Freedom of Choice Act

The committee heard testimony during the markup of H.R. 25, the Freedom of Choice Act. H.R. 25 would codify the Supreme Court’s… read more

The committee heard testimony during the markup of H.R. 25, the Freedom of Choice Act. H.R. 25 would codify the Supreme Court’s 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, the decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. Opponents of the bill claim it would go farther than Roe v. Wade did, and prevent restrictions on abortion which are legal under the decision. The hearing came one day after the Supreme Court handed down its decision on the case Planned Parenthood v. Casey, which centered around a Pennsylvania law that placed restrictions on a woman’s access to an abortion. The Court upheld many of the restrictions in the Pennsylvania law, but also found a woman’s right to obtain an abortion to be Constitutional. The bill was reported favorably by the committee. close

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Freedom of Choice Act

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26839-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 1, 1992
Last Aired:
Jul 5, 1992

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  • Jul 01, 1992 | 12:51am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 01, 1992 | 6:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 04, 1992 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 05, 1992 | 12:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
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