Dismemberment Abortion Ban Filed as Texas Right to Life’s Top Legislative Priority for 2017

By Texas Right to Life

Editor’s note. The following is excerpted from a post that ran yesterday.

Austin, Texas–State Senator Charles Perry (R-Lubbock) and Representative Stephanie Klick (R-Fort Worth) filed the major Pro-Life bill for the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature, the Dismemberment Abortion Ban. Senator Perry and Representative Klick have both achieved high rankings as Pro-Life legislators and are capable bill authors. The legislation will ban the torturous practice of dismemberment abortion, a procedure that ends the life of an unborn child by removing his or her limbs while his or her heart is still beating.

Texas Right to Life, the oldest and largest statewide Pro-Life organization in Texas, stands with Senator Perry and Representative Klick in prioritizing the Dismemberment Abortion Ban. Elizabeth Graham, Director of Texas Right to Life, insists that the Dismemberment Abortion Ban must reach the governor’s desk this year. …

In Stenberg v. Carhart, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy recognized the inhumaneness of dismembering the unborn: “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.”

Six other states have already banned this practice, which is never medically necessary: Alabama, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and West Virginia.

Texas Right to Life commends Senator Perry and Representative Klick for again leading the effort to protect the most vulnerable Texans—born and unborn. …