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April 23, 2007

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Bill Levinson

Steve,

http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode18/usc_sec_18_00001531----000-.html
"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. This subsection does 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, physical illness, or physical injury, including a life-endangering physical condition caused by or arising from the pregnancy itself."

I do not see anything here regarding "health of the mother" (which I do not like) but I don't see this as putting the mother's life in danger because the law says explicitly that the abortion is legal if the pregnancy is creating a life-endangering condition.

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