Donovan deplores ban on ‘dismemberment’ abortions

by Guy Page

Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan deplores a recent federal court decision upholding a state’s right to ban second trimester ‘dismemberment’ abortions.

“I am disappointed in the Fifth Circuit’s decision to uphold Texas’s law essentially banning the most common form of second trimester abortions – a plain affront to Roe v. Wade – depriving women of basic healthcare rights,” Donovan said on Twitter August 19.

The “most common form of second trimester abortions” to which the Vermont Attorney General refers is dismemberment, tearing the fetus limb from limb, a prominent pro-life news site reports.

The facts of the case were reported August 19 in LifeNews:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit in Whole Woman’s Health v. Paxton, has reversed a lower court and upheld a Texas pro-life law banning dismemberment abortions that tear babies limb from limb. The court voted 9-5 for the pro-life law.

Texas Senate Bill 8 prohibits dismemberment abortions, a method typically used in the second trimester to kill nearly fully-formed, living unborn babies. It is a barbaric and dangerous procedure in which the unborn baby is ripped apart in the womb and pulled out in pieces while his or her heart is still beating.

A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals blocked enforcement of the law last year. But Texas sought, and was granted a re-hearing by the full court. Jennifer Walker Elrod and Don Willett issued the majority opinion and concurring in the result were judges Priscilla Owen, Edith Jones, Jerry Smith, Catharina Haynes, James Ho, Kurt Engelhardt and Cory Wilson.

Categories: Life&Death

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  1. Typical VT politician. Nothing is out of bounds, no matter how cruel or horrific it is. Sad, but not unexpected. How soon till we allow abortion up to a month after birth (or a year. For that matter)?

  2. VERMONT – Once a strong French/Irish Catholic-influenced state has been targeted and taken over by very dark, Godless, and destructive forces of evil.

    Donovan is a disgrace & traitor to himself, to his lineage, and to his very name.

    Follow the money & the power instead of your God, huh Donovan? May God have mercy upon your soul.

    • Kathy, Spot on! T J Donovan, Governor Scott, and nearly the entire legislature will be held to account by God for their support of killing unborn babies, whether they believe in Him or not. Likewise we need to put them all on notice we demand they abide by their oaths of office to protect and defend our unalienable rights, the first of which is the right to life. If there is no right to life, no other rights matter.

  3. Let’s all commit to work and find someone who will run against this barbaric, conscienceless, politician.

  4. Why stop at a year old, or (how old is TJ anyhow??) the woman gets to choose, right? Why not let the woman to be in the womb choose? The first choice is whether to do the act that makes children, not after the child is already on the way.
    Maybe it’s time to move to Texas, or definitely find someone to run against heartless folks like ( ) fill in the blank.

  5. Make sure TJ gets the booster shot. No need to vote him out. Although I’d rather have him just come to his senses.

    • A barbaric activist, coming to his senses???? I doubt that happens. It will in the next life, however, according to scripture it is very, very clear.

  6. Mr. Donovan, you do realize of course, that is exactly what many of us in your constituency favor. We don’t use the convoluted re-definition of health care, so common in your rhetoric, but we do object to the narrative that the right to bodily integrity ought to extend to eliminating the results of “reproductive freedom”. Is this not the same ground covered by our predecessors who didn’t object to citizens’ property rights but rather to the extension of those rights to other human beings…those we enslaved as “property”. We wish you to consider changing your position…protect the coming generations as POEPLE superseding the “my body my choice” idea…the same way your forbearers argued that the rights of slaves to personhood trumped the “property” rights idea.

  7. TJ Donovan is the an example of the new normal Attorney General that has no heart for life and is after money. He has busted a man in Newport Vt over a face mask violation that was meaningless,but fights for the right to murder babies for profit.The people following this type of thinking and action should be aware that one day they answer to God,For God will not be mocked,whatever a person sows that he will reap!!

  8. Donovan is EVIL.

    Romans 1:28-32 “And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, evil-mindedness; they are whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, untrustworthy, unloving, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous judgment of God, that those who practice such things are deserving of death, not only do the same but also approve of those who practice them.”

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