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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Pro-Abortion Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Would Protect This Heinous Practice

"He is threatening to veto a ban on brutal dismemberment abortions. This should not be surprising, since Wolf himself once served as a clinic escort for a Planned Parenthood facility."


By Maria Gallagher
Legislative Director
PA Pro-Life Federation


I started to describe this heinous practice to a woman—the mother of a daughter who had been born prematurely—who literally trembled at the description. What was it?

It was the same painfully accurate language that Pennsylvania state Senator Michele Brooks used on the floor of the Senate, when she explained the act of complete callousness that upwards of 2/3rds of Pennsylvanians want to see outlawed.

It’s a method, Brooks explains, that is used by abortionists to “end the life of a six-month-old (preborn) baby” by “tearing (her) legs and arms apart from (her) body so (she) bleeds to death.”

As the legislator succinctly stated, “Regardless of what side of the (abortion) issue a person is on, how can we possibly say that this is humane?”
Brooks was talking about Senate Bill 3, which would ban the brutal practice of dismemberment abortion.

Even to describe this gruesome act which causes the death of an unborn child is to invite nightmares. This abortion “technique” dismembers a baby and extracts the child “one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments.”

The legislation would also change the legal limit for abortions in Pennsylvania from six months’ to five months’ gestation to acknowledge the medical advances that have been made in saving premature infants.

SB3 recently passed the state Senate by a whopping 32-18 margin. This vote accurately reflects the large support a dismemberment ban has in the Keystone State.
A statewide poll showed that the vast majority of Pennsylvanians—Republicans, Democrats, and Independents—support a ban. Most women surveyed back the ban—in fact, 64% of female respondents approved.

National Right to Life article continues

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