S.2020 - Freedom of Choice Act108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 01/22/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/22/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2020 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/22/2004)
Freedom of Choice Act - Declares that it is the policy of the United States that every woman has the fundamental right to choose to: (1) bear a child; (2) terminate a pregnancy prior to fetal viability; or (3) terminate it after fetal viability when necessary to protect her life or her health.
Prohibits a governmental entity from: (1) denying or interfering with a woman's right to exercise such choices; or (2) discriminating against the exercise of those rights in its regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information.
Authorizes an individual aggrieved by a violation of this Act to obtain appropriate relief, including relief against a governmental entity in a civil action.
States that this Act applies to every Federal, State, and local statute, ordinance, regulation, administrative order, decision, policy, practice, or other action enacted, adopted, or implemented before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.