96% of all second trimester abortions are dismemberment abortions—a living unborn baby is dismembered and then removed from his or her mother’s womb one piece at a time.
The US Supreme Court dissent in the case of Steinberg v. Carhart describes this brutal process:
“The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human child or adult would: it bleeds to death as it is torn limb from limb. The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a long time while its limbs are being torn off.”
And yet, despite the overwhelming majority of voters who oppose abortion after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, within the past year the U.S. Congress was unable to pass the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act ending abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy—a stage well after unborn babies feel pain more intensely than adults.
The Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act was passed by the US House of Representatives in 2015 but was blocked in the Senate, and President Obama promised to veto the bill if it ever reached his desk. Fortunately, Senate Republicans refused to give up the fight and in March 2016 a Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the legislation.
We need members of congress who will vote according to the preferences and views of their constituency and—when their fellow congressmen give in to other pressures—continue to fight for the will of the people.
Your vote in November can help elect members of congress who will act and vote according to the American majority.
Research the candidates on your ballot carefully.
It’s important to vote, and even more important to make an informed decision.
Former Abortionist Anthony Levatino gave testimony to the US House subcommittee on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. In this clip from our Emmy® award-winning television program Facing Life Head-On, hear his perspective on dismemberment abortion. To watch the full episode click here.