Text: H.R.3700 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.