ABSTRACT

Proposed Federal Abortion Legislation: Letter for the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, Chairman, U.S. Senate [July 1, 1992]   [open pdf - 22KB]

"This letter presents the views of the Department of Justice concerning the amended versions of the Freedom of Choice Act of 1991, introduced as companion bills H.R. 25 and S. 25 (collectively 'the bill'). The Department strongly opposes enactment of this legislation. The recent amendment introduced by Senator Mitchell, making minor changes to the bill, fails to confront the bill's most serious flaws. For the reasons below, if the bill were presented to the President, I and the President's other senior advisors would recommend that he veto this legislation. The review bill would still prohibit States from enacting reasonable regulatory restrictions on abortions clearly permitted under Roe v. Wade and its progeny. It would also represent a doubtful exercise of Congress' power under the Fourteenth Amendment and would rest on a questionable link to Congress' power to regulate interstate commerce."

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1992-07-01
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Public Domain
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United States. Department of Justice: http://www.justice.gov/
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