Mississippi has voted in a new law which bans dismemberment abortion, a horrific procedure that tears unborn babies “limb from limb”.
Earlier this month Governor Phil Bryant signed the Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, which will take effect from 1 July this year.
The Act is one of a number of pieces of pro-life legislation backed recently in US states.
Dismemberment abortions typically take place in the second trimester of pregnancy.
National Right to Life Director of State Legislation, Mary Spaulding Balch, responded to the new law.
“When abortion textbooks describe in cold, explicit detail exactly how to kill a human being”, she said, “civilized members of society have no choice but to stand up and demand a change”.
“When you think it can’t be uglier, the abortion industry continues to shock with violent methods of abortion”, she added.
In recent weeks, Indiana, Florida, Kentucky and Missouri have taken forward measures which seek to alleviate the harm of abortion in some way.
The recent drive towards enacting pro-life laws comes after an undercover investigation into the country’s biggest abortion provider, Planned Parenthood, last year.
Pro-life group The Center for Medical Progress released videos showing senior employees and associates appearing to seek profit from body parts of aborted babies.
To hear people in the UK tell their personal stories of how they were deeply affected by abortion, visit The Christian Institute’s Choose Life page.