Judge Gives Abortion Industry a Win, Allows Barbaric Dismemberment Abortions

INDIANAPOLIS – Federal judge, Sarah Evans Barker, issued a preliminary injunction in the abortion industry’s favor, allowing dilation and evacuation abortions in Indiana. The American Civil Liberties Union, on behalf of abortion doctors, sued to stop the dismemberment ban from taking effect July 1.

This spring, Indiana lawmakers banned the barbaric dismemberment abortion procedure in House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed HEA 1211 on Apr. 25.

The dismemberment procedure is typically used for second-trimester abortions and involves pulling a fully alive unborn baby apart limb by limb.

“It’s disgusting that the abortion industry can simply overturn a law they dislike by filing a lawsuit,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Dismemberment abortions are painful and barbaric. No baby deserves this horrific death sentence. We urge the state to appeal the ruling.

“If appealed, we believe the dismemberment ban will be found constitutional. In 1995, Indiana passed an informed consent law. It was tied up in the courts for years, but it was found constitutional and encouraged a decrease in the abortion rate. Similarly, once the dismemberment ban goes into effect, it will save Hoosiers’ lives.”

Evans Barker also recently gave the abortion industry a victory when she sided with Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA), a Texas-based abortion chain. Evans Barker’s decision allows WWHA to do abortions in South Bend, Ind. without being licensed and inspected, putting Hoosier women at risk.

Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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Holcomb’s Signature Ends Dismemberment Abortions in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS – Yesterday, Gov. Eric Holcomb ended dismemberment abortions in Indiana by signing House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1211. The dismemberment procedure is typically used for second-trimester abortions and involves pulling a fully alive unborn baby apart limb by limb.

“Hoosiers spoke up in great numbers against the atrocity of dismemberment abortions this spring,” said Mike Fichter, President and CEO of Indiana Right to Life. “Legislators listened, and thanks to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s signature, children will be protected from barbaric dismemberment abortions in Indiana. We thank our pro-life elected officials for their leadership.”

HEA 1211, authored by Rep. Peggy Mayfield and co-authored by Rep. Christy Stutzman, passed the legislature with bipartisan support, against the wishes of Planned Parenthood.

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Indiana Right to Life’s mission is to protect the right to life, especially of unborn children, through positive education, compassionate advocacy and promotion of healthy alternatives to abortion.

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