Senators Approve Abortion Ban

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(WOMENSENEWS)–This week, senators voted in favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. President Bush is expected to sign the law that provides criminal penalties to persons performing abortions, advocates say, after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, regardless of the woman’s or fetus’ health.

The bill outlaws what it calls “partial-birth abortion” and says it applies when a person “deliberately and intentionally vaginally delivers a living fetus until, in the case of a head-first presentation, the entire fetal head is outside the body of the mother, or, in the case of breech presentation, any part of the fetal trunk past the navel is outside the body of the mother, for the purpose of performing an overt act that the person knows will kill the partially delivered living fetus.”

Under the measure, anyone violating the ban would be subject to two years in prison and unspecified fines.

Senators Voting in Favor of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

  • Lamar Alexander, Republican from Tennessee
  • Wayne Allard, Republican from Colorado
  • George Allen, Republican from Virginia
  • Evan Bayh, Democrat from Indiana
  • Robert Bennett, Republican from Utah
  • Joe Biden, Democrat from Delaware
  • Christopher Bond, Republican from Missouri
  • John Breaux, Democrat from Louisiana
  • Sam Brownback, Republican from Kansas
  • Jim Bunning, Republican from Kentucky
  • Conrad Burns, Republican from Montana
  • Robert Byrd, Democrat from West Virginia
  • Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Republican from Colorado
  • Thomas Carper, Democrat from Delaware
  • Saxby Chambliss, Republican from Georgia
  • Thad Cochran, Republican from Mississippi
  • Norm Coleman, Republican from Minnesota
  • Kent Conrad, Democrat from North Dakota
  • John Cornyn, Republican from Texas
  • Larry Craig, Republican from Idaho
  • Michael Crapo, Republican from Idaho
  • Tom Daschle, Democratic senate minority leader from South Dakota
  • Mike DeWine, Republican from Ohio
  • Elizabeth Dole, Republican from North Carolina
  • Pete Domenici, Republican from New Mexico
  • Byron Dorgan, Democrat from North Dakota
  • John Ensign, Republican from Nevada
  • Mike Enzi, Republican from Wyoming
  • Peter Fitzgerald, Republican from Illinois
  • Bill Frist, Republican senate majority leader from Tennessee
  • Lindsey Graham, Republican from South Carolina
  • Chuck Grassley, Republican from Iowa
  • Judd Gregg, Republican from New Hampshire
  • Chuck Hagel, Republican from Nebraska
  • Orrin Hatch, Republican from Utah
  • Fritz Hollings, Democrat from South Carolina
  • James Inhofe, Republican from Oklahoma
  • Tim Johnson, Democrat from South Dakota
  • Jon Kyl, Republican from Arizona
  • Mary Landrieu, Democrat from Louisiana
  • Patrick Leahy, Democrat from Vermont
  • Blanche Lincoln, Democrat from Arkansas
  • Trent Lott, Republican from Mississippi
  • Richard Lugar, Republican from Indiana
  • John McCain, Republican from Arizona
  • Mitch McConnell, Republican from Kentucky and majority whip
  • Zell Miller, Democrat from Georgia
  • Lisa Murkowski, Republican from Arkansas
  • Ben Nelson, Democrat from Nebraska
  • Don Nickles, Republican from Oklahoma
  • Mark Pryor, Democrat from Arkansas
  • Harry Reid, Democrat from Nevada and minority whip
  • Pat Roberts, Republican from Kansas
  • Rick Santorum, Republican from Pennsylvania
  • Jeff Sessions, Republican from Alabama
  • Richard Shelby, Republican from Alabama
  • Gordon Smith, Republican from Oregon
  • Arlen Specter, Republican from Pennsylvania
  • Ted Stevens, Republican from Alaska
  • John Sununu, Republican from New Hampshire
  • Jim Talent, Republican from Missouri
  • Craig Thomas, Republican from Wyoming
  • George Voinovich, Republican from Ohio
  • John Warner, Republican from Virginia

Abstentions

  • John Edwards, Democrat from North Carolina
  • Kay Bailey Hutchison, Republican from Texas

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