S.1173 - Freedom of Choice Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA] (Introduced 04/19/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/19/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.1173 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/19/2007)
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 federal, state, or local 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.