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Wednesday, November 5, 2003
ABORTION

I've watched TV and listened to the radio for maybe 45 minutes today and already I've heard probably half a dozen times that the new partial-birth abortion law has no exception for the health or life of the mother. This is flat out not true and I don't see why somebody isn't pointing this out to these people.

`(a) Any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both. This subsection does not apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself. This subsection takes effect 1 day after the enactment.

--S.3.ENR


Emphasis added.

The law clearly has an exception for the life of the mother. Those who say differently are either lying to you or ill-informed of what the law actually contains.

Posted by Rob Bernard on Wednesday, November 05, 2003 at 3:59 PM in Politics/Government
 
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