H.R.3700 - Freedom of Choice Act of 1989101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] (Introduced 11/17/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/04/1990 Subcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held. (All Actions)|
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HR 3700 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 3700 To protect the reproductive rights of women. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 17, 1989 Mr. EDWARDS of California (for himself, Mrs. SCHROEDER, Mr. GREEN, Mr. AUCOIN, Mrs. BOXER, Mr. ACKERMAN, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. ALEXANDER, Mr. ANDERSON, Mr. ATKINS, Mr. BATES, Mr. BEILENSON, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BOUCHER, Mr. BROWN of California, Mr. BRYANT, Mr. BUSTAMANTE, Mr. CAMPBELL of Colorado, Mr. CARDIN, Mr. CLAY, Mr. CONYERS, Mr. CROCKETT, Mr. DEFAZIO, Mr. DELLUMS, Mr. DICKS, Mr. DIXON, Mr. DOWNEY, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. ENGEL, Mr. EVANS, Mr. FASCELL, Mr. FAUNTROY, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. FORD of Tennessee, Mr. FRANK, Mr. FROST, Mr. GEJDENSON, Mr. GIBBONS, Mr. GILMAN, Mr. GRAY, Mr. HAWKINS, Mr. HAYES of Illinois, Mr. HOYER, Mr. KASTENMEIER, Mr. KENNEDY, Mr. KOSTMAYER, Mr. LANTOS, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida, Mr. LEVINE of California, Mrs. LOWEY of New York, Mr. MARKEY, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. MATSUI, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MILLER of California, Mr. MINETA, Mr. MOODY, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. MORRISON of Connecticut, Mr. MRAZEK, Mr. OWENS of New York, Mr. PAYNE of New Jersey, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ROSE, Mr. ROYBAL, Mr. SABO, Mr. SCHEUER, Ms. SCHNEIDER, Mr. SCHUMER, Mr. SKAGGS, Ms. SLAUGHTER of New York, Mr. SMITH of Florida, Mr. SOLARZ, Mr. STARK, Mr. STOKES, Mr. STUDDS, Mr. TORRES, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. UDALL, Mrs. UNSOELD, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WEISS, Mr. WILLIAMS, Mr. WILSON, Mr. WOLPE, Mr. WYDEN, Mr. YATES, Mr. TORRICELLI, Mr. LEVIN of Michigan, Mr. WHEAT, and Mrs. JOHNSON of Connecticut) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary A BILL To protect the reproductive rights of women. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Freedom of Choice Act of 1989'. SEC. 2. RIGHT TO CHOOSE. (a) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in subsection (b), a State may not restrict the right of a woman to choose to terminate a pregnancy-- (1) before fetal viability; or (2) at any time, if such termination is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman. (b) MEDICALLY NECESSARY REQUIREMENTS- A State may impose requirements medically necessary to protect the life or health of women referred to in subsection (a). SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF `STATE'. As used in this Act, the term `State' includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and each other territory or possession of the United States.