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In the U.S., does federal law prohibit dismemberment abortions after preborn humans make coordinated movements of their arms and legs?

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According to the medical textbook Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects, "limb movements … become coordinated by the 14th week." Currently, there are no federal laws against dismemberment abortions at any stage of development. Per the Washington Post, in a dismemberment abortion, "fetal limbs are pulled off the body in utero, sometimes while the fetus is still alive."

DocumentationScience of Human DevelopmentLate-Term Abortions



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