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Partial-Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 (H.R. 760)
of Representatives is expected to vote on the Partial-Birth Abortion
Ban of 2003 (H.R. 760) on Wednesday, June 4, 2003.
measure amends the federal criminal
code to prohibit any physician or other individual from knowingly performing
a partial-birth abortion, except when necessary to save the life of
a mother that is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury.
bill defines a "partial-birth abortion" as an abortion in
which the person performing the abortion: (1) deliberately and intentionally
vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first
presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the mother's body, or,
in the case of a breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past
the navel is outside the mother's body; and (2) performs the overt act,
other than completion of delivery, that kills the partially delivered
760 authorizes the father, if married to the mother at the time of the
abortion, and the maternal grandparents of the fetus, if the mother
is under 18 years of age, to obtain specified relief in a civil action,
unless the pregnancy resulted from the plaintiff's criminal conduct
or the plaintiff consented to the abortion.
Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 authorizes a defendant accused
of an offense under this Act to seek a hearing before the State Medical
Board on whether the physician's conduct was necessary to save the life
of the mother.
measure prohibits the prosecution of a woman upon whom a partial-birth
abortion is performed for conspiracy to violate this Act or under provisions
regarding punishment as a principal or an accessory or for concealment
of a felony.
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What Can You Do?
your representative to SUPPORT the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 (H.R. 760)
Hill Switchboard Numbers: 202-225-3121 or 202-224-3121 (Those numbers
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go to your representative's website, find his E-mail or to find out
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