Key Votes

2011 All Abortion Key Votes

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12/12 PA HB 1977 Amending Insurance Coverage of Abortions Bill Passed - House (146 - 45) 10/20 WI SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 16) 10/13 NA HR 358 Amends Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to Prohibit Abortion Coverage Bill Passed - House (251 - 172) 9/28 MI SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (29 - 9) 9/28 MI SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (75 - 34) 9/23 MO HA 1 to SB 7 Prohibits Public Funding for Certain Life Science Research Projects Amendment Rejected - House (68 - 74) 9/21 MI HB 4109 Banning Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (75 - 33) 9/21 MI SB 160 Bans Partial Birth/Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 8) 7/26 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Veto Override Passed - House (72 - 47) 7/13 OH HB 78 Restrictions on Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 7) 6/30 IA HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Conference Report Adopted - Senate (27 - 18) 6/30 IA HF 649 Appropriations for Health and Human Services Conference Report Adopted - House (61 - 33) 6/28 OH HB 125 Restrictions on Abortions Bill Passed - House (54 - 44) 6/28 OH HB 79 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - House (62 - 36) 6/28 OH HB 78 Restrictions on Abortions Bill Passed - House (65 - 33) 6/22 NH HB 329 Revising Abortion Procedures for Unemancipated Minors Veto Override Passed - Senate (17 - 7) 6/22 NH HB 329 Revising Abortion Procedures for Unemancipated Minors Veto Override Passed - House (266 - 102) 6/15 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 20) 6/09 AL HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Concurrence Vote Passed - House (70 - 20) 6/09 AL HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 5) 6/08 IA SF 534 Abortion Restrictions Bill Passed - House (54 - 37) 6/08 NC HB 854 Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - House (71 - 48) 5/23 NE LB 521 Requires Physician Presence During Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (38 - 9) 5/20 TN SJR 127 Abortion Specifications Joint Resolution Passed - House (76 - 18) 5/19 TX H Amdt 47 Prohibits State Funding of Facilities that Perform Abortions Amendment Adopted - House (90 - 44) 5/16 IA SF 534 Abortion Restrictions Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 23) 5/13 KS HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Conference Report Adopted - House (86 - 30) 5/12 KS HB 2075 Prohibiting Insurance Coverage of Abortion Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 10) 5/12 NE LB 22 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 7) 5/11 PA HB 574 Amending the Health Care Facilities Act of 1979 Bill Passed - House (148 - 43) 5/05 TX HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (94 - 41) 5/05 FL HB 1127 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 5/04 FL HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (79 - 34) 5/04 NA HR 3 Prohibiting Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Bill Passed - House (251 - 175) 5/03 TX HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 4/28 FL HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 12) 4/28 FL HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 11) 4/27 IN HB 1210 Repealing Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood Concurrence Vote Passed - House (66 - 32) 4/27 MT HB 627 Requiring Parental Notification for Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (65 - 35) 4/27 FL HB 1127 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (81 - 37) 4/27 FL HB 97 Prohibits Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - House (80 - 37) 4/27 FL HJR 1179 Prohibits Public Funding of Abortions Joint Resolution Passed - House (82 - 35) 4/26 MT HB 627 Requiring Parental Notification for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 22) 4/19 IN HB 1210 Repealing Medicaid Funding for Planned Parenthood Bill Passed - Senate (35 - 13) 4/18 IN S. Amdt. 5 State Appropriations and Abortion Facilities Amendment Adopted - Senate (36 - 13) 4/18 TN SJR 127 Abortion Specifications Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (24 - 8) 4/13 MT HB 574 Clarifying Montana Constitution with Regards to Abortion Amendment Rejected - Senate (30 - 20) 4/07 ND HB 1450 Definition of Human Being Bill Not Tabled - Senate (26 - 21) 4/07 AL HB 18 Prohibiting Abortions after 20 Weeks of Pregnancy Bill Passed - House (69 - 19) 4/06 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (21 - 20) 4/06 OH SB 72 Revise Post-Viability Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 8) 4/06 VA HB 2434 Health Benefits Exchange Concurrence Vote Passed - House (59 - 36) 4/05 OK HB 1888 Abortion Restrictions Motion Agreed - Senate (25 - 20) 3/31 KS SB 36 Licensing of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (97 - 26) 3/23 KS HB 2035 Amending Statutes Regulating Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 3/23 AZ HB 2443 Prohibits Abortion Based on Race or Gender Concurrence Vote Passed - House (35 - 20) 3/23 KS HB 2218 Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 15) 3/23 ID S 1165 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 10) 3/22 DE HB 47 State Inspections of Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (27 - 12) 3/22 MT HB 574 Clarifying Montana Constitution with Regards to Abortion Amendment Adopted - House (66 - 31) 3/21 AZ HB 2443 Prohibits Abortion Based on Race or Gender Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 5) 3/17 MO HB 213 Restrictions on Late-Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (119 - 38) 3/16 GA SB 210 Liability for Violations of Abortion Laws Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 16) 3/07 UT HB 353 Authorizing Doctors to Refuse to Perform Abortions Bill Passed - House (54 - 13) 3/07 TX HB 15 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (107 - 42) 3/07 UT HB 354 Restricting Health Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - House (57 - 13) 3/07 UT HB 171 Abortion Clinic Licensing Bill Passed - House (47 - 25) 3/02 SD HB 1217 Requiring Counseling and a Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 13) 3/01 ID S 1115 Insurance Coverage of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 7) 2/28 AZ HB 2384 Taxpayer Funding for Abortions Bill Passed - House (40 - 18) 2/28 AZ HB 2416 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - House (40 - 18) 2/24 MT HB 544 Abortion Regulations Bill Passed - House (53 - 45) 2/24 KS HB 2218 Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - House (91 - 30) 2/24 KS HB 2035 Amending Statutes Regulating Abortion Bill Passed - House (96 - 25) 2/22 SD HB 1217 Requiring Counseling and a Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (49 - 19) 2/21 AZ HB 2443 Prohibits Abortion Based on Race or Gender Bill Passed - House (41 - 18) 2/18 MT SB 97 Parental Notice of Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 21) 2/17 TX SB 16 Abortion Procedures Bill Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 10) 2/17 SD HB 1171 Fetus Protection Bill Bill Tabled - House (61 - 4) 2/14 MT HB 544 Abortion Regulations 2/11 MT HB 280 Require Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Failed - House (47 - 53) 2/11 ND HB 1450 Definition of Human Being Bill Passed - House (68 - 25) 2/11 ND HB 1297 Abortion Law Amendments Bill Passed - House (68 - 25) 2/09 WY HB 251 Requires Ultrasound Prior to Abortion Bill Passed - House (34 - 25) 1/27 AR SB 113 Prohibit Abortion Health Care Coverage Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 8) 1/25 WY HB 118 Providing Information to Abortion Patients Bill Failed - House (23 - 32)

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