PARTIAL-BIRTH ABORTION BAN ACT OF 2003 CONFERENCE REPORT-CONTINUED
Mr. NELSON of Florida. Madam President, today the Senate considers the conference report to accompany S. 3, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, and I want to take this opportunity to explain my vote. I am opposed to the procedure known as partial-birth abortion, except in cases where the life or physical health of the mother is in jeopardy. This legislation does not include an exception to provide for the physical health. That means that a physician could determine that a woman could be paralyzed for life, and it would not be considered an adequate exception under this legislation. Therefore, I must respectfully vote against this bill.