Key Votes

2007 All Abortion Key Votes

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11/01 MA S 1353 Reproductive Health Clinic Buffer Zones Bill Passed - House (122 - 28) 10/30 WI AB 427 Prevention of Coercive Abortion Bill Passed - House (65 - 32) 10/18 NA S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (41 - 52) 9/06 NA S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate (48 - 45) 7/19 NA HR 3043 Appropriations for the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Bill Passed - House (276 - 140) 6/20 AZ HB 2641 Maturity Requirement for Underage Abortions Bill Failed - Senate (13 - 6) 6/19 LA HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 2) 6/07 NH HB 184 Abortion Parental Notification Bill Passed - Senate (15 - 9) 5/31 IL SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - House (70 - 44) 5/22 KS HCS SB 357 Disclosure for Late-Term Abortions Veto Override Failed - Senate (19 - 10) 5/16 WI SB 129 Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Victims Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 6) 5/14 OK HCS SB 139 State-Funded Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House (77 - 19) 5/07 LA HB 25 Abortion Information Requirements Bill Passed - House (83 - 16) 5/04 FL CS HB 1497 Abortion Waiting Periods Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 5/03 TX CSSB 920 Ultrasound Required Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 8) 5/02 CT SB 1343 Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims Bill Passed - House (113 - 36) 4/27 MN SF 100 Public Funding for Stem Cell Research Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 26) 4/27 FL CS HB 71 Florida Unborn Victims of Violence Act Bill Passed - House (76 - 39) 4/27 FL CS HB 1497 Abortion Waiting Periods Bill Passed - House (71 - 42) 4/26 IL HB 317 Abortion Notification Bill Bill Failed - House (55 - 62) 4/26 TX CSSB 785 Abortion Reporting Requirement Act Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 4/25 IA Prohibiting State Funding of Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - Senate (37 - 13) 4/25 KS HB 2062 Violence Against Unborn Children Conference Report Adopted - House (97 - 27) 4/25 CT SB 1343 Emergency Contraception for Rape Victims Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 3) 4/23 ND HB 1466 Abortion Ban Conference Report Adopted - Senate (29 - 16) 4/23 ND HB 1466 Abortion Ban Conference Report Adopted - House (68 - 24) 4/20 MN H Amendment Prohibiting Public Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (64 - 68) 4/11 GA SCS HB 147 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 17) 4/04 NH HB 744 Informed Consent Before Abortion "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (276 - 88) 4/03 OK SB 714 Ban on State-Funded Abortions Bill Passed - House (73 - 22) 3/29 DE SB 5 Delaware Regenerative Medicine Act Bill Passed - Senate (13 - 7) 3/28 KS HB 2062 Violence Against Unborn Children Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 14) 3/21 SC H 3355 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Bill Passed - House (91 - 23) 3/19 GA HCS HB 147 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirement Bill Passed - House (116 - 54) 3/15 OK HCS HB 1317 Ban on State Participation Regarding Abortion Bill Passed - House (85 - 13) 3/13 OK SB 714 Ban on State-Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 13) 3/08 MS SB 2391 Abortion Law Reform Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (49 - 2) 3/08 AZ HB 2641 Maturity Requirement for Underage Abortions Bill Passed - House (34 - 21) 3/07 NH HB 184 Abortion Parental Notification Bill Passed - House (226 - 130) 2/28 WV Com Sub SB 544 Parental Notification of Juvenile Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 4) 2/26 ID S 1082 Parental Consent for Underage Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 2/23 IL SB 4 Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 23) 2/22 MS SB 2391 Abortion Law Reform Bill Passed - House (97 - 16) 2/20 KY SB 179 Informed Abortion Consent Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 3) 2/19 KS HB 2006 Legal Status of an Unborn Child/Fetus Bill Passed - House (94 - 28) 2/14 SD HB 1293 Abortion Limitations Bill Passed - House (45 - 25) 2/12 UT 2SHB 235 Abortion Law Revisions Bill Passed - House (62 - 12) 2/07 MS SB 2391 Parental Consent Waiver for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (51 - 0) 2/05 SD HB 1296 Pre-Abortion Sonograms Bill Passed - House (43 - 24) 2/02 WY SF 118 Homicide During Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (16 - 12) 2/01 WY HB 144 Abortion Information Requirement Bill Failed - House (28 - 32) 1/30 CO SB 60 Emergency Contraception for Sexual Assault Survivors Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 10) 1/26 ND HB 1494 Prenatal Testing Bill Failed - House (29 - 60) 1/26 VA Sub HB 1665 Forced or Coerced Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House (71 - 27) 1/26 ND HB 1489 Felony to Perform Abortions Bill Failed - House (20 - 69) 1/26 ND HB 1464 Abortion Regulation Bill Failed - House (39 - 49) 1/26 ND HB 1466 Abortion Ban Bill Passed - House (61 - 26) 1/23 VA HB 1883 Abortion Clinic Licensure Bill Passed - House (60 - 35)

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