Skip to comments.BREAKING: Pennsylvania Legislature passes bill banning abortions at 20 weeks
Posted on 12/13/2017 10:26:49 AM PST by Morgana
On Tuesday, in a bipartisan vote, the Pennsylvania legislature passed a ban on D&E abortion, also known as dismemberment abortion. In a D&E abortion, a preborn child is literally ripped by a metal instrument, limb from limb. Former abortionist, Dr. Anthony Levatino, describes D&E abortion in the animated video below:
**VIDEO ON LINK**
Men and women who commit abortion procedures of all kinds are on record describing the violence and brutality of each of them. One of these abortionists, Leroy Carhart, gave his testimony on D&E (dismemberment) abortion to the U.S. Supreme Court. D&E abortion is the most common second trimester abortion procedure used in the United States. Justice Anthony Kennedy directly quoted Carhart and summarized some parts of his description:
The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn from limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.
Dr. Carhart agreed that [w]hen you pull out a piece of the fetus, lets say, an arm or a leg and remove that, at the time just prior to removal of the portion of the fetus, the fetus [is] alive. Dr. Carhart has observed fetal heartbeat via ultrasound with extensive parts of the fetus removed, and testified that mere dismemberment of a limb does not always cause death because he knows of a physician who removed the arm of a fetus only to have the fetus go on to be born as a living child with one arm. In Dr. Carharts words, the abortionist is left with a tray full of pieces.
One Pennsylvania legislator who opposed the D&E abortion ban, Rep. Ed Gainey, (D-Allegheny) said, We have to be careful in this body that we dont put an ideology on everybody and say that everybody has to live like this. The majority of his colleagues including many women who voted for the ban disagreed. According to them, any civilized society should oppose this brutal killing of children. Rep. Kristin Phillips-Hill (R-York) said, Dismemberment abortion is completely inhumane, its barbaric. A pointed debate on the bill ensued, but in the end, the Pennsylvania House voted 121-70 to pass the ban, and the Senate agreed, 32-18.
In the same bill, Pennsylvania legislators also voted to move the abortion limit in the state from 24 weeks to 20 weeks, saving the lives of babies earlier in pregnancy many of whom are viable and could live outside the womb. Baby Meabh Mcardle, born at 23 weeks. She could have been subjected to a D&E abortion. (Photo via Facebook)
Baby Meabh Mcardle, born at 23 weeks. She could have been subjected to a D&E abortion. (Photo via Facebook)
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, a vocal abortion advocate, has announced he will veto the bill, saying, These women deserve our support, not to be maligned by politicians in Harrisburg for making medical decisions about their bodies for their families with their doctors. Gov. Wolf claims he will veto the bill because of women whose lives are at risk during pregnancy. However, this is a provably deceptive claim, as the bill allows an exception for abortion for the life of the mother or to prevent the substantial and irreversible impairment of a major bodily function of the woman.
ACTIVISM: Send the animated video on D&E abortion to Gov. Wolf, so he can see that dismemberment abortions are not committed on a womans body, but on a babys body. It is the baby whose legs are torn off and who bleeds to death. Many of these babies are viable when D&E abortions are committed.
Tell Gov. Wolf that this bill already has an exception for the life and serious health of the mother, so he needs to stop lying to the public about his reasons for vetoing the bill.
Urge him to reverse his position and sign the bill. You can contact Gov. Wolfs office here.
He won’t sign it. They never do
I believe he already said he would veto. He’s very quick with his veto pen.
Wolf is evil. He supports infanticide in every form.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Will Veto Ban on Dismemberment Abortions Tearing Off Babies Limbs
Anyone have insight on whether an override is possible?
Otherwise, on to lightman’s post #67
Moloch must be satisfied. The baby murders must continue. Both Republicans and Democrats want it.
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Isn’t the Wolf a leftie DemocRat?
The Governor follows the definition given by Obama on the floor of the Illinois Senate.
A fetus does not become a person until it reaches full term.
It seems like they are about a vote short of overturning his veto in both the house and Senate. Hopefully, they can get momentum to overturn his veto. Of course he could hold off on vetoing it until the end of the year and they will have to take it up next year, but it obviously has momentum with that many votes.
There are probably Dems that don’t want to embarrass their governor, but they will have to go back to their districts. Pennsylvania is very conservative socially, very anti abortion and very pro-gun. We have the second largest NRA membership (Texas is first) in the nation. Even the Dems in this state are pro gun and anti abortion, that is until they run nationally like Senator (I run on my father’s coattails) Casey. His Dad at least stood for his values, he was not allowed to speak at the Dem convention in the 90’s because of his anti abortion stance.
they can’t do that. settled law. stare decisis. law of the land.
[Wolf is evil. He supports infanticide in every form.]
Hey, just like antichrist Barack Hussein Obama!!!
It makes sense. I don’t subscribe to the “women using birth control are murdering babies” crowd. And late term abortions are frankly appaling. So 20 weeks sounds about right.
Tough to negotiate this minefield.
Wolfe does not even wear sheep’s clothing. He is evil.
Not at gunpoint.
Wolf will do what Democrats always do. Just like the sun will rise tomorrow.
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