Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts signed a bill on August 15, LB 814, which bans what is termed “dismemberment abortion.”
According to the legislation that was introduced by State Senator Suzanne Geist back in January, “dismemberment abortion” is described as “an abortion in which, with the purpose of causing the death of an unborn child, a person purposely dismembers the body of a living unborn child and extracts him or her one piece at a time from the uterus through use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors, or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush, or grasp a portion of the unborn child’s body to cut or rip it off.”
The bill does not, however, ban other types of abortion, including “suction” abortions which would result in a form of dismemberment.
While the law still allows for the execution of innocent children by other methods, Geist called the legislation a “significant step forward for the pro-life movement.”
The text of the bill reads, “Dismemberment abortion does not include (i) An abortion in which suction is used to dismember the body of an unborn child by sucking fetal parts into a collection container; or (ii) The use of instruments or suction to remove the remains of an unborn child who has already died.”
What’s interesting, however, is that the bill that was signed into law refers to the victim as an “unborn child” rather than “fetus,” — the term pro-choicers use to try to remove personhood from the victim.