Rachelle Yeung, the public policy counsel for ACLU of Maryland, made some HORRIFYING statements in defense of the second-trimester abortion procedure known as Dilation & Evacuation (D&E), or “dismemberment” abortion.
The bill is titled the “Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act,” and it would prohibit the disturbing and inhumane “dismemberment” abortions performed primarily during the second trimester of pregnancy.
However, ACLU is adamant this procedure is NOT inhumane.
Check it out:
The dialogue is as follows:
Del. Sid Saab (SS) to ACLU attorney Rachelle Yeung (RY): You really think this is unconstitutional?
RY: Yes, sir, I wouldn’t have said it if I didn’t believe that.
SS: Do you think it’s inhumane?
RY: I’m testifying on the legal aspects of this bill.
SS: Right, but do you think it’s inhumane?
SS: You don’t?
RY: No, sir.
In her full testimony, Yeung stated:
A method ban is essentially a ban on abortion prior to viability, which we’ve already heard, would be unconstitutional. Even if it doesn’t ban all forms of abortion, it would ban the safest, as you’ve heard, and most common method of second-trimester abortions, which accounts for 95 percent of second-trimester abortions. This does create an undue burden on a woman’s ability to seek an abortion, which would be unconstitutional. Seven other states have passed method bans: Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Kansas, and West Virginia. And in four of those states, the laws have already been challenged, and, in all four, the laws have been…are currently blocked, by court order, from taking effect. So, for these reasons, we are due to issue an unfavorable report on H.B. 1167.
Michele Hendrickson, eastern regional director for Students for Life of America testified who in support of the legislation, made some statements after the hearing.
She claimed Yeung’s chilling response was:
“something that made the entire room look up from their cell phones and left everyone in shock. Everyone, that is, except for representatives from NARAL, Planned Parenthood, and the ACLU.”
Panelists video, produced by pro-life organization Live Action, that features former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino using medical animation to demonstrate a second-trimester D&E surgical abortion.
WARNING: MAY BE DISTRESSING TO SOME VIEWERS
According to Levatino:
After the amniotic fluid is removed, the abortionist uses a sopher clamp — a grasping instrument with rows of sharp “teeth” — to grasp and pull the baby’s arms and legs, tearing the limbs from the child’s body. The abortionist continues to grasp intestines, spine, heart, lungs, and any other limbs or body parts. The most difficult part of the procedure is usually finding, grasping and crushing the baby’s head. After removing pieces of the child’s skull, the abortionist uses a curette to scrape the uterus and remove the placenta and any remaining parts of the baby.
Robin Elliott of Planned Parenthood of Maryland, and deranged loony who testified in opposition to the bill, claims dismemberment abortion is a “very safe method” used in abortion.
— ACLU (@ACLU) March 10, 2017
Pretty sick right? But they aren’t the only ones who defend this DISGUSTING procedure:
“According to WHO,” NARAL states, “D&E is the safest and most effective surgical technique for later abortion.”
NARAL adds the legislation prevents “a woman’s right to receive abortion care in later stages of pregnancy and interferes with her ability to receive the care that will best safeguard her overall health and future fertility.”
— NARAL Pro-Choice MD (@ProChoiceMD) March 10, 2017
It’s a cruel, cruel world we live in…