House Acts to end Partial-Birth Abortion.
Washington, Oct. 3--(AP) The House voted Thursday to ban a type of abortion that for years has been at the center of the debate over a woman's reproductive rights. President Bush has promised to sign the bill into law and opponents say they will immediately challenge it in court.
The bill, passed 281-142, could be taken up by the Senate as early as Friday. Bush's signature would make it the first federal law since Roe v. Wade in 1973 to restrict a specific abortion procedure.document.
The drive to stop partial birth abortion 'will finally become law and the performance of this barbaric procedure will finally come to an end,' said House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis."