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Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Approved by Mississippi House of Representatives

by | Feb 26, 2016

Mississippi State Representative Sam Mims

Mississippi State Representative Sam Mims

JACKSON, MISS. — A bill to ban dismemberment abortions has been approved by the Mississippi State House of Representatives. House Bill 519 was passed Thursday on a vote of 83-33. The legislation is authored by Rep. Sam Mims, R-McComb.

Dismemberment abortion, performed on a fully-formed, living unborn baby, is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn child is literally ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces. As stated by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy in Stenberg vs. Carhart, “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb.”

The Mississippi Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act would end such dangerous procedures in our state.

Mississippi Right to Life President Barbara Whitehead commended the House of Representatives for passing this legislation to protect unborn children in the state.

“Dismemberment abortion is unimaginably cruel and has no place in Mississippi,” Whitehead said. “We look forward to joining the states of Kansas and Oklahoma in passing this strong pro-life legislation.”

The bill is also making its way through the West Virginia legislature and has been introduced in the Nebraska legislature.

For more information on Dismemberment Abortion: click here.

Categories: Legislation