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The Act defines and prohibits partial-birth abortions. The Act subjects anyone who performs such an abortion and, thereby ends the life of a human fetus, to criminal liability. The Act excepts from prohibition a partial-birth abortion, which is performed and is necessary to save the life of the mother. The Act also provides that, subject to certain exceptions, the father and maternal grandparents have a civil cause of action when such an abortion is performed. The Act excludes the mother of the fetus from criminal liability under this Act for undergoing such an abortion.

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