Recently, Arizona Congresswoman Debbie Lesko took initiative and introduced the Save Our Children Act into Congress. This act bans dismemberment abortion.
Dismemberment abortion happens when every organ of the baby has already developed. This is one of the most gruesome ways to perform an abortion, where pieces of the baby are pulled out of the mother’s womb one at a time. When people think of abortion, they do not realize the methods are so heinous. Many people naively think the baby is simply vacuumed up, which is the case sometimes, but other barbaric abortion methods are dismemberment or even poison.
Technical terms and names are given for the different abortions to mislead people and make them sound more medical and humane than they actually are. For example, these dismemberment abortions are technically called “D&E” abortions or “dilation and extraction.”
This abortion procedure is defined in the Save Our Children Act as, “knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush or grasp a portion of the unborn child’s body in order to cut or rip it off . . .”
The definition is gruesome even to abortion-choice advocates. A baby is developed to the point where legs, arms, and other extremities are ripped off the body and then the head is later crushed to effectively grasp it and pull it out. The brutality of this procedure leaves plenty of people to wonder why it is even allowed to begin with.
Though the bill bans dismemberment or “D&E” abortions, it is not completely pro-life and allows these abortions in the sake of the mother’s life being in danger which is very rare. In fact, medical experts say that when the mother’s life is in danger there is no need for a late term D&E abortion, they would perform an emergency C-section instead. For the cases of rape or incest, this act only limits the D&E abortions. Unfortunately, it allows other abortion methods in these cases.
The Save Our Children Act is based off state bills that have already been enacted in several states including Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, and many others.
Hopefully, more states follow suit and enact this bill.
Hopefully beyond that, the Save Our Children Act is passed nationally. If this act gets passed, these horrid dismemberment abortions would never need to be performed. This would be a big achievement for the pro-life movement and a baby step in banning these abortions, and all abortions, in the long run.