Birth Abortion Ban Passes. First
Ban On Abortion Since Roe.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2003
the House of Representatives passed HR 760, The Partial
Birth Abortion Act of 2003 by an overwhelming 282-139
Bush has promised to sign it.
Nevada Congressmen Jim Gibbons and John Porter voted
for the ban. Congresswoman
Berkley is the only Nevada legislator in the House and Senate
to oppose the ban.
are the first abortions banned since Roe v. Wade. This is a huge victory for unborn children and the right to
life movement. More
legislation will be passed this year including the Unborn
Victims of Violence Act, also known as the Lacy and Connor
Parenthood, which has earned over a billion dollars on
abortion, and other abortion advocacy groups have vowed to
file suit. In its 2000 Stenberg decision, the United States Supreme
Court struck down partial birth abortion laws in 30 states. The Court said that a Nebraska partial birth abortion statute
was too vague. The
description could be used to prosecute abortionists for other
abortion techniques, especially the dilation and extraction
technique (D&E). A
D & E abortion dismembers living and conscious second and
third trimester unborn children in the womb.
Death comes many minutes after the D & E procedure
begins. The court
also said that the Nebraska law did not contain a health of
the mother exception. A careful reading of the case shows that the court did not
mean an exception based on the risk the unborn presents to the
mother, but the risk to the mother of choosing another
abortion procedure, indicating that other procedures like D
& E are not in fact safe.
language in the ban passed by the House and the Senate is
sufficient to pass the courts objections.
The ban argues that partial birth abortion is never
medically necessary and is in fact a danger to women.
It also defines partial birth abortion in a way that is
hard to mistake for it any other procedure.