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Key Votes

2009 All Abortion Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
Dec. 24, 2009 National HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate (60 - 39)
Dec. 23, 2009 National HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cloture Invoked - Senate (60 - 39)
Dec. 22, 2009 National S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate (60 - 39)
Dec. 8, 2009 National S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Tabled - Senate (54 - 45)
Nov. 7, 2009 National H Amdt 509 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Adopted - House (240 - 194)
July 1, 2009 AZ SB 1175 Prohibiting Non-Physicians from Performing Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (16 - 11)
June 29, 2009 AZ SB 1175 Prohibiting Non-Physicians from Performing Abortions Bill Passed - House (35 - 19)
May 29, 2009 NE LB 675 Requiring Ultrasounds before Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (40 - 5)
May 13, 2009 MO HB 46 Expansion of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
May 7, 2009 KS SB 218 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Law Amendments Veto Override Failed - Senate (25 - 13)
April 27, 2009 MN H Amendment Prohibits State Funding for Abortions Amendment Rejected - House (66 - 66)
April 27, 2009 MN Ban on State Funds for Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (26 - 39)
April 15, 2009 IN SB 89 Health Care Amendments Bill Passed - House (73 - 20)
April 3, 2009 KS SB 218 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (82 - 43)
April 3, 2009 ND HB 1572 Legislative Intent With Regards to the Legal Definition of Life Bill Failed - Senate (16 - 29)
April 2, 2009 AK HB 35 Parental Consent for Underage Abortions Bill Passed - House (22 - 14)
March 24, 2009 NH HB 531 Parental Notification for Underage Abortion "Inexpedient to Legislate" Vote Passed - House (216 - 160)
March 11, 2009 MO HB 46 Expansion of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - House (115 - 43)
March 11, 2009 AZ HB 2400 Specifying Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Penalty Bill Passed - House (37 - 19)
March 11, 2009 AZ HB 2564 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (36 - 19)
March 4, 2009 KS SB 238 Pre-Abortion Notification Requirement Amendments Bill Passed - House (85 - 37)
March 4, 2009 KS HB 2206 Partial Birth/Late-term Abortion Reporting Requirements Bill Passed - House (82 - 40)
March 2, 2009 KY SB 79 Pre-Abortion Ultrasound Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 4)
Feb. 26, 2009 SC H 3245 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortions Bill Passed - House (87 - 24)
Feb. 26, 2009 National HR 1105 2009 Budget Bill Bill Passed - House (245 - 178)
Feb. 25, 2009 MT SB 374 Parental Notification for Underage Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21)
Feb. 24, 2009 SC Amdt 2 Exempting Cases of Rape from Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Tabled - House (69 - 45)
Feb. 24, 2009 SC Amdt 5 Prohibiting Employment Termination Due to Abortion Waiting Period Amendment Rejected - House (54 - 60)
Feb. 20, 2009 MT SB 46 Amending Constitutional Right to Privacy with Regards to Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22)
Feb. 17, 2009 ND HB 1572 Legislative Intent With Regards to the Legal Definition of Life Bill Passed - House (51 - 41)
Feb. 16, 2009 ND HB 1445 Amending Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - House (61 - 31)
Feb. 10, 2009 IN SB 90 Pre-Abortion Notification Requirement Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 11)
Feb. 3, 2009 UT HB 222 Offering Anesthetics to Women Undergoing Abortions Bill Passed - House (56 - 15)
Feb. 3, 2009 UT HB 90 Increasing Illegal Abortion Penalty Bill Passed - House (56 - 16)

About the Selection and Description of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Project Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

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