September 19, 2019

Oklahoma Judge Refuses to Delay Ban on Dismemberment Abortion

An Oklahoma law banning dismemberment abortion was passed in 2015, but it has faced legal trouble ever since then. The Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act was upheld in court on July 12 and has now also survived a motion for a temporary injunction from the Center for Reproductive Rights. It is very close to being the law of the land in Oklahoma, but it still awaits the conclusion of an emergency motion in another court case involving the Tulsa's Women's clinic.

Dismemberment abortion involves tearing limbs off an unborn child one-by-one until the remaining pieces of the body are easier to remove from the mother's womb. This process is the most common method for second-trimester abortions. Click here for more.