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RELEASE: 5th Circuit Upholds Dismemberment Abortion Ban Law to Protect Life

AUSTIN, Texas – In a victory for the unborn Wednesday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a 2017 dismemberment abortion ban law passed by the Texas Legislature.

Jonathan Saenz, President and Attorney for Texas Values said:

“Texans celebrate this long-overdue victory. The horrors of dismemberment abortions are obvious to everyone. No person, especially an innocent child, should be ripped or torn while fully alive and capable of experiencing pain. If this case is appealed, we are confident that the Supreme Court will agree.”

This law, which prohibits the cruel dilation and evacuation procedure used by abortionist doctors, was initially blocked by a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit. It was later granted a hearing by the full court where a majority of appellate judges sided with the State of Texas. Texas Values was a leading supporter of the 2017 law when it was introduced and then passed by the Texas Legislature.

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