Placeholder Image

Congressman Chabot Introduces Partial Birth Abortion Ban

Editor   |   February 13, 2003

(Cincinnati, OH) Feb 13, 2003 – In a press conference held today, Thursday, February 13, 2003, Congressman Steve Chabot – Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Constitution – announced the introduction in the House of bipartisan legislation to enact a ban on partial birth abortions. Also in attendance were House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner and other members of Congress.

In addition to a precise definition of the procedure, the legislation contained factual findings – which included evidence received during extensive hearings – which indicate that a partial birth abortion is never medically necessary to preserve the health of a woman – but that it does pose a serious risk to a woman’s health and lies outside the standard of medical care.

John C. Willke, MD, president of Life Issues Institute, said, “We are very pleased that Congressman Chabot has reintroduced this bill. When talking about the partial birth abortion procedure, we must remember: it’s a very specific type of abortion done after viability. 80% of the babies killed have been normal. It is not needed to save the mother’s life, or her physical health, and, from testimony of the abortionists themselves, we know that most of these abortions are purely elective.”

The legislation introduced today is virtually identical to the legislation Chabot authored in the last Congress. Although that legislation passed the House with a strong bipartisan vote of 274-151, it was completely blocked by pro-abortion, Democrat leadership in the Senate.


About Life Issues Institute: Life Issues Institute is dedicated to changing hearts and minds of millions of people through education, the foundation for pro-life political and legislative victories. The pro-life movement, around the world, depends upon Life Issues Institute to provide the latest information and effective tools to protect innocent human life from womb to tomb.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

From our articles & videos

View all

July 18, 2024

Campaigning on Unrestricted Abortion Fails

After the demise of Roe, abortion advocates channeled Chicken Little, claiming the sky would fall on pro-life candidates because outraged...

Read More

July 11, 2024

Pregnancy Resource Centers, A Tale of Two States

Following the death of Roe v. Wade, the battle for life is raging in every state in the country. While...

Read More

June 27, 2024

Black Americans Know Abortion’s Racist Roots

A trusted polling firm has delivered a reality check regarding abortion with significant repercussions.   Pew Research Center found that 51%...

Read More