Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf Vetoes Dismemberment Abortion Ban: ‘Extreme Anti-Choice’

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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a bill Monday that would have banned late-term dismemberment abortions in his state, calling the ban “extreme” and “restrictive” for women.

Senate Bill 3 would have prohibited abortions on demand in the Keystone State past the 20-week mark, or fifth month of pregnancy, instead of the current 24 weeks. The bill contained an exception to prevent the death of the mother, but not one for rape and incest. The measure particularly would have banned dismemberment, or dilation and evacuation (D&E), abortions, which the abortion industry claims is one of the “safest” abortion procedures.

In a medical animation video provided by pro-life organization Live Action, former abortionist Dr. Anthony Levatino demonstrates a second-trimester D&E abortion during which the abortionist uses instruments to remove the limbs from an unborn baby, between 13 to 24 weeks into a pregnancy, prior to extraction from the uterus:

“This legislation is a disingenuous and bald-faced attempt to create the most extreme anti-choice legislation in the country,” Wolf said upon vetoing the measure. “This legislation is an attempt to criminalize the decisions that women make about their own health care, and this legislation destroys health care options for victims of the horrors of rape and incest. For these reasons, I am vetoing this bill today.”

Other state Democrats adopted the narrative that the ban on dismemberment abortions is too “restrictive.”

State Rep. Chris Rabb (D) tweeted his support for Wolf’s veto, calling the measure to ban abortions in which an unborn baby is torn apart prior to removal from the womb “inhumane.”

Planned Parenthood – the nation’s largest abortion provider – praised the governor for his veto:

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a formal investigation into Planned Parenthood over its alleged sale of the body parts of babies aborted in its clinics for a profit.


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