First. . .DOCTORS ARE AGAINST THIS LAW. The people who should be making decisions regarding women's health have strongly opposed this law. These men and women, who are far more versed in the concept of medical ethics, believe that such legislation PREVENTS THEM FROM SAVING LIVES.
The issue isn't about late-term abortions people CHOOSE to have (which is very rare). It is about abortions that are performed in order to save a mother's life.
Furthermore, the definition of "partial-birth" abortions is far from definite. So. . .I would be interested to hear WHOSE definition you read, gf. Keep in mind that the terminology was created specifically by right-wing zealots. . .there is NO medical definition of "partial birth abortions."
Depending on how you interpret the wording of the new law, it could potentially make ALL abortions illegal. In fact, the banned procedure does not exactly ban late-term abortions, but a specific kind. Did anyone think that maybe doctors choose the procedure for a reason? (They do. . .it is less dangersous than other methods of saving a woman's life).
But then again, what do they know. . .they're only doctors. . .who are they to think that they know more about health than the conservative politicians. . .