105th Congress > Senate > Vote 70

Date: 1997-05-15

Result: 37-64 (Amendment Rejected)

Clerk session vote number: 70

Vote Subject Matter: Civil Liberties / Domestic Social Policy

Bill number: HR1122

Question: On the Amendment

Description: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the performance of an abortion where the fetus is determined to be viable.

Bill summary: Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1997 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit any physician from knowingly performing a partial-birth abortion in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, unless it is necessary to save the life of the mother. Prescribes penalties. Defines a "partial birth abortion" as an abortion in which a person, deliberately and intentionally, partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery. Authorizes the father, (...show more) if married to the mother at the time of the abortion, and the maternal grandparents of the fetus, if the mother is under 18 years of age, to obtain specified relief in a civil action, unless the pregnancy resulted from the plaintiff's criminal conduct or the plaintiff consented to the abortion. Authorizes a defendant accused of an offense under this Act to seek a hearing before the State Medical Board on whether the physician's conduct was necessary to save the life of the mother. Prohibits the prosecution of a woman upon whom a partial-birth abortion is performed for conspiracy to violate this Act or under provisions regarding punishment as a principal or an accessory or for concealment of a felony.

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Bill titles: To amend title 18, United States Code, to ban partial-birth abortions.

Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov

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