H.R.25 - Freedom of Choice Act of 1993103rd Congress (1993-1994)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-16] (Introduced 01/05/1993)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/19/1993 Ordered to be Reported (Amended). (All Actions)|
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[Congressional Bills 103th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 25 Introduced in House (IH)] 103d CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 25 To protect the reproductive rights of women. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES January 5, 1993 Mr. Edwards of California (for himself, Mr. Fazio, Mrs. Kennelly, Mrs. Morella, Ms. Molinari, Mr. Sabo, Miss Collins of Michigan, Ms. Harman, Mr. Klein, Mr. Mineta, Mrs. Mink, Mr. Schumer, Mr. Shays, Ms. Snowe, and Mr. Nadler) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary February 5, 1993 Additional sponsors: Mr. Abercrombie, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. Andrews of Texas, Mr. Andrews of New Jersey, Mr. Andrews of Maine, Mr. Bacchus of Florida, Mr. Beilenson, Mr. Boehlert, Mrs. Byrne, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Derrick, Mr. Deutsch, Mr. Dooley, Ms. Eshoo, Mr. Filner, Mr. Ford of Tennessee, Mr. Ford of Michigan, Mr. Frank of Massachusetts, Mr. Gibbons, Mr. Hinchey, Mr. Kopetski, Mr. Lehman, Mr. Markey, Mr. Matsui, Mr. McDermott, Mr. Meehan, Mr. Miller of California, Mr. Moran, Mr. Olver, Mr. Owens, Ms. Pelosi, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Schenk, Mr. Studds, Mr. Wynn, Mr. Swift, Mr. Washington, Mr. Wheat, Mr. Yates, Mr. Frost, Mr. Becerra, Mr. Wilson, Mr. Pallone, Mr. Coppersmith, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Machtley, Mr. Conyers, Mr. Clay, Mrs. Meek, Mr. Engel, Mr. Fingerhut, Mrs. Johnson of Connecticut, Mr. Carr, Mr. Pastor, Mr. Brown of California, Mr. Watt, Mr. Dicks, Mr. Hughes, Mr. Rush, Mr. Blackwell, Mr. Coleman, Mr. Dellums, Mr. Evans, Mr. Greenwood, Mr. Hamburg, Mr. Johnston of Florida, Mr. Levin, Mr. Martinez, Ms. Norton, Mr. Payne of New Jersey, Mr. Price of North Carolina, Ms. Roybal-Allard, Mr. Scott, Ms. Shepherd, Mr. Skaggs, Mr. Smith of Oregon, Mr. Stark, Ms. Velazquez, Mr. Gallo, Mr. Dixon, Mr. Bryant, Mr. Kreidler, Mrs. Collins of Illinois, Mr. Franks of Connecticut, and Mr. Waxman March 23, 1993 Additional sponsors: Mr. Rangel, Mrs. Unsoeld, Mr. Peterson of Florida, Ms. DeLauro, Mr. Barrett of Wisconsin, Mr. Williams, Mr. Lewis of Georgia, Mr. Hoyer, Mr. Gejdenson, Ms. English of Arizona, Mr. Pickle, Mr. Hochbrueckner, Mr. Wyden, Mr. Vento, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas Deleted sponsor: Mr. Smith of Oregon (added February 2, 1993; deleted February 16, 1993) _______________________________________________________________________ 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 1993''. 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). (c) Rules of Construction.--Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prevent a State-- (1) from requiring a minor to involve a parent, guardian, or other responsible adult before terminating a pregnancy; or (2) from protecting unwilling individuals from having to participate in the performance of abortions to which they are conscientiously opposed. 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. <all>