Liberty Counsel is defending the Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act in Circuit Court.
Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals defending the Alabama law that prohibits dismemberment abortions of live unborn babies, known as Dilation and Extraction (D&E), based on the medical evidence of pre-borns' ability to feel intense pain.
The Alabama Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act protects the health and safety of the mothers as well as furthering the state's compelling interests in respecting the life of the unborn child, preventing cruel and unusual punishment, and protecting the ethics and integrity of the medical profession. The Act also complements the state's protection of unborn children through enactment of the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which recognizes that unborn babies as young as 20 weeks have pain receptors all over their skin in a concentration equal to or greater than that of adult skin.
Doctors performing Dilation and Extraction abortions are acutely affected by the child's humanity and experience deep emotions and even nightmares.
+ + "Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes."
Dr. Lisa Harris testified that during one procedure, "There was a leg and foot in my forceps, and a 'thump, thump' in my abdomen from my own 18-week-old pre-born baby… Instantly, tears were streaming from my eyes… Abortion is different from other surgical procedures," Harris admits, calling it "violent."
Alabama's law is a common-sense solution to a barbaric and gruesome procedure. If the most vile criminal has human dignity that protects him from an inhuman, painful punishment, then how much more should laws protect an innocent unborn child?
There are just seven countries in the world that allow children to endure this barbaric procedure and that disgraceful list includes the United States. We must make the womb a safe place again.
+ + Advancing the sanctity of human life is one of Liberty Counsel's core missions!
When you stand with Liberty Counsel, you are standing for life and for the protection of the preborn! You are equipping us to advance the view that every life has meaning and a purpose. And, we do not charge our clients for representation.
+ + And in another vital Pro-life case…
Liberty Counsel filed an amicus brief last month in one of four cases brought before the Supreme Court by crisis pregnancy centers challenging the California Reproductive FACT Act as a violation of the First Amendment guarantees of free speech and free exercise of religion.
The California law mandates that faith-based crisis pregnancy centers advertise within their centers a state-drafted, pro-abortion message in 12 languages or be severely fined each time they fail to comply!
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