Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act

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The Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 states that:

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.

The law prohibits the "intact dilation and extraction" abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld its constitutionality in 2007, after several district courts had issued injunctions against it.[1]

References

  1. http://reproductiverights.org/sites/default/files/documents/pdf_crt_carVash_op090804.pdf
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