State Rep. Laura Cox has introduced legislation that will ban and criminalize the practice of dismemberment abortion.
“This appalling practice has allowed doctors to dismember and kill human beings, and it cannot continue,” said Rep. Cox, R-Livonia.
The two-bill package includes House Bills 4833 and 4834. HB 4833 defines and adds dismemberment abortion to the Michigan penal code, making it a criminal offense to perform the procedure. HB 4834 adds dismemberment abortion to the Michigan code of criminal procedure adjacent to partial-birth abortion, creating a maximum two-year prison sentence for those who perform the operation.
“Criminal offenses for killing a living fetus through torture should be implemented,” Rep. Cox said. “This gruesome procedure is unethical, immoral and will no longer be tolerated in Michigan.”
HBs 4833 and 4834 have been referred to the Committee on Criminal Justice for further consideration.