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H.R. 1833 (104th): Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 1995

The text of the bill below is as of Dec 7, 1995 (Passed the Senate with an Amendment).

HR 1833 EAS

In the Senate of the United States,

December 7, 1995.

Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 1833) entitled ‘An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, to ban partial-birth abortions’, do pass with the following


    ( 1 ) Page 2, line 9, strike out [Struck out->][ Whoever ][<-Struck out] and insert: Any physician who

    ( 2 ) Page 2, line 12, after ‘both.’ insert: This paragraph shall not apply to a partial-birth abortion that is necessary to save the life of a mother whose life is endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury: Provided, That no other medical procedure would suffice for that purpose. This paragraph shall become effective one day after enactment.

    ( 3 ) Page 2, line 13, strike out [Struck out->][ As ][<-Struck out] and insert: (1) As

    ( 4 ) Page 2, after line 16, insert:

    ‘(2) As used in this section, the term ‘physician’ means a doctor of medicine or osteopathy legally authorized to practice medicine and surgery by the State in which the doctor performs such activity, or any other individual legally authorized by the State to perform abortions: Provided, however, That any individual who is not a physician or not otherwise legally authorized by the State to perform abortions, but who nevertheless directly performs a partial-birth abortion, shall be subject to the provisions of this section.

    ( 5 ) Page 2, line 17, strike out [Struck out->][ (c)(1) The father, ][<-Struck out] and insert: (c)(1) The father, if married to the mother at the time she receives a partial-birth abortion procedure,

    ( 6 ) Page 3, strike out lines 12 through 20




1st Session

H. R. 1833