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Key Votes

2013 All Abortion Key Votes

Date State Bill No. Bill Title Outcome
April 9, 2013 AK SB 49 Prohibits the Use of Medicaid Funds for Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (14 - 6)
April 2, 2013 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Concurrence Vote Passed - House (68 - 21)
April 2, 2013 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 10)
Feb. 19, 2013 AL HB 57 Establishes Requirements for Medical Care at Abortion Clinics Bill Passed - House (73 - 23)
March 6, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - House (56 - 33)
Feb. 28, 2013 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Veto Override Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
Feb. 27, 2013 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Veto Override Passed - House (53 - 28)
March 5, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits Abortion if Fetal Heartbeat Detected Veto Override Passed - Senate (20 - 14)
Feb. 28, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Feb. 21, 2013 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Concurrence Vote Passed - House (80 - 10)
Feb. 21, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (68 - 20)
Feb. 18, 2013 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 7)
Jan. 31, 2013 AR SB 134 Prohibits an Abortion if a Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
Feb. 4, 2013 AR HB 1100 Prohibits Abortion Coverage on the State Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (77 - 15)
Feb. 4, 2013 AR HB 1037 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (75 - 20)
Aug. 30, 2013 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Concurrence Vote Passed - House (49 - 25)
Aug. 26, 2013 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - Senate (25 - 11)
May 28, 2013 CA AB 154 Authorizes Certain Individuals to Perform Aspiration Abortion Procedures Bill Passed - House (50 - 25)
May 23, 2013 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - House (80 - 17)
May 22, 2013 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate (26 - 24)
May 1, 2013 IA SF 446 2013-2014 Health and Human Services Budget Bill Passed - House (52 - 46)
April 11, 2013 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (35 - 14)
April 2, 2013 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - House (70 - 26)
Feb. 26, 2013 IN SB 371 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to the Prescription of an Abortion-Inducing Drug Bill Passed - Senate (33 - 16)
April 5, 2013 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - House (90 - 30)
April 5, 2013 KS HB 2253 Amends Abortion Clinic Tax Credits and Procedure Requirements Conference Report Adopted - Senate (28 - 10)
Feb. 28, 2013 KS SB 142 Prohibits Civil Action Lawsuits Concerning Abortion Consultation Bill Passed - Senate (34 - 5)
Feb. 8, 2013 KY SB 5 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (31 - 4)
Dec. 11, 2013 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage To Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 11)
Dec. 11, 2013 MI Initiation of Legislation Requires Abortion Coverage To Be Optional In Health Care Plans Bill Passed - House (62 - 47)
March 7, 2013 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - Senate (37 - 28)
March 4, 2013 MN HF 5 Establishes the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange Bill Passed - House (72 - 58)
May 13, 2013 MO HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Concurrence Vote Passed - House (115 - 39)
May 7, 2013 MO HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 7)
April 18, 2013 MO HB 400 Establishes Requirements for the Administration of Abortion-Inducing Drugs Bill Passed - House (115 - 39)
Feb. 14, 2013 MS SB 2795 Requires Physicians to Administer Abortion Prescriptions Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 12)
Feb. 27, 2013 MT HB 391 Requires Parental Consent Prior to an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House (57 - 41)
June 18, 2013 National HR 1797 Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act Bill Passed - House (228 - 196)
July 25, 2013 NC SB 353 Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 13)
July 2, 2013 NC SB 132 Requires Certain Reproductive Health and Safety Education for Schools Concurrence Vote Passed - Senate (32 - 12)
July 3, 2013 NC HB 695 Amends Abortion Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (29 - 12)
June 27, 2013 NC SB 132 Requires Certain Reproductive Health and Safety Education for Schools Bill Passed - House (69 - 42)
July 11, 2013 NC SB 353 Authorizes Regulations for Abortion Services Bill Passed - House (74 - 41)
May 7, 2013 NC HB 716 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (79 - 40)
March 15, 2013 ND HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 17)
March 15, 2013 ND HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (27 - 15)
Feb. 8, 2013 ND HB 1456 Prohibits Abortions if Fetal Heartbeat is Detected Bill Passed - House (63 - 28)
Feb. 7, 2013 ND SB 2305 Requires Physicians Performing Abortions to Have a State License Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Feb. 8, 2013 ND HB 1305 Prohibits Sex and Genetic Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (64 - 27)
Feb. 18, 2013 ND SB 2368 Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (30 - 17)
Feb. 18, 2013 ND SB 2303 Defines a "Human Being" Bill Passed - Senate (24 - 23)
April 16, 2013 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - Senate (39 - 7)
March 12, 2013 OK HB 2015 Expands Information Collected from Abortion Patients Bill Passed - House (79 - 15)
March 12, 2013 OK HB 1361 Requires Parental Consent Prior to an Abortion for a Minor Bill Passed - House (81 - 13)
March 12, 2013 OK HB 1588 Requires Parental Approval Before an Abortion is Performed on a Minor Bill Passed - House (80 - 12)
April 23, 2013 PA HB 818 Prohibits Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Exchanges Bill Passed - House (144 - 53)
Feb. 28, 2013 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)
Feb. 20, 2013 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)
June 24, 2013 TX SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (95 - 34)
July 12, 2013 TX HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 11)
July 10, 2013 TX HB 2 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements and Prohibits Abortions After 20 Weeks Bill Passed - House (96 - 49)
June 18, 2013 TX SB 5 Increases Abortion Facility Requirements Bill Passed - Senate (20 - 10)
March 12, 2013 UT SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - House (56 - 17)
Feb. 20, 2013 UT SB 60 Requires the State Department of Health to Prepare Annual Report on Abortions Bill Passed - Senate (23 - 5)
Feb. 22, 2013 WA HB 1044 Requires Health Insurance Plans to Cover Abortions Bill Passed - House (53 - 43)
June 13, 2013 WI SB 206 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - House (56 - 39)
June 13, 2013 WI AB 217 Prohibits Sex-Selective Abortions Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
June 13, 2013 WI AB 216 Prohibits State Health Insurance Plan from Covering Abortions Bill Passed - House (58 - 39)
June 12, 2013 WI SB 206 Requires an Ultrasound Prior to an Abortion Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 15)

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:

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  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
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