S. 3 (108th): Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003

Introduced:

Feb 14, 2003
108th Congress, 2003–2004

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 5, 2003

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 5, 2003.

Law:

Pub.L. 108-105

Sponsor:

Richard “Rick” Santorum

Senator from Pennsylvania

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2003
Length: 8 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to prohibit the procedure commonly known as partial-birth abortion.

Summary

The Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003 (Pub.L. 108–105, 117 Stat. 1201, enacted November 5, 2003, 18 U.S.C. § 1531, PBA Ban) is a United States law prohibiting a form of late-term abortion that the Act calls "partial-birth abortion", referred to in medical literature as intact dilation and extraction. Under this law, "Any physician who, in or ...

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History

Feb 14, 2003
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Feb 24, 2003
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 13, 2003
 
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Jun 4, 2003
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was without objection so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 4, 2003
 
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed the House (Engrossed) with an Amendment.

Oct 2, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by House

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Oct 21, 2003
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Nov 5, 2003
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This page is about a bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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