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

Oct 21, 2003 at 5:09 p.m. ET. On the Conference Report in the Senate.

This was a vote to pass S. 3 (108th) in the Senate.

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 termination of pregnancy called "partial-birth abortion," referred to in medical literature by as intact dilation and extraction. Under this law, "Any physician who, in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, knowingly performs a partial-birth abortion and thereby kills a human fetus shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both." The law was enacted in 2003, and in 2007 its constitutionality was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of Gonzales v. Carhart.

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Totals

All Votes R D I
Yea 65%
 
 
 
64
47
 
17
 
0
 
Nay 35%
 
 
 
34
3
 
30
 
1
 
Not Voting
 
 
 
2
1
 
1
 
0
 

Conference Report Agreed to. Simple Majority Required. Source: senate.gov.

The Yea votes represented 53% of the country’s population by apportioning each state’s population to its voting senators.

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