Senate passes partial-birth abortion ban

[JURIST] By a vote of 64-33 [roll call vote] the Senate Thursday passed legislation banning "partial-birth" late-term abortions [bill summary]. Read a floor statement by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Senator Orrin Hatch from March 11 supporting the bill. The legislation now goes to the House, where it is expected to pass later this spring. NARAL Pro-Choice America [advocacy website] (formerly the National Abortion Rights Action League) quickly slammed the bill in a press release, saying that it criminalized safe, legal abortion procedures and marked the beginning of a rollback of Roe v. Wade.



 

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