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Ohio Becomes 10th State to Ban Gruesome Dismemberment Abortions

Five days before Christmas Ohio Governor John Kasich gifted the pro-life community with a huge step in the right direction by signing into law a bill banning the gruesome dismemberment abortion procedure (also known as a dilation and evacuation abortion) in the state of Ohio.

His signature on the bill meant that Ohio was the 10th state to outlaw the hideous abortion method. S.B. 145, also known as the Dismemberment Abortion Ban was signed into law by Kasich last Thursday. The dismemberment abortion ban has been introduced in seventeen other states in the past three years.

Abortions are gruesome procedures. In a Live Action video , former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino – who himself committed over 1,200 abortions – detailed what actually happens during an abortion:

The baby has a heartbeat, fingers, toes, arms, and legs, but its bones are still weak and fragile. The suction is then turned on, with a force ten to twenty times more powerful than your household vacuum cleaner. The baby is rapidly torn apart by the suction, and squeezed through this tubing down into the suction machine, followed by the placenta. The abortionist uses a curette to scrape the lining of the uterus. A curette is basically a long-handled, curved blade. Once the uterus is empty, the speculum is removed and the abortion is complete.

“Ohio’s pro-life Legislature has taken a courageous stance today,” said Mike Gonidakis, president of Ohio Right to Life. “No longer will the barbaric abortion procedure of ripping a living child limb from limb be tolerated in Ohio. This practice is horrific and with today’s vote Ohioans through their elected representatives have saved countless unborn babies from this torture.”

According to National Right to Life News, “S.B. 145 passed with large margins in the Ohio House (62-27] and the Ohio Senate [23-9].”

“Ten years ago, the Supreme Court established the precedent for this legislation in Gonzales v. Carhart, when it upheld the federal Partial-Birth Abortion Ban,” Gonidakis said. “The precedent is there and we’re thrilled to see the Ohio Legislature follow the Court’s lead. We’re grateful for the sponsors, Senators Matt Huffman and Steve Wilson, and Senate President Larry Obhof and Speaker Ryan Smith for their leadership on this issue.”

Gonidakis added, “Ohioans can sleep easier, knowing that the horrendous practice of dismemberment abortions is behind us.”

The bill is the most recent of twenty initiatives enacted since 2011 by the state of Ohio.


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