Nebraska Family Alliance (NFA) issued a statement in support of LB 814, introduced today by State Senator Suzanne Geist, that prohibits dismembering a living preborn baby.
“No living human being should be torn apart limb by limb. LB 814 will not only stop the killing of innocent preborn children in a gruesome manner, but it will also help reduce the increased risk of complications and emotional distress to the mother from this type of procedure.
The State of Nebraska has a constitutionally valid interest in regulating brutal and inhumane procedures, protecting the health and safety of women, protecting the integrity of the medical profession, and promoting respect for the life of preborn babies.
The dismemberment of any living being is barbaric and inhumane. Nebraska can do better for women and preborn children.”
Dismemberment abortions, also called D&E, are typically performed between 13 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. Abortionists use a sopher clamp—a grasping instrument with rows of sharp “teeth”—to grasp and tear the limbs from the child’s body and crush the child’s skull.
The abortionist then collects all of the baby’s body parts and reassembles them to make sure that all of the pieces have been removed.
Legislation prohibiting dismemberment abortions has been introduced and passed in a dozen states across the country.