Diagram: This is what D&E abortion looks like
Dilatation and Evacuation (D&E) Abortion entails using instruments and suction to remove an unborn child whilst the pregnant mother is asleep.
During a D&E abortion, the unborn baby is ripped apart in the womb and pulled out, one piece at a time, from the uterus with clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments.
The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between 13 and 24 weeks when the unborn child has a beating heart and brain waves, is startled by loud noises, has learned to breath, can suck its thumb, its eyes move, its bones are hardening, and can feel pain.
On Tuesday, US Senator, Lindsay Graham introduced the 'Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act', a nationwide ban on abortion after 20 weeks.
“The time has arrived in America, for us to understand, that at five months a baby feels excruciating pain if not protected,” said Senator Graham in a news conference after a Senate Judiciary hearing on the bill.
Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel said: “Dismemberment abortion is a brutal procedure which literally rips an innocent living child apart limb from limb,”
“As a nation, we must outlaw this barbaric and gruesome procedure. The law protects the human dignity of even the vilest criminal from cruel and unusual punishment so how much more should the law protect an innocent unborn child from the most despicable form of torture and death? There are just seven countries in the world that allow children to endure this barbaric procedure and that disgraceful list includes the United States,”
The United Kingdom is one the seven countries in which Dilatation and Evacuation (D&E) Abortion is openly available to pregnant women on the tax payer funded NHS.