North Dakota Bans Dismemberment Abortions That Tear Babies Apart

North Dakota’s governor signed a bill Wednesday outlawing a grisly abortion procedure in which an unborn baby is dismembered, limb by limb, until the uterus is empty.

The signature by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum made North Dakota the 11th state to ban a procedure medically known as dilation and evacuation, according to the pro-choice Guttmacher Institute. Most similar laws, though, have been blocked in court.

The new law, HB 1546, doesn’t use the medical term but instead describes it in graphic detail, calling it “human dismemberment abortion.”

Such an abortion, according to the bill’s text, involves “intentionally dismembering a living unborn child and extracting the unborn child one piece at a time” with the “purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, through use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or similar instruments.” The instruments, the text says, are used to “slice, crush, or grasp the head, arm, leg, spinal cord, internal organ, or other portion of the unborn child’s body to cut or rip it off.”

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Source: Christian Headlines