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Partial-birth abortion ban

[JURIST] The US Senate Republican Policy Committee has posted a background paper on the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 [PDF text] (S. 3) scheduled to come up for consideration in the Senate on Monday, March 10. The bill amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit any physician or other individual from knowingly performing a "partial-birth abortion" – defined as an abortion in which the person partially delivers a living fetus and kills the fetus before completing delivery, with exceptions in the case of the life of a mother endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury.

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