26 Mar 2015 Ending Human Dismemberment
Every year nearly 10,000 Canadian pre-born children lose their lives by being torn apart limb by limb through a process call dilation and evacuation.
We can be thankful for courageous politicians who recognize that tearing human beings apart is a gross human rights violation. Legislators in Kansas just passed a law banning the dismemberment of fetuses.
The state of Kansas has been a haven for late-term abortions for decades and pro-life advocates there successfully lobbied the legislature to approve new legislation that would help put an end to some of them.
“Dismemberment abortion kills a baby by tearing her apart limb from limb,” said National Right to Life Director of State Legislation Mary Spaulding Balch, J.D. “Before the first trimester ends, the unborn child has a beating heart, brain waves, and every organ system in place. Dismemberment abortions occur after the baby has reached these milestones.”
Here in Canada we have yet to see such boldness from our elected lawmakers and while we desire them to show more courage the pro-life movement can learn from our American counterparts as well. By working incrementally the pro-life movement in the United States continues to effectively advance pre-born human rights. The law passed in Kansas is not a perfect law; it doesn’t stop all abortions or save all pre-born children. But it saves some and saving some is better than saving none.