Before an emotional audience, President Bush Wednesday signed a law outlawing partial-birth abortions – and promised to defend it in court.

Before an emotional audience, President Bush Wednesday signed a law outlawing partial-birth abortions – and promised to defend it in court. The ceremony took place at 1:45 p.m. in the Ronald Reagan Building. “Today at last, the American people and our government have confronted the violence” of partial-birth abortion “and come to the defense of the innocent child,” Bush said during the ceremony.