Even though US District Court Judge Lee Yeakel III was appointed to the bench by former President George W. Bush, he has made it clear that he is pro-abortion by his rulings in 2013 and again yesterday.
Texas passed a law, SB 8 that banned 2nd trimester abortions known as dilation and evacuation (D&E). Abortionists in the state challenged the law earlier this year and a temporary injunction blocking the law from going into effect was issued by a judge in August. That temporary injunction was set to expire today, so Judge Yeakel III, overturned SB 8.
A federal judge in Texas has overturned a ban on a commonly used second trimester abortion procedure, dealing another blow to efforts to restrict abortion in that state.
U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling followed a temporary injunction issued in August preventing Texas from outlawing the procedure known as dilation and evacuation, often referred to as “D&E.” That injunction came on the day before the ban was to have gone into effect.
The Texas law, known as Senate Bill 8 and signed by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year, was challenged in a lawsuit brought by abortion providers. They argued that the ban would require women seeking to terminate their pregnancies to undergo additional “unnecessary, invasive, and potentially painful medical procedures, in order to access their constitutional right to an abortion,” before beginning a D&E procedure.
“The court is unaware of any other medical context that requires a doctor — in contravention of the doctor’s medical judgment and the best interest of the patient — to conduct a medical procedure that delivers no benefit to the woman,” Judge Yeakel wrote….
A D&E is a brutal, barbaric and torturous process for the developing baby. The doctor dilates the woman’s cervix and the use surgical instruments to dismember the baby and extract its body parts. Then the uterus is scraped clean of any residue. Can you imagine having your limbs torn from your body while still alive? That’s what happens in a D&E.