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Dick Durbin's Voting Records on Issue: Abortion

Office: U.S. Senate (IL) - Sr, Democratic Assistant Minority Leader (Minority Whip)

National Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
Dec. 24, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Bill Passed - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 23, 2009 HR 3590 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Cloture Invoked - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 22, 2009 S Amdt 3276 Senate Health Care Bill Amendments Amendment Adopted - Senate
(60 - 39)
Yea
Dec. 8, 2009 S Amdt 2962 Prohibiting Federally Funded Abortion Services Amendment Tabled - Senate
(54 - 45)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 S 1200 Health Care for Indigenous Peoples Bill Passed - Senate
(83 - 10)
Yea
Feb. 26, 2008 S Amdt 3896 Prohibiting the Funds in S 1200 from Being Used for Abortions Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 42)
Nay
Oct. 18, 2007 S Amdt 3330 Grants to Organizations Which Perform Abortions Amendment Rejected - Senate
(41 - 52)
Nay
Sept. 6, 2007 S Amdt 2707 Prohibiting U.S. Assistance for Groups that Support Coercive Abortion Amendment Adopted - Senate
(48 - 45)
Nay
July 25, 2006 S 403 Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act Bill Passed - Senate
(65 - 34)
Nay
Oct. 21, 2003 S 3 Prohibit Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion bill Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(64 - 34)
Nay
June 21, 2002 S Amdt 3927 Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(52 - 40)
Yea
June 20, 2000 S Amdt 3252 Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(50 - 49)
Nay
Oct. 21, 1999 S 1692 Ban on Partial-Birth/Late Term Abortion Bill Passed - Senate
(63 - 34)
Nay
Oct. 21, 1999 S Amdt 2321 Expressing Support for Roe v. Wade Decision Amendment Adopted - Senate
(51 - 47)
Yea
May 26, 1999 S Amdt 397 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Amendment Tabled - Senate
(51 - 49)
Nay
Sept. 18, 1998 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Veto Override Failed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Nay
June 25, 1998 S Amdt 2794 Overseas Military Hospital Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(44 - 49)
Yea
Sept. 4, 1997 S Amdt 1077 Fetal Tissue Research Amendment Amendment Rejected - Senate
(38 - 60)
Nay
July 22, 1997 S Amdt 936 Abortion Funding Amendment Amendment Adopted - Senate
(54 - 45)
Nay
July 10, 1997 S Amdt 593 Abortions at Overseas Military Facilities Amendment Rejected - Senate
(48 - 51)
Yea
May 20, 1997 HR 1122 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion bill Bill Passed - Senate
(64 - 36)
Nay
Sept. 19, 1996 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Veto Override Passed - House
(285 - 137)
Nay
July 22, 1996 H Amdt 1309 Non-Federally Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(176 - 223)
Did Not Vote
March 7, 1996 H Amdt 946 Medicaid Funded Abortions Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(198 - 222)
Yea
Nov. 1, 1995 HR 1833 Partial-Birth/Late-Term Abortion Ban Act of 1995 Bill Passed - House
(288 - 139)
Nay
Sept. 7, 1995 H Amdt 752 Overseas Military Abortions Amendment Adopted - House
(226 - 191)
Nay
June 28, 1995 H Amdt 477 Abortion Funding Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(243 - 187)
Nay
June 15, 1995 H Amdt 436 Overseas Military Abortion Amendment Amendment Rejected - House
(196 - 230)
Yea
May 24, 1995 H Amdt 403 Foreign Abortion Ban Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(240 - 181)
Nay
May 5, 1994 S 636 Abortion Clinic Access bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(241 - 174)
Yea
Oct. 7, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Conference Report Adopted - House
(311 - 115)
Yea
June 30, 1993 H Amdt 185 Hyde Amendment Amendment Adopted - House
(256 - 171)
Yea
June 30, 1993 HR 2518 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Bill Bill Passed - House
(305 - 124)
Yea
March 11, 1993 HR 4 Fetal Tissue Research Bill Bill Passed - House
(283 - 131)
Yea

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