Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) signed the Reproductive Privacy Act into law on Wednesday that allows abortion up until the birth of the child.
The law permits late-term abortions, including partial-birth and dismemberment abortions, LifeNews reports, allowing them in cases where the health (intentionally vague) or life of the mother is at risk.
The state Senate voted for the measure, 21-17. All five GOP senators voted against it and they were joined in opposition by 12 Democrats.
Pro-life lawmakers and activists were outraged.
“All of you! How could you not vote for a woman – for a baby to be ripped apart! In the womb! That’s hideous!” said Minority Whip Elaine Morgan.
Democratic Sen. Frank Lombardo urged members of his party to vote against the bill, reminding them that “we are all children of God and I tell you, we will all be accountable to God for the position of influence that He has given to all of us.”