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HR 6099 - Abortion Pain Bill - Key Vote

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Lacy Clay, Jr. voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Failed (House) (250-162) - (Key vote)

Title: Abortion Pain Bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to suspend the rules and pass a bill that outlines several protocols that abortion providers must follow before performing an abortion on a fetus/unborn child that is 20 or more weeks into development.

Highlights:
  • Requires the physician to provide the woman with the following information or material (Sec. 3):
    • The approximate age of the fetus;
    • The "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Brochure";
    • The possibility that drugs administered to the mother may not prevent pain for the fetus; and
    • Risks and costs associated with the use of pain-reducing drugs.
  • Requires the "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Brochure" to state that (Sec. 3):
    • Evidence exists suggesting fetuses 20 weeks or more into development are capable of experiencing pain;
    • The woman may request pain-reducing drugs for the fetus; and
    • There may be additional risks associated with the use of some pain-reducing drugs.
  • Allows the woman to waive receipt of the brochure by signing an "Unborn Child Pain Awareness Decision Form" (Sec. 3).
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NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Abortion Pain Bill

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