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HR 1833 - Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban - Key Vote

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Legislation - Veto Override Failed (Senate) (58-40) - (Key vote)

Title: Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would ban certain partial birth/late-term abortions.

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Veto Override Passed (House) (285-137) - (Key vote)

Title: Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would ban certain partial birth/late-term abortions.

Note:

NOTE: A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY OF THOSE PRESENT AND VOTING IS REQUIRED TO OVERRIDE A PRESIDENTIAL VETO.

Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -
Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (286-129) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (54-44) - (Key vote)

Title: Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits any individual from knowingly performing the partial birth/late-term abortion procedure known as intact dilation and extraction, in which a fetus is partially delivered before it is aborted, unless the life of the woman is endangered and there is no other possible procedure.

Highlights:
  • Defines "partial-birth abortion" as an abortion in which the person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery.
  • Fines or imprisons, for not more than two years, any physician who knowingly performs a "partial-birth abortion" except where such an abortion is necessary to save the life of a woman endangered by a physical disorder, illness, or injury, provided that no other medical procedure would suffice.
  • Permits the husband (if married to the woman at the time she receives a "partial-birth abortion" procedure), or if the woman has not attained the age of 18 at the time of the abortion the parents of the woman, to seek monetary damages for all psychological and physical injuries equal to three times the cost of the partial-birth abortion; unless the pregnancy resulted from the plaintiff's criminal conduct or the plaintiff consented to the abortion.
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (288-139) - (Key vote)

Title: Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that would ban certain partial birth/late-term abortions.

Highlights:
  • Defines "partial-birth abortion" as an abortion in which the person performing the abortion partially vaginally delivers a living fetus before killing the fetus and completing the delivery.
  • Fines or imprisons, for not more than 2 years, any person who knowingly performs a "partial-birth abortion," unless the procedure was necessary to save the life of the mother.
  • Permits the farther, or the maternal grandparents (if the mother is a minor at the time of the abortion) to obtain relief, including monetary damages for all psychological and physical injuries equal to 3 times the cost of the partial-birth abortion.
  • Prohibits the father or maternal grandparents (if the mother is a minor at the time of the abortion) from seeking damages if the pregnancy resulted in the plaintiff's criminal conduct of the plaintiff consented to the abortion.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995

Sponsors

  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Laurence 'Bob' Barr Jr. (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William E. 'Bill' Barrett (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas K. 'Doug' Bereuter (NE - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. 'Tom' Bliley Jr. (VA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sonny Bono (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Samuel D. 'Sam' Brownback (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed Bryant (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunn (OR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen E. 'Steve' Buyer (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Herbert L. 'Sonny' Callahan (AL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen P. Chenoweth-Hage (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Lynn Christensen (NE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael Allen 'Mac' Collins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Philip M. Crane (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Crapo (ID - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara L. Cubin (WY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nathan Deal (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lincoln Diaz-Balart (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert K. 'Bob' Dornan (CA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John Eric Ensign (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Funderburk (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Enid Greene (UT - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gilbert W. 'Gil' Gutknecht (MN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony P. Hall (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • J. Dennis 'Denny' Hastert (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jimmy' Hayes (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter 'Wally' Herger Jr. (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Van Hilleary (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Duncan L. Hunter (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Y. Tim Hutchinson (AR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Henry J. Hyde (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Inglis Sr. (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ernest J. Istook Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph K. 'Joe' Knollenberg (MI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Largent (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James Ross 'Jim' Lightfoot (IA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William O. Lipinski (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald A. 'Don' Manzullo (IL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Mascara (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph M. McDade (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David M. McIntosh (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Myers (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark W. Neumann (WI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James L. 'Jim' Oberstar (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Solomon P. Ortiz Sr. (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul Michael 'Mike' Parker (MS - ) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Paxon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Richard W. Pombo (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert J. 'Rob' Portman (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • George P. Radanovich (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank Duhcan Riggs (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Timothy 'Tim' Roemer (IN - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Matthew 'Matt' Salmon (AZ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Scarborough (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Andrea Seastrand (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John B. Shadegg (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Linda A. Smith (WA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Edward Souder (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Clifford Bundy 'Cliff' Stearns (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Steve Stockman (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles H. Taylor (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Todd Tiahrt (KS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Anacletus Underwood (GU - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold L. Volkmer (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara F. Vucanovich (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert S. Walker (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Walsh (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Zach Wamp (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Julius Caesar 'J.C.' Watts Jr. (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Weldon (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
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