S.2593 - Freedom of Choice Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 04/06/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/06/2006 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S3242-3243) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2593 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/06/2006)
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 a pregnancy 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 the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information. Provides that such prohibition shall apply retroactively.
Authorizes an individual aggrieved by a violation of this Act to obtain appropriate relief, including relief against a governmental entity, in a civil action.