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Governor of North Dakota and Governor of Ohio Each Sign Consequential Abortion Bill

Two pieces of significant abortion legislation have been signed this week.

North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum

The first bill was signed Wednesday by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum. The bill HB 1546 which prohibits human dismemberment abortion is now a Class C felony and will carry a maximum up to five years in prison and/or a fine of ten thousand dollars.

The legislation speaks specifically of the means used by the abortionists such as clamps, forceps, scissors, and other similar medical instruments.

An abortionist in dismemberment abortion literally tears the baby limb from limb with the last act of the abortionist crushing the baby’s skull for removal from the womb. Once all the dismembered parts are removed, the abortionist must then piece the unborn baby back together to assure nothing is left behind of the murdered baby.

Sadly, the exemption “except in case of a medical emergency” remains legal in North Dakota despite that this type of abortion has never been proven to be needed.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

The second piece of legislation was signed today by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine. The bill SB 23, the Human Heartbeat Protection Act prohibits a physician from performing an abortion after determining the heartbeat of the unborn baby is detectable. It’s been recently reported that the unborn baby’s heartbeat can be detected as early as 16 days, therefore, this Act has the potential of saving many unborn babies. It’s now a Felony of the Fifth degree.

As with the North Dakota legislation, this Act has an exemption for the case of medical emergency where the life of the woman is in danger.