DENVER, May 29, 2003 ( – The official news service for the Presbyterian Church USA has reported that the church’s General Assembly Committee on Health Issues approved a statement on late-term abortion by a vote of 59-17 on Tuesday.  The new statement, like the one from last year, gives moral sanction to late-term abortion “when necessary to save the life of the woman, to preserve the woman’s health in circumstances of a serious risk to the woman’s health, to avoid fetal suffering as a result of untreatable life threatening medical anomalies, or in cases of incest or rape.”