Kentucky Bans Gruesome D&E Abortions, ACLU Sues The Next Day

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On April 10th, 2018 Gov. of Kentucky, Matt Bevin (R) signed bill HB 454 which would ban most abortions in Kentucky after 11 weeks, except in the case of a medical emergency. The bill would prohibit a person from intentionally performing or inducing or attempting to perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant person:

  • that will result in the bodily dismemberment, crushing, or human vivisection of the fetus (D&E)
  • when the probable post-fertilization age of the fetus is eleven weeks or greater.

A dilation and evacuation abortion (D&E) is a surgical abortion procedre where a abortionist dilates the women’s cervix and then uses instruments to tear the baby apart then extract the baby from the uterus. This abortion procedure is usually performed between 13 -24 weeks. It’s a gruesome and horrific procedure.  This procedure was done 537 times out of 3312, in Kentucky during 2016.

The very next day the ACLU and EMW Surgical Center in Louisville, the last abortion facility in Kentucky, filed a lawsuit. A federal judge in Kentucky has temporarily stalled the enforcement of the bill.

Elizabeth Kuhn, a spokeswoman for Bevin said,

“Kentucky’s elected representatives voted overwhelmingly this session to safeguard unborn children against the gruesome practice of live dismemberment abortion, few issues should be as commonsense as protecting the most vulnerable among us from the horrific act of being torn from limb to limb while still alive.”

An abortion is the act of violently and on purposely, killing a human being. To terminate a defenseless innocent baby is simply disgusting and immoral.