Bill to ban dismembering of living unborn babies introduced in Nebraska

Currently the law in 12 states

By Dave Andrusko

On January 8, Nebraska state Sen. Suzanne Geist introduced LB 814, a bill to ban the dismembering of living unborn babies. Predictably, Planned Parenthood rose to the defense of an abortion “technique” that is every bit as barbaric as partial-birth abortions. In 2007, the Supreme Court upheld a ban on partial-birth abortions in Gonzales v. Carhart.

“Any time we allow politicians to start interfering in the relationship between a doctor and patient, we’re opening a can of worms,” said Andi Curry Grub, Nebraska state executive director for Planned Parenthood North Central States.

Not so, said state Sen. Geist, “Regardless of our individual opinions on the issue of abortion, I think we can all agree that no living human being should be torn apart limb by limb,” she said at a Jan. 8 press conference, according to NET News.

“Can you imagine what it would feel like to be torn limb by limb until you bleed to death?” said Julie Schmit-Albin, Executive Director of Nebraska Right to Life, National Right to Life’s state affiliate. “Now put yourself in the place of defenseless unborn babies who are aborted via this method known as Dismemberment Abortion. We thank Senator Geist for seeking to ban this practice with LB 814.”

Schmit-Albin added, “When the abortion industry practices brutal techniques, it only makes sense for lawmakers to seek to end those practices just as they have previously with partial birth abortion and with abortions after 20 weeks based upon fetal pain.”

Ingrid Duran, director of State Legislation for National Right to Life, hailed the bill’s introduction in the state’s unicameral (one house) legislature.

“Nebraska could become the thirteenth state to protect the developing unborn child from such a horrific method of abortion,” she told NRL News Today. “There is no place in our society for this type of depravity. Nebraska women and children deserve better.”

The legislative session is only 60 days. During those two months, you can expect coverage that (a) relentlessly misrepresents what the law bans; (b) lifts the description of the “banned abortion procedure” from the pro-abortion playbook; and (c) makes what happens to the unborn child sounds almost like an abstraction