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Stop Dismemberment Abortions

What is a Dismemberment Abortion?

“DISMEMBERMENT ABORTION” means, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, purposely to dismember a living unborn child and extract him or her one piece at a time from the uterus through use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush, and /or grasp a portion of the unborn child’s body to cut or rip it off. This definition doesn’t include Suction Curettage abortions.

Does Dismemberment Abortion Have Wide Support in the Medical Community?

NO. The violent and dehumanizing nature of dismemberment abortion undermines the public’s perception of the appropriate role of a physician and confuses the medical, legal, and ethical duties of physicians to preserve and promote life. There are many accounts, even by current abortionists, regarding the brutal nature of the procedure.

Dismemberment Abortions are used to kill relatively undeveloped fetuses, aren’t they?

NO. By three weeks and 1 day following fertilization, the unborn child has a beating heart and is making her own blood, often a different blood type than her mother’s. At six weeks, every organ (kidneys, liver, brain, etc.) is in place, and even teeth and fingernails have developed. The unborn child can turn her head and even frown. She can kick, swim, and grasp objects placed in her hand.

Dismemberment Abortions are used to kill relatively undeveloped fetuses, aren’t they?

NO. Dismemberment abortions are a common and brutal type of D&E abortion which involves dismembering a living unborn child piece by piece. According to the National Abortion Federation Abortion Training Textbook – “D&E remains the most prevalent method of second-trimester pregnancy termination in the USA, accounting for 96% of all second trimester abortions”. 

At least 5,000 Dismemberment Abortions occurred in North Carolina in 2020. 

Isn’t this just another law that will be struck by the courts? …is it another doomed attempt against Roe v. Wade?

NO. The states enacting the United States enacting the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion are notasking the Supreme Court to overturn or replace the 1973 Roe v. Wade holding that the state’s interest in unborn human life becomes “compelling” at viability. Rather, the states are applying the interest recognized in the 2007 Gonzales case, in which states have a separate and independent compelling interest in fostering respect for life by protecting human life from death of dismemberment abortion.

What Can I Do to Help?

Inform Yourself: See more about Dismemberment Abortion on our blog,

Inform Others: It’s not just enough to know this information for yourself. We all have a responsibility to inform others of this brutal abortion and fight to end this in our state.

Contact Your Legislator: Go to


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