Bill to Ban Dismemberment Abortions Introduced in Mississippi

Mississippi State House Rep. Sam Mims (R)

Mississippi State House Rep. Sam Mims (R)

JACKSON, MISS. — A bill has been introduced in the Mississippi State House of Representatives by Rep. Sam Mims (R-McComb) to ban dismemberment abortions (House Bill 519).

Dismemberment abortion, typically performed on a fully-formed, living unborn baby, is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn baby 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 will seek to end such dangerous procedures in our state.

Mississippi Right to Life President Barbara Whitehead commended Rep. Mims for sponsoring this legislation and for his unwavering commitment to defend life in the state.

“We look forward to working with legislative leaders to enact this lifesaving bill this legislative session,” Whitehead said. “We hope to join the states of Kansas and Oklahoma in passing such strong pro-life legislation.”