Key Votes

2012 All Abortion Key Votes

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12/14 MI HB 5711 Increases Requirements on Facilities that Provide Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (27 - 10) 12/14 MI HB 5711 Increases Requirements on Facilities that Provide Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - House (72 - 35) 7/31 NA HR 3803 District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Failed - House (220 - 154) 6/07 NA HR 5855 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act for 2013 Bill Passed - House (234 - 182) 5/31 LA SB 708 Amends Abortion Requirements Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (33 - 3) 5/31 NA HR 3541 Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA) of 2012 Bill Failed - House (246 - 168) 5/30 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Concurrence Vote Passed - House (210 - 108) 5/16 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 6) 5/08 AL SB 10 Prohibits Insurance from Providing Coverage for Abortions Bill Passed - House (76 - 28) 5/07 KS SB 313 Prohibits Certain Abortion-Related Tax Credits Bill Passed - House (88 - 31) 4/25 NH HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 5) 4/24 TN HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics Bill Passed - Senate (28 - 5) 4/24 AZ HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 8) 4/23 MN HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 25) 4/20 MN SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House (80 - 47) 4/19 OK SB 1274 Requires physicians inform abortion patients of fetal heartbeat Bill Passed - House (75 - 12) 4/18 MN SF 1921 Increases Requirements for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - Senate (43 - 23) 4/18 MN HF 2341 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Drugs In Person Bill Passed - House (80 - 48) 4/12 IA S 5206 Prohibits State Funding For Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (22 - 25) 4/10 AZ HB 2036 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (37 - 22) 4/10 MS SB 2771 Expands Penalties for Child Homicide Bill Passed - House (83 - 34) 3/29 TN HB 3808 Requires Publication of Abortion Statistics Bill Passed - House (72 - 24) 3/29 IL Amendment No. 4 Requires Physicians to Provide Information About Side Effects of Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Amendment Rejected - House (32 - 68) 3/29 MO HB 1541 Provides Exemptions on Participating in Certain Medical Procedures. Bill Passed - House (113 - 41) 3/29 NH HB 1660 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (190 - 109) 3/28 NH HB 1659 Requires a 24 Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (185 - 138) 3/27 AZ HB 2036 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 3/26 GA HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (36 - 19) 3/26 VA Saslaw Amdt Requires Reimbursement of the Full Cost of Ultrasounds Required Prior to Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate (19 - 20) 3/19 ID S 1387 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 12) 3/15 MS HB 790 Regulates Certain Drugs Used for Abortion Bill Passed - House (78 - 35) 3/14 NH HB 1679 Prohibits Partial Birth/Late Term Abortions Bill Passed - House (224 - 110) 3/14 MS HB 1196 Additional Requirements for Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Bill Passed - House (77 - 37) 3/13 WI SB 92 Prohibits Abortion Coverage through Healthcare Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House (61 - 34) 3/13 MI HB 4799 Prohibits Coercing a Woman into Having an Abortion Bill Passed - House (72 - 37) 3/13 MS HB 1390 Establishes Additional Requirements for Physicians who Perform Abortions Bill Passed - House (80 - 37) 3/07 GA SB 438 Prohibits State Employee Insurance Coverage of Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 18) 3/06 OK SB 1274 Requires physicians inform abortion patients of fetal heartbeat Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8) 3/05 UT HB 461 Requires a 72 hour waiting period prior to an abortion Bill Passed - House (59 - 11) 3/05 AZ HB 2800 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Providers Bill Passed - House (41 - 17) 3/01 VA HB 462 Requires an ultrasound prior to an abortion Concurrence Vote Passed - House (61 - 35) 3/01 FL HB 277 Prohibits Abortions During the Third Trimester Bill Passed - House (78 - 33) 2/29 GA HB 954 Prohibits Abortions after 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (102 - 65) 2/28 VA HB 462 Requires an ultrasound prior to an abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 19) 2/22 VA SB 484 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (65 - 32) 2/22 WI SB 306 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Determine if the Woman's Consent is Voluntary Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15) 2/15 OK SB 1433 Defines life as beginning at conception Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 8) 2/14 KY SB 103 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 4) 2/14 VA HB 462 Requires an ultrasound prior to an abortion Bill Passed - House (63 - 36) 2/14 VA HB 1 Defines Life as Beginning at Conception Bill Passed - House (66 - 32) 2/13 WA HB 2330 Requires Health Insurers to Cover Abortion Bill Passed - House (52 - 46) 2/08 KY SB 102 Specifies Conditions for Informed Consent Bill Passed - Senate (32 - 5) 2/03 VA HB 62 Prohibits State Funding for Abortion Bill Passed - House (64 - 35) 2/01 VA SB 484 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (21 - 18) 1/18 NH HB 228 Prohibits the Use of Public Funds for Abortion Bill Passed - House (207 - 147) 1/04 NH HB 217 Prohibits Violent Offenses Against Fetuses Bill Passed - House (213 - 125)

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