Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs bill banning brutal dismemberment abortions

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed legislation Tuesday to ban the gruesome second-trimester D&E abortion procedure, also known as dilation and evacuation. The procedure, during which an abortionist uses a sopher clamp to tear apart a preborn child limb from torso, is described below by former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino.

The procedure, which is an inhuman and violent act against a preborn child, is committed up to 24 weeks since a woman’s last menstrual period. Texas is the eight state to prohibit the procedure, a step that is being praised by pro-life groups.

“The Texas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act is a vital step in protecting pregnant mothers and their unborn children from being subject to such a dehumanizing experience,” said National Right to Life Committee State Legislative Director Ingrid Duran.

Gov. Greg Abbott, a pro-life advocate, has taken strong steps to ensure protections for the preborn. Last year, Abbott announced the LIFE Initiative to make Texas “the strongest pro-life state in the nation” and called for the total defunding of abortion giant Planned Parenthood, a prohibition on altering abortion procedures to harvest body parts, and tougher protections for the preborn.

Senate Bill 8 also prohibits the donation of fetal parts for medical research and requires abortion facilities to cremate or bury the bodies of aborted children. The law will take effect in September.

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