On Sunday, West Virginia’s Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Act officially took effect.
The law, which bans D&E abortions, passed in February but was vetoed by Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. As Live Action News’ Calvin Freiburger reported, less than 24 hours later, West Virginia’s House and Senate overwhelmingly voted to override the veto. According to NRL News, the ban on dismemberment abortions was supported by 100% of West Virginia’s women senators and 83% of women delegates.
The ban received extensive bipartisan support, and State Sen. Ryan Ferns argues that the ban is just common sense legislation. “We’re talking about ripping an unborn fetus, part by part, to cause death and create the abortion,” said Ferns, calling the procedure a “horrific experience.”
Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, describes the horrific D&E procedure in the following video:
Meanwhile, a similar ban on dismemberment abortion was signed by Louisiana’s pro-life Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards on Tuesday, and is set to take effect on August 1.