Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Abortionists Stymied by New Oklahoma & Kansas Laws

Whereas abortion advocates routinely challenge virtually every new state law limiting abortion, they appear starkly hesitant to sue to block first-of-a-kind second trimester pro-life laws enacted this month in Kansas and Oklahoma.  Apparently abortionists are reticent to defend, publicly in court, the gruesome D&E procedure wherein the unborn baby dies as he/she is literally torn limb-from-limb.

For background, read Illegal to Rip Babies Limb From Limb in Kansas, New Law

-- From "Oklahoma Governor Signs Measure Banning Abortion Procedure" by The Associated Press 4/13/15

Oklahoma has become the second state to ban a common second-trimester abortion procedure that critics describe as dismembering a fetus.

Republican Gov. Mary Fallin signed the legislation Monday after it was overwhelmingly approved by the House and Senate.

The abortion measure prohibits doctors from using forceps, clamps, scissors or similar instruments on a live fetus to remove it from the womb in pieces. Such instruments are used in dilation and evacuation [D&E] procedures performed in the second trimester.

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From "Doctors condemn Oklahoma banning ‘safest’ abortion practice" by Payton Guion in New York, UK Independent 4/14/15

“With this law, Oklahoma has joined Kansas in an alarming trend toward substituting politicians’ agendas for the judgment and expertise of doctors, and then threatening those doctors with criminal charges if they disagree,” Nancy Northup, CEO of the Centre for Reproductive Rights, said in a statement.

Twenty two doctors sent a letter to Steve Brunk, the chairman of the House Federal and State Affairs committee warning the state government about the implications of the law.

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From "Kansas Limits Abortion Method, Opening a New Line of Attack" by Erik Eckholm and Frances Robles, New York Times 4/7/15

In the procedure, the cervix is dilated with medication and the fetus is removed with forceps, often in parts. With a new legal approach intended to highlight what for many are uncomfortable aspects of abortions, groups like National Right to Life hope to expand their efforts.

“The Unborn Child Protection From Dismemberment Abortion Act is the first of what we hope will be many state laws banning dismemberment abortions,” said Carol Tobias, president of National Right to Life. “This law has the power to transform the landscape of abortion policy in the United States.”

“The law raises very grave constitutional concerns,” said Janet Crepps, a lawyer with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York.

It might also be possible, some experts said, for doctors to comply with the law by killing the fetus with an injection of the heart drug digoxin before starting a dilation and evacuation procedure. This is commonly done in very late abortions, after perhaps 18 weeks, but not earlier because, experts say, it seems unnecessary and adds uncertainties to the procedure.

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From "Oklahoma Governor Signs Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Babies Limb From Limb" by Steven Ertelt, 4/14/15

[Gov.] Fallin issued a statement Monday afternoon: “HB 1721 is an important pro-life measure that outlaws gruesome mid-term abortions. I am proud to sign a law that will strengthen protections for unborn children in Oklahoma.”

Rep. Pam Peterson, R-Tulsa, and Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, sponsored the bill and thanked Governor Fallin.

Brecheen said: “I am more than pleased with the passage and signature on the bill. In the last 15 years, over 1,500 unborn children in Oklahoma were aborted through the dismemberment procedure.”

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From "Oklahoma becomes second state to ban dismemberment abortions" Ben Johnson, 4/14/15

The bill, which takes effect on November 1, passed the state legislature by lopsided majorities, clearing the state House of Representatives 84-2 in February, and the state Senate last week by a 37-4 margin.

D&E abortion accounts for approximately 96 percent of all second trimester abortions, according to the National Abortion Federation – an estimated 100,000 abortions a year.

“So, yes, a dismemberment ban would stop many babies from being aborted,” pro-life newshound Jill Stanek wrote. But she adds that the educational value may be more important yet, since it was during the time that bills banning partial birth abortion were “introduced throughout the states and federally during the 1990s that public opinion began to change on abortion.”

Dr. Anthony Levatino, a former abortionist, graphically described D&E abortions on the floor of the House of Representatives in 2012, from removing each part of the body at the joint to finally decapitating the child and extracting the skull and body fragments. “Many times a little face may come out and stare back at you,” he said.

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Also read
Abortion Rates Plunge: Liberals Fume, Call for More Access

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