The “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act” bill passed the Kansas Senate 31-9 and the House 98-26. If signed by the governor, the bill will ban “dilation and evacuation” or “dismemberment” abortions unless the life of the mother is in danger.
The National Abortion Federation Abortion Training Textbook says the brutal abortion technique is “the most prevalent method of second-trimester pregnancy termination in the USA, accounting for 96 percent of all second trimester abortions.”
“It’s just unconscionable that something happens to children that we wouldn’t tolerate being done to pets,” Katie Ostrowski, the legislative director of Kansans for Life, said.
Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to sign the bill into law. “I’ve signed 10 pro-life bills [before],” he said, adding that he plans to sign the latest one as well. “There’s another one moving through the legislature on ending dismemberment abortions, where you actually dismember the child to abort it.”
“Because of the Kansas legislature’s strong pro-life convictions, unborn children in the state will be protected from brutal dismemberment abortions,” said Carol Tobias, president of the National Right to Life committee.
Pro-abortionists are not nearly as pleased, claiming the intention of the bill is “to intimidate, threaten and criminalize doctors.”
“Policymakers should be ashamed,” Julie Burkhart, associate of a late term abortionist, said, adding, “if passed, we will challenge it in court.”
Missouri and Oklahoma are considering similar legislation. Oregon currently has no substantial bans on abortion.