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Partial Birth Abortion Ban Passes through House

For Immediate Release. June 6, 2003On Wednesday, June 4, 2003, the House of Representatives approved on a 282-139 vote, the Partial Birth Abortion Ban of 2003 (H.R. 760). 

Finally there is a President that will sign this legislation into law to put to an end this unnecessary and heinous late-term abortion procedure that in the medical literature is known as an intact dilation and extraction (D & X) or as it is in the common vernacular referred to as partial-birth abortion. 

“Although 70 percent of the public favors a ban on partial-birth abortion according to a January Gallup poll, 133 Democrats, five Republicans, and one independent in the House of Representatives believe that this excruciatingly painful procedure that forcibly incises the baby’s cranium with a scissors and then sucks out the intra-cranial contents is a viable procedure of choice for women,” said Dr. Joel P. Rutkowski, president of the American Voice Institute of Public Policy.  He added, “As one stops and thinks for a moment, it is tragic as well as chilling that such representatives hold public office in America and can sleep at night, knowing that they have such a disrepect for human life, and feel that this needlessly inhumane medical option to terminate a baby’s life is morally and ethically valid.” 

A ban on partial-birth abortion was passed twice by Congress, but former President Bill Clinton vetoed both measures.  And although the vetoes were overridden by the House, the Senate did not follow suite.  It is unfortunate that innocent babies had to be needlessly murdered by this heinous procedure for eight years because of former President Clinton’s disrespect for life.   However, President George W. Bush has indicated that once the bill is reconciled in conference, he will sign it into law.  America is another step closer to stopping this nation’s needless mentality of a “culture of death” that murders innocent babies. 

Other procedures are available to terminate a pregnancy that does not put the woman’s health at risk like partial-birth abortion.  There is absolutely no need for this heinous procedure that is performed for the convenience of abortion and not the woman’s health.  Tragically, upward to 90 percent, the victims of the D & X procedure are absolutely normal not abnormal babies.

For Interviews Contact:

Joel P. Rutkowski, P.h.D.
President, The American Voice Institute Of Public Policy
757-436-5927
jrutkowski@americanvoiceinstitute.org

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