The initial congressional vote concerning partial birth abortions
occurred in 1995.
The House and Senate first banned partial birth abortions
in 1996, and again in 1998, only to have then-President Clinton veto the widely supported bill each time.
But supporters of the ban on so-called partial birth abortions
vowed Thursday to keep the issue alive during the election campaign.
Another section of the legislation reads: "[A] prominent medical association has recognized that partial birth abortions
are 'ethically different from other destructive abortion techniques because the fetus, normally twenty weeks or longer in gestation is killed outside the womb.
The President's signature on this bill will ban the thousands of partial birth abortions that are performed every year.
This bill has been a priority for pro-life forces and we are very gratified to see a ban on partial birth abortions, and the will of America, finally come to pass.
March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Upon news that the Senate passed the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act today (S.
The only way to stop partial birth abortions is to have the overwhelming majority of Americans voice their opinions, and now is the time to speak out," Nicholson said.
Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson today urged Republican and Democrat activists alike to call their congressmen and urge passage of a ban on partial birth abortion, the brutal practice that allows a fully-developed child to be aborted.
Partial birth abortion, a practice that senior Democrat Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) dubbed "infanticide," has been banned by Congress twice, but vetoed both times by the Clinton-Gore Administration.
22 /PRNewswire/ -- Republican National Committee Chairman Jim Nicholson today called on President Clinton to cast aside his left-wing special interests and sign the bill banning partial birth abortions.
Senate, Bill Bradley twice voted against banning partial birth abortions.