Key Votes

2013 All Abortion Key Votes

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12/11 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage to Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11) 12/11 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage to Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 47) 8/30 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25) 8/26 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11) 7/25 NC SB 353 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange and Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 13) 7/12 TX HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11) 7/11 NC SB 353 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange and Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (74 - 41) 7/10 TX HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (96 - 49) 7/03 NC HB 695 Expands Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 12) 7/02 NC SB 132 Amends School Health Curriculum Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 12) 6/27 NC SB 132 Amends School Health Curriculum Bill Passed - House (69 - 42) 6/24 TX SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (95 - 34) 6/18 TX SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10) 6/18 NA HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House (228 - 196) 6/13 WI SB 206 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (56 - 39) 6/13 WI AB 217 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (58 - 39) 6/13 WI AB 216 Prohibits State Health Insurance from Covering Abortions Bill Passed - House (58 - 39) 6/12 WI SB 206 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15) 5/28 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - House (50 - 25) 5/23 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 17) 5/22 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24) 5/13 MO HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 39) 5/07 MO HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7) 5/07 NC HB 716 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (79 - 40) 5/01 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46) 4/23 PA HB 818 Prohibits Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House (144 - 53) 4/18 MO HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Bill Passed - House (115 - 39) 4/16 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 7) 4/11 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14) 4/09 AK SB 49 Prohibits Certain State Funded Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6) 4/05 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 30) 4/05 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 10) 4/02 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 21) 4/02 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10) 4/02 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - House (70 - 26) 3/20 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Bill Passed - House (92 - 31) 3/15 ND HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15) 3/15 ND HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 17) 3/12 UT SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - House (56 - 17) 3/12 OK HB 1361 Requires Parental Consent Prior to an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House (81 - 13) 3/12 OK HB 1588 Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor Bill Passed - House (80 - 12) 3/12 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - House (79 - 15) 3/07 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 28) 3/06 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 33) 3/05 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - Senate (20 - 14) 3/04 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (72 - 58) 2/28 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Veto Override Passed - Senate (19 - 14) 2/28 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8) 2/28 SD HB 1237 Prohibits Weekends and Holidays from Being Considered Part of the 72-Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 9) 2/28 KS SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5) 2/27 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Veto Override Passed - House (53 - 28) 2/27 MT HB 391 Requires Parental Consent Prior to an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House (57 - 41) 2/26 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16) 2/22 WA HB 1044 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Abortions Bill Passed - House (53 - 43) 2/21 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 10) 2/21 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (68 - 20) 2/20 UT SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5) 2/20 SD HB 1237 Prohibits Weekends and Holidays from Being Considered Part of the 72-Hour Waiting Period Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (56 - 13) 2/19 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (73 - 23) 2/18 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7) 2/18 ND SB 2303 Defines a "Human Being" Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 23) 2/18 ND SB 2368 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 2/14 MS SB 2795 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Prescriptions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12) 2/08 ND HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (64 - 27) 2/08 KY SB 5 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4) 2/08 ND HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (63 - 28) 2/07 ND SB 2305 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Have a State License Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17) 2/04 AR HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15) 2/04 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (75 - 20) 1/31 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)

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