestation. Unborn babies at 11 weeks have detectable heartbeats and brain activity. They respond to touch, show signs of being right- or left-handed, and suck their thumbs. Babies born at 24 weeks of gestational age have at least a 40-percent survival rate.
Many legislators are repulsed by this procedure and have campaigned tirelessly to outlaw it. Gov. Holcomb’s signature protects the unborn, making it a felony to “knowingly or intentionally” perform a dismemberment abortion, unless there are serious medical grounds for doing so.
Since a dismemberment abortion is now a level 5 felony, perpetrators will face prison terms of up to six years along with fines of as much as $10,000.
The ACLU routinely fights to overturn pro-life laws across the country, and the latest Act is no exception.
“HEA 1211 will discourage women from obtaining abortions and will impose a substantial and unwarranted burden on women’s ability to obtain second-trimester, pre-viability, abortions,” claims Ken Falk of the Indiana branch of the ACLU.
The case has been filed with U.S. District Court of the Southern District of Indiana, and will be presided over by Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson, an Obama-nominee. President Obama was one of the most pro-abortion presidents ever to sit in the Oval Office.
While the ACLU will argue that the new law interferes with a woman’s right to privacy, most would agree that a fully formed baby’s right to life supersedes any such privilege.
Learn more at Abortions.news.