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 “In considering the Partial Birth Abortion Act, the Congress…found that a ‘moral, medical, and ethical consensus exists that the practice of performing a partial-birth abortion… is a gruesome and inhumane procedure that is never medically necessary and should be prohibited.’


Pres Bush signed the bill into law: ‘By acting to prevent this practice, the elected branches of our government have affirmed a basic standard of humanity, the duty of the strong to protect the weak….And the executive branch will vigorously defend this law against any who would try to overturn it in the courts.’…


[Department of Justice spokesman Monica Goodling published a detailed explanation of the legal issues involved in the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban case]