by Alice Sparberg Alexiou

Reproductive Rights: An Update

In this Administration’s continuing assault on women’s rights, President Bush in November signed the so-called “partial birth abortion” bill, which was twice vetoed by President Clinton. The law, the first to criminal an abortion procedure, bans a form of late-term abortion without any exceptions, even if the mother’s health is in danger. Its language, critics say, is deliberately vague and could be interpreted to apply to any form of abortion. Jewish women’s organizations, which had lobbied against the bill when it was in Congress, are now helping in the push to overturn it.

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