Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Easily Passes U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C., JUNE 5, 2003 ( The U.S. House of Representatives easily approved a ban on partial-birth abortions, a measure supported by President George W. Bush and championed for nearly a decade by pro-lifers.

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If the bill, approved 282-139, withstands legal challenges, it would be the first time a specific form of abortion has been criminalized since the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade ruling.

Bush applauded House passage of the ban and urged Congress to quickly resolve differences with a Senate-passed version so he can sign it into law, Reuters reported.

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