Abortionists File Suit Against Alabama Law Banning Dismemberment Abortions

Baby Hand pdMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Two abortionists have filed suit against an Alabama law that bans dilation and evacuation (D&E) abortions, and prohibits abortion facilities from operating within 2,000 feet of an elementary or middle school.

As previously reportedS.B. 363 was signed into law in May by Gov. Robert Bentley, outlawing what is commonly known as “dismemberment abortions” in the state.

“[I]t shall be unlawful for any individual to purposely perform or attempt to perform a dismemberment abortion and thereby kill an unborn child unless necessary to prevent serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” the bill reads.

The legislation defines a dismemberment abortion as to “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, or grasp, or any combination of the foregoing, a portion of the unborn child’s body to cut or rip it off.” D&E procedures are common in second trimester abortions.

However, the bill also notes that the prohibition does not ban other abortion methods, as it “does not include an abortion which uses suction to dismember the body of the developing unborn child by sucking fetal parts into a collection container.” Suction aspiration abortions are common in the first trimester.

 S.B. 205, which prohibits abortion facilities from operating within 2,000 feet of a school, was also signed into law following its passage.

“The Alabama Department of Public Health may not issue or renew a health center license to an abortion clinic
or reproductive health center that performs abortions and is located within 2,000 feet of a K-8 public school,” it simply reads.

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There are two abortion facilities near schools in Alabama: Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives in Huntsville and West Alabama Women’s Center Inc. The new law is expected to result in the closure of both locations.

Therefore, abortionists Willie Parker and Yashica Robinson White, with the assistance of the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama (ACLU) filed suit to challenge the prohibitions on July 6, asserting that the laws are a burden on mothers.

“Enforcement of SB 205 would result in the permanent closure of the only abortion clinics in Tuscaloosa and Huntsville, and enforcement of SB 363 criminalizes plaintiffs’ second-trimester abortion practice,” their lawsuit, filed in federal court on July 6, reads.

“If either or both laws were enforced, it would prevent a significant number of affected women—many of whom are in dire circumstances—from being able to obtain safe, legal abortion services in Alabama,” it says. “Enforcement of either law would lead other women to resort to medically unsupervised self-abortion due to reduced access to abortion services.”

Both laws are set to go into effect on Aug. 1.

As previously reported, Willie Parker, a former teenage Baptist preacher, asserts that he works as an abortionist because of his Christian profession.

“The protesters say they’re opposed to abortion because they’re Christian,” Parker told Esquire in 2014 in an article entitled “The Abortion Ministry of Dr. Willie Parker.” “It’s hard for them to accept that I do abortions because I’m a Christian.”

But Mark Crutcher of Life Dynamics in Denton, Texas said that those who claim to be both Christian and pro-abortion are essentially making three false assertions.

“First, is that life is not a right inherited from God, but a privilege bestowed by human beings who can withhold it if they choose to do so. Second, is that God is neutral on whether a child He created [should be] brutally torn limb from limb. And finally, they are saying that it is possible to reject the innocent new lives that God creates without rejecting God himself,” he explained. “From a Christian perspective, all three of these are absurd.”

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  • WorldGoneCrazy

    “It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck than to cause one of these little ones to stumble.” – Jesus in Luke 17:2

    Heed those words, Willie Parker and Yashica Robinson White. God will NOT be kind to you.

    • Becky

      Amen, WGC!

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        God bless you, Sister Becky!

  • JamalZ

    Interesting that these pro extrication and dismemberment performers are trying to use an argument that ‘women in dire need” need these facilities. Why are they in “dire” need. Isn’t the ACA the law of the land, and isn’t birth control 100% free under ACA? So I’m a little perplexed as to how these clinics say they are “women’s” clinics yet have so many women than can get their for abortions but couldn’t get there for free birth control. Or maybe these clinics ONLY perform abortions and no other services? In that case, this new law is just as the women should have been using another clinic to get free birth control in the first place. We cannot keep promoting this abortion epidemic. With birth control a part of the slam through ACA AND FREE I see no compelling reason for abortion on demand. Abortion should become RARE in America, not the norm at this point.
    Wasn’t the whole point of the ACA LAW to mandate that nearly ALL Americans had insurance? Let’s stop playing this ugly game now cause there really is no reason for abortion to exist at the levels it does. The ACA is what it is. THE LAW and the law makes it easy now to obtain birth control. The question now is how far does one allow total irresponsibility re:abortions versus going on birth control. The ACA law was designed to make people accountable and responsible, wasn’t it?

    • jael2

      The sexual revolution of the 60’s, forsaking the marriage covenant between one man and one woman has perpetuated this bloodbath. The “pill” ( which btw, can cause early abortions) was marketed as an insurance policy against “unwanted pregnancies”. “Every child a wanted child”, has been the mantra of Planned Parenthood and the vast majority of the medical community. With all the “birth control” that has been handed out like candy over the decades, you would think the “need” for surgical abortion would be obsolete? To the contrary, the use of “birth control” has only perpetuated abortion, and the bottom feeders of the medical community are more than willing, by whatever method, to eradicate these precious little babies to make a buck.

      My prayer for these “doctors” is that if they will not repent of their murderous ways:

      “Behold, the wicked brings forth iniquity;
      Yes, he conceives trouble and brings forth falsehood.
      He made a pit and dug it out,
      And has fallen into the ditch which he made.
      His trouble shall return upon his own head,
      And his violent dealing shall come down on his own crown” Ps. 7:14-16

      • Josey

        Amen to the prayer.

      • demi4689

        BC pills do not cause abortions. Now I am not saying they don;t cause health problems, but out of all the things they do preventing pregnancy is there one good side effect. But abortion is not something BC does. Are you thinking about RU486?

    • demi4689

      I wish I could find this place where BC is free… It is not free and never has been, Stop your lies.

      • OlallaNicolasa

        Check your plan to see what all your free options are. Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), most insurance companies must provide a woman with one type of free birth control from each of the 18 Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved categories.[23]